Financial Aid! Resources for you and your parents and questions answered.
A Financial Aid Info Night :
When: Tuesday, September 26th 2017 at 6pm
Where: SASHS Library
Please come out and hear your guidance office along with your local PHEAA Rep, Tiffanie Devan answer questions about the financial aid options for you!
When do I fill out the FAFSA®?
The 2017–18 FAFSA will launch on Oct. 1, 2016.
There are different FAFSA deadlines for different programs:
|Aid Program||Deadline Information|
|Federal student aid||For the 2018–19 School year, you will be able to apply starting October 1, 2017.
Please apply as soon as possible! This increases the amount of money that is still available to you!
|State student aid||You can find state deadlines at fafsa.gov or on the paper or PDF FAFSA.|
|College or career school aid||Check the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March).|
|Other financial aid||Some programs other than government or school aid require that you file the FAFSA. For instance, you can’t get certain private scholarships unless you’re eligible for a Federal Pell Grant—and you can’t find out whether you’re eligible for a Pell Grant unless you file a FAFSA. If the private scholarship’s application deadline is in early to mid-January, you’ll need to submit your FAFSA before that deadline.|
As you can see, it’s a good idea to file the FAFSA as soon as it’s available so you don’t miss out on anything.
You have to fill out the FAFSA® every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid.
Financial Aid How To’s:
- PHEAA‘s How to Complete the FAFSA:
- What do I Need to Complete the FAFSA?
- The FSA ID– This is your passport to federal aid online and a necessary element in the completion of all Fin Aid Forms
- Your tax returns from the past year
- The student and parent/guardian social security numbers
Exceptional Resource for your Financial Aid questions:
Tiffanie A DeVan, PHEAA (PA High Ed Assistance Agency)
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) https://fafsa.ed.gov/
PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Educational Assistance Agency) https://www.pheaa.org/
Looking at a Private/Ivy League School? You may need to complete the CSS Profile to be eligible for in school funding sources, see this website: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
Financial Aid Quick Links and Phone Numbers:
- Educationplanner.org & MySmartBorrowing.org
- PHEAA toll free: 1-800-692-7392
- Federal Student Aid Info Center – 1-800-433-3243
- www.studentaid.gov– general financial aid info
- www.studentloans.gov – information on federal loans