FINANCIAL AID, FAFSA, CSS PROFILE, & SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
PENNSYLVANIA’S GUIDE TO STUDENT AID:
The Guide can be found at www.PHEAA.org. It is a great source for federal and state grants and loans. It contains information on college planning timelines, student aid options, the student aid package, etc. The Guide is available online or as a hard copy in the Counseling Center.
Essentially, there are five options for financial assistance for postsecondary education, each differing in terms of repayment and eligibility:
- Grants. Grants do not have to be repaid. Many are based on financial need.
- Scholarships. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. They can be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, or athletic merit.
- Loans. Loans are a form of aid that must be repaid with interest after leaving school. The most common of these are the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and PLUS Loans, although private and alternative loans are also available.
- Work-Study. Based on financial need, work-study programs provide employment opportunities to students both on and off campus.
- Military Funding. Several military branches offer substantial financial aid packages in exchange for varying terms of service.
For more information on how to apply for financial aid, visit the PHEAA Website at www.pheaa.org.
2022 Financial Aid Night Presentation
2022 Senior Awards Night Presentation
Seniors and juniors are strongly encouraged to sign up NOW for scholarship search engines. It is never too early to educate yourself and to start looking for ways to pay for college. Some sources:
www.pheaa.org (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)
www.hsf.net (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)
App- scholly: Download this app for $2.99