There are many resources available to help students and parents with the FAFSA and student loan options.

Presented by PHEAA: Financial Aid 101– Understand the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. We plan to discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.

Presented by PHEAA: FAN Junior Jumpstart– This session will focus on the planning and goal setting high school juniors should be working on to prepare for the financial aid process they’ll face as seniors. All students who are looking into any post secondary education, and their parents, will benefit by the information that will be provided. Join us for a JumpStart!

Presented by PHEAA: FAFSA Overview/Line by Line– Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Access Partners will present an overview of the 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. They will guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and state grant application.

Hot off the press—- Information for Student Athletes


NACAC “Get in the Game” Brochure for Athletes

From registering with eligibility centers to signing a letter of intent, the college application process is different for student-athletes. This brochure breaks the process down into 10 steps to help identify a college where students can pursue both athletic and academic interests.

Click on the link for great tips for student athletes and their families:  GetintheGame

HACC Experience Day

Please Join the PMHS Counseling Department for:

The HACC Experience

Friday, March 18th 2016

Depart Central Complex 8:30 am

Arrive back to PMHS by 2pm

Free event and Lunch is provided


This is a great chance to:

  • Complete your placement testing if you are already planning to start at HACC in the Fall of 2016,
  • Discuss Academic Advising,
  • Learn more about the Academic Programs offered,
  • Learn about Dual Enrollment options,
  • Tour the Lancaster Campus

Stop in the Counseling Office to pick up a field trip form.






Successful Education Day 2015

Hi Penn Manor High School students and parents,
Today we had Education Day, a college and career fair at Penn Manor for Penn Manor students. With over 100 schools, there was a lot to take in! ALL of the schools have great programs, and Ms. Long did a great job of inviting a wide variety of schools. With so many schools, where do you even begin?  Freshman and Sophomore should continue to explore career options for themselves and get familiar with the college process by visiting a few of the schools they met today.  Juniors need to follow up with exploring schools this year so that they are prepared to narrow down which ones they want to apply to starting in August 2016!  Below I have highlighted a few programs that I learned something new about.  Comment on this blog post with some of the ones you learned about!

-Ms. Wile

Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia has great medical school placement rate from the pre-med programs. They were the ‘first’ for many programs in West Virginia.

Colorado Mesa University offers a special out-of-state tuition rate for certain states that is less than the traditional out-of-state cost. PA is one of those states!

Cecil College, looking for an affordable college option south of Lancaster County? Cecil College has associate degree programs awarded through their college and then partners with traditional 4-year universities to finish your bachelors degree. What makes them different than other community colleges? You can finish many of those bachelors degrees ON the Cecil college campus!

Cairn University, located outside of Philadelphia has unique First Year Experience Programs. Freshman students get off-campus instructions and trips included in the price of tuition! The Arts & Culture program includes trips around NYC, Philly, Boston, D.C. and a study tour in Europe.   The Outdoor Action program includes multiple week-long trips to national parks around the United States. The Urban Ministry program students travel to metropolitan locations around the country and internationally! The Israel and Archaeology program includes museum visits around the country and a two-week trip to Israel.


Hofstra University located in New York City provides students with extensive internship opportunities. They have accelerated programs for undergrad to grad programs in Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. If a student is interested in apply Hofstra is test-optional. That means if you have great grades but not very strong SAT/ACT Scores, you can apply without them.

Houghton College in New York has a lot of programs. Some of their unique programs are Data Science, Equestrian Performance and Equestrian Management.

Goshen College has strong education and pre-med programs.  They also have a great communication program, with their college radio program ranked #1 in the country 3 out of the last 5 years!

SUNY. We were lucky enough to have a representative for the State Universities of New York. They gave us copies of the view book which includes information for the 64 NY state schools. It includes details about majors, the SAT/ACT averages for getting into those schools, and more!

The University of Maine has very strong business programs. In addition, they have Marine Sciences, Pre-Veterinary, Animal and Veterinary Sciences; all great programs for students strong in science and interested in agricultural related careers.

Paul Smith’s College, The College of the Adirondacks, has a stong to focus on programs in Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Forest Technology, Arboriculture & Landscape Management, Tourism Management, and more. They have Associate Degree Programs and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.