Financial Aid Information

This is a reminder that if you plan on applying for financial aid for college, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). 

Dependent students will need to create an FSA ID for themselves as well as one or both of their parents PRIOR to completing the FAFSA. 

All students and contributors (such as parents and spouses) must create an FSA Account—even if the contributor does not have a Social Security number. The FSA ID (account username and password) allows students and parents to identify themselves electronically to access, complete, sign, and submit a FAFSA form. 

If you don’t already have an FSA ID, go to: to create an FSA ID now.

For Parents: If you previously created an FSA ID, you don’t need to create another one. You can only have one FSA ID linked to your Social Security number. However, if you don’t remember your username, select “Forgot Username.” If you verified your email address or mobile phone number during account creation, you may enter your email address or mobile phone number instead of your username. If you forgot your password, select “Forgot Password,” and follow prompts to reset your password.

Other important Financial AId information: 

  • The Department of Education has announced the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available by December 31, 2023.
  • The Federal Student Aid Estimator is a great tool for students and families; it provides an estimate of how much federal student aid you may be eligible to receive. These estimates are based on the Student Aid Index (SAI), used to determine federal student aid eligibility. 
  • With the 2024-25 FAFSA® slated to launch on December 31, 2023 and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) new state grant platform, GrantUs, not launching until January 2024, PHEAA recognizes that students will not be able to automatically connect to the PA State Grant Form if they file a FAFSA before GrantUs is launched. They are working on processes and outreach efforts that will invite this population of students into GrantUs to complete this form (application) once the platform is available.
  • PHEAA offers a wide variety of webinars related to financial aid and other topics if you would like to learn more:

Millersville University Arts and Communications Field Trip

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Art & Design, Communications, Theatre, or Music? Join us on Wednesday, November 29th from 8:45 am – 1:30 pm for a field trip to Millersville University. This trip is open to students in grades 10-12 and is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about a career in these fields of study. Students will have a campus tour, learn about the admissions process, and attend sessions with faculty from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Permission slips are available in the Counseling Office and due Friday, November 17th.

Financial Aid Help Sessions

Seniors: If you are attending college or any post-secondary training after high school, you will need to apply for financial aid. Before you can apply for financial aid, you need to create a Federal Student Aid Account. 

There are two help sessions to get you started:

Flex on November 15th 
Flex on November 17th

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open in December. This is the most important application for almost all types of financial aid. Students need to create the Federal Student Aid Account prior to accessing the FAFSA.

Here is the google form for sign-ups:

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)

Calling all sophomores and juniors! Applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) program. This is an exciting, hands-on opportunity that involves living on a college campus for a one-week session over the summer and helping run a company with teammates. PFEW is a great addition to college applications/resumes and helps build skills in communication, leadership, time management, problem-solving and much more!

Penn Manor students can attend PFEW for a reduced rate of $150 thanks to the generosity of local donors. Financial aid is also available. Visit for more information and to submit your application; the referral code “LANCASTER” must be used when submitting your application to receive the discount.

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Any student interested in a career in the Construction Industry should stop in the Counseling Office and sign up to learn more about a Construction Pre- Apprenticeship opportunity for the Spring Semester. This involves attending training one day per week from 9 am-2:30 pm in Manheim. You will learn about rigging, hand tools, powertools, blueprints and safety. Sign up for information in the Counseling Office or email if interested.

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

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The Lancaster County Career & Technology Center is a full service career and technical school dedicated to preparing high school students and adults for careers in the new economy. Lancaster County CTC is best among its class and strives to meet the highest standards of quality instruction.

The application is now open for high school students to apply to CTC. 10th grade students must apply now for 11th grade, and 11th grade students must apply now for 12th grade.

Click here to Apply Online to CTC. Penn Manor Student Applications are Due DECEMBER 22nd!


  1. Create an Application Account
  2. Student fills out demographic information, parent/guardian information, program they want to apply to, and emergency contact information (must be someone other than the main parent/guardian listed.
  3. Student must log into their account and have the parent sign the application
  4. Student puts in a teacher email address for a recommendation form. Students must be sure they know the teacher is willing to do the recommendation and should double check they have spelled the teachers email correctly. It must be a core teacher or a teacher related to the program they are applying for.
  5. Student submits the application when all three proportions are filled out completely.

Watch this CTC Application Video for more details

CTC Open House Info in November.

Reminder: Education Day/College and Career Expo on November 6th!

Our 31st annual Education Day/College and Career Expo will be held this Monday, November 6th from 11:15 am – 1:15 pm at the East Gymnasium. It is open to all Penn Manor High School students in grades 9-12 and their families.

We are happy to share that representatives from over 100 colleges, trade schools, industries, and military units will be in attendance. Check out the list below to see the organizations that will be there:

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to make connections with representatives and learn more about their future plans and possibilities. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!