College Costs and Financial Aid Planning

PHEAA’s higher education access partner Marla Kane explains the different types of scholarships that are available for financial aid, how to apply, how to avoid scholarship scams and offers examples of scholarships that could save you thousands of dollars.

2019 Financial Aid Night Power Point Presentation

PHEAA 2019-2020

PHEAA’s home page

Create FSA ID

You must create an FSA ID before completing your FAFSA form.

Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA form)

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after October 1. There are three ways that a student can complete the FAFSA:

1) Apply online at

2) Download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at (Note: PDF FAFSA’s must be mailed for processing).

3) Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 

Sources of Aid and Financial Aid Information

FAFSA 4Caster (Federal Aid Projection Tool)

Scholarship Search


Direct Loans

Resources by State

Student Tax Information


Project Scholarship Scam 

Student Guide to Federal Aid

More ways to save for College:

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