Education Day 2021

Please Join Us For

Education Day

College and Career Fair

Monday, November 1st in the East Gym

Parents and students are invited to attend Penn Manor Education Day on November 1st, 2021.   Over 100 admission representatives will be here from two and four year colleges, technical, nursing and business schools in the East Gym.  This is a great opportunity to speak to admission counselors and ask questions about the various Career Preparatory Programs and Colleges from around the East Coast. Learn about entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life and academic programs. NEW additions include local workforces sharing career information and job opportunities.

The event time will be 11:15am -1:15pm- during Block 3 and lunches.

Parents are welcome and can enter through the main office.

Click here for: College and Career Fair Attendees

Fall PHEAA Webinars

PHEAA PAForward October webinars can help answer your questions about post secondary education funding and processes.

Learn about education loans – which loan is right for me

  I’ve found the schools I’d like to attend and after filing the FAFSA, State Grant Form, Scholarships and researching higher education costs and calculating the funding gap, I see that education loans are a necessity, but where do I go from here?  What loan programs are available?  What are the advantages and disadvantage of the various types?  Join Financial Aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option.  Linda and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.

October 14th Thursday – 6:30pm;      October 21st – Noon, lunch and learn

Financial Aid Timeline – know what to do when

  Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PAForward program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This 1 hour presentation will provide the starting points and web resources- for effective research before, during and after your student makes post secondary decisions.  Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

October 12th Tuesday, 6:30pm;     October 19th – Noon, lunch and learn;    

October 28th, Thursday, 6:30pm

Register at pheaa.org/virtual

Millersville University Instant Admission Decision Day 

October 22nd, 2021

Instant Admission Decision Day is a chance for seniors to meet with an admissions representative and find out immediately if they are accepted into Millersville University. 

Follow these steps to participate:

  1. Complete the MU’s application online before October 15th. https://www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/index.php 
  1. Request your transcripts to be sent via your school counselor 
  • Instructions are in your class google classroom under “classwork” “tools for after graduation”
  1. You do NOT need to pay the $40 application fee
  • Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee
  1. Sign up through the Google Form: Instant Admission Decision Day 2021

*After you fill out the Google Form, a counselor will send you a Google calendar invite. This will be your pass to the counseling office

*You will be meeting with MU admissions representatives. Dress to impress.

  1. Report to the school counseling office on October 22nd promptly at your assigned time. Show the counseling secretary your google calendar invite pass and make sure you sign in. 

**You MUST have a completed application and filled out the Google Form by 10/15 in order to participate!**

Virtual FAFSA Completion Session Sign-up

Please join Penn Manor and PHEAA representative Sonya Mann-McFarlane on October 22nd, 2021. This event is offered to help you complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Before the event you and a parent each need to create your FSA ID at studentaid.gov.

Documents that you will need to complete your FAFSA are social security number, W-2 forms, federal income tax return from the past 2 years income tax returns, current bank statements, and stocks. *Please have these ready before your session begins*

Fill out this form to select your preferred time: FAFSA Completion Form

Financial Aid Night Recording

In case you missed our Financial Aid event, below is the link to the recording. Please enter the password to access: SvBGPqC8

Recording of presentation (32 min)

Remember that we are hosting a virtual FAFSA help day on October 22nd. Please email marjean.long@pennmanor.net to set up your time slot.

If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA or any financial questions regarding college, our PHEAA representative Sonya Mann-McFarlane would be happy to help. Contact her at sonya.mann-mcfarlane@pheaa.org

USMMA Info Session

United States Merchant Marine Academy

There will be an information session for those interested in the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. The admissions process and academic requirements are unique for service academies and this session is open to all high school students and college counselors.

Date: Sept. 28, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students and school counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.

To register for the session, please use the following link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpcOytqDksH9TFhXtxZ-QVZeNUK0TiEI4R

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.

Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.

More information about the Academy can be found here.

