Financial Aid

Financial Aid
Thing to Remember:

There are 4 different types of financial aid:
1. Scholarships
2. Grants
3. Work-Study Awards
4. Loans

The Pennsylvania State Grant Program is PHEAA

Federal Grants are Pell Grants

Go to for a list of information needed to complete the FAFSA

Look for funds that will not require repayment

Your EFC means Expected Family Contribution

Apply early and meet all deadlines to maximize your aid options

Reapply each year you need student aid.

Set up a paper or electronic file for all information you collect about student aid

Keep copies of forms you complete and mark the date you mail them

Independent students who have special  cases, like a married student, should see their high school guidance counselor or the financial aid office at the school they are applying to.

Heres a list of possible expenses to take into account: Tuition & Fees, Room & Board, Books & Supplies, Transportation, Personal Expenses, and Miscellaneous Articles. - College and Career planning, scholarship searches, varieties of worksheets, calculators, and award analyzers to help determine the best way to finance your education. - information and applications for Pennsylvania’s Grant, scholarship, and work-study programs. - Research how to make colleges more affordable.

Your school counselor - has information to help you plan your education after high school, and for standardized test dates, scholarship information.

College financial aid administrators - can help provide information and answer questions about your school of choice.

School/Public Libraries - good places to research information on schools and financial aid.

Information courtesy of and the PHEAA handbook, Pennsylvania’s Guide To Student Aid