Financial Aid & Scholarships

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND MONEY

FOR

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

Penn Manor Education Foundation Scholarships

Current scholarship information and applications can be found on the HS Counseling Moodle Page.  Click Here for the instructions:

1. Parents and students can login with the student’s sapphire information, OR login as a guest

2. Scroll down for a list of scholarships. They are in listed by the date they are due, and are updated frequently throughout the school year. Students will fill out  a google form and then upload supplemental documents via google classroom. Instructions are on the moodle.

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Click on the link below to view an informative Financial Aid presentation!

If you were not able to attend the Penn Manor Financial Aid Night this is an excellent resource!  Additional materials may be picked up in the counseling office.

Financial Aid Information Presentation For Students and Families

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Applying for Federal and State Financial Aid

FAFSAlogowww.fafsa.ed.gov   Federal Student Aid:  Download and complete the FAFSA forms here.

Before you complete the FAFSA you have to  create an FSA ID– Watch the “How to create Your FSA ID” video at the link below.
This video explains what an FSA ID is, why you need one, and provides the step-by-step process for creating an FSA ID. 

PHEAA has a youtube channel with informative videos:  Check out the most recent guide to Financial Aid and Planning

Financial Aid 101- Everything You Need to Know for
Scholarships to Help Pay for Higher Education –
How to Complete the  FAFSA

Click below to access-https://www.youtube.com/user/PHEAAStudentAid


Other useful Financial Aid/Scholarship Sites:

FREE Services
Many companies charge fees for services that your students can get for FREE, from scholarship searches to loan debt relief. Be sure to first research free sites such as EducationPlanner.orgStudentAid.ed.gov, and StudentLoans.gov.

If you are having thoughts about how to finance college, here are 20 great questions to ask.

Spanish Language Financial Aid Information: collegeafford_spanishlanguage

If you are unsure about attending college because of financial reasons- visit this document on the Twelve myths about paying for college!

Here is a flyer with some helpful tips for completing the 2018-2019 free application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) – Tip_Sheet_for_Unique_Situations_2017

Does your school require the CSS Profile?  If so, check it out at the following link! Give yourself plenty of time to complete this important financial aid documentation.

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/?ep_rid=30156576&ep_mid=11408039

Credible is a simple, free tool that helps student and parents evaluate their private student loan options. Similar to the Common App for college applications, Credible users complete a single, brief form to receive personalized offers from six different lenders. Information is only shared with the lender of their choosing after they have seen all the offers for which they qualify https://www.credible.com/student-loans/

SCHOLARSHIP SITES

There are SO many scholarship search sites– where do you start? Check out this link for an extensive article on the best scholarship search sites and then take a look at the list below for opportunities GALORE!

https://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/

www.fastweb.com  FastWeb:  Scholarship and college searches. Fastweblogo

www.finaid.org  SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid:  Scholarship searches, college cost calculators.

www.scholarships.com  Scholarships applicable for high school students

www.studentaid.ed.gov  Federal Student Aid:  Scholarship searches, other aid resources.

www.ftc.gov/bcp/bcpfp.shtm   Federal Trade Commission:  Check if scholarship claims are legitimate.

www.salliemae.com/plan  SallieMae Education Investment Planner:  Planning and paying for college.

www.pasfaa.org/docs/toc_stufam.html  Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

http://scholarshipamerica.org/students.php-Comprehensive scholarship website!

http://scholarshipamerica.org/open_scholarships.php

https://weirdscholarships.net/ Complete scholarship search site!

http://www.nextstepu.com/ Nextstep – scholarships and resources for students and parents

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