Penn State York- Fall Events

Fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for your college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 1 early action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline! We are offering a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Penn State Day Open House: Saturday, October 9 (in-person event)
Students will learn about the admissions and financial aid award processes and timeline, have an opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students, and view campus via a walking campus tour. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students will receive a $65 application fee waiver. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.

Application Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions Counselors will be on-hand to help you work on the Penn State application. Application fee waiver of $65 for those who attend!

September 25 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here.

FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to assist you as you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited spaces available

November 29 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.

Recording of Virtual College 101 Event!

For those of you who missed the virtual 101 event, here is the video link as well as the slides from the presenters.

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q7QVL2KYiqPCMDfrAKI8dw-02Ig_qj67/view?usp=sharing

Google Slides : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTdkTDiqBu1O-Q6a2t0YRzil2YZxycbuaDT8EFpT1KfITLlPFHipKjgfYMo35V3qWJ71kKQqK-WbFSO/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

PHEAA Sept Webinars: Planning & Scholarships – for all grade levels

September PHEAA webinars are here to assist with planning!

Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When     Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 16, Thursday, Noon;  Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon 

THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT-NOT PENN MANOR SPONSORED. PENN MANOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the Manor Middle School Auditorium/Cafeteria. Financial Aid Night

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain:  it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance   Sept 14 Tuesday Noon;  Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm;  Sept 30 Thursday Noon

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing.  This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying.  It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started.  We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions.  Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PAForward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

Register at:  Pheaa.org/Virtual

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Q&A

Q&A session for students interested in attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies.

Register with this link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscOqtrTMuHtLSOJygP9rbEUjJ8NU4PuGh

Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.

Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.

More information about the Academy can be found here.

Virtual Camp College


Virtual Camp College is back for 2021!

PACAC’s Camp College went virtual in 2020, and is planning a revival of this popular program for 2021.

Virtual Camp College or VCC is happening on three different dates for this year: 
June 17, July 17, or August 17
Unlike previous years, we’re running all off sessions in one day. All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 

Registration is now open – Please click here! 

Who VCC Is For First-generation, low-income, underrepresented students who are interested in attending college after they graduate from high school.Students set to graduate from high school in the classes of 2022 or 2023.Parents or family members of students who are set to graduate in the classes of 2022 or 2023. 
The VCC Schedule (all on ZOOM)-
Thursday, June 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, July 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, August 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 
Session Offerings
VCC will feature sessions presented by secondary school-based counselors and college admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth. Topics will include:
-College Admissions Fundamentals
-Paying for College
-Doing Virtual College Research
-Writing A Great College Essay
-Finding Success In College
…And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.

Completion Certificates
These are available to any participant who attends all sessions in a single day. Certificates will be mailed by the end of August 2021 to all students who complete the program. Students can put their certification of attendance to this awesome program right on their college resume. If you have any questions, please email them to CampCollege@pacac.org

Starbucks- Careers and College

Did you know that Starbucks offers free online tuition to both Part Time and Full Time employees (partners)?

Starbucks is “committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every benefits-eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have our support every step of the way.”

Find more information here. They are currently hiring in many Lancaster County locations!

There are many other companies that offer tuition assistance as well! Check out some of those places by visiting yescollege.

PACAC Spring Virtual College Fairs!

PSCA is pleased to announced that PACAC is partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs in Spring 2021. The first event will take place on March 22-23 from 5:00pm-7:45pm ET. Students and counselors can view the schedule and register at the following link https://www.strivescan.com/pennsylvania/ There are additional college fairs on the following dates:

Monday, April 12th or Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Monday, June 7th or Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Transfer Virtual College Fair: For all transfer students throughout Pennsylvania (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, May 11th or Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Explore Penn State Programs

Juniors, if you are undecided or considering one of Penn State’s most popular programs of Engineering or Nursing then check out this opportunity. Join the virtual program dates for an introduction to the high interest areas of engineering and nursing. These programs will not only provide a helpful overview of each discipline, but they will explain the various Penn State options that students have if they desire to study in one of these fields. Register today to attend: