Reminder! Financial Aid Night is TOMORROW Night

Applying for financial aid just got easier!

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Financial Aid Night for students and parents will be held on OCTOBER 4, 2022 at 6pm located in the High School Auditorium. This is a popular event to find out about grants, applications, scholarships, loans, and much more. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn from the experts.

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Your one stop shop! Here is a list of helpful financial aid links and their descriptions.

ResourceNote
Board of Governors Scholarship for PASSHE SchoolsProvides the 2020-21 scholarship cut-offs for a scholarship specific to PASSHE schools.
CSS ProfileFinancial aid application required by some schools but not all.
CSS Profile explanation slidesOverview of CSS Profile.
CSS Profile list of institutionsList of schools that require CSS.
FAFSA login creationMust be done before starting FAFSA.
FAFSA websiteGather all documents before you start.
FAFSA completion guide (simple and in-depth)“How-to” guides
Financial aid guide for studentsGets you started with financial aid
Financial aid guide for undocumented studentsBest overview out there – and if you find one better, let us know!
Financial aid resources for counselorsPHEAA’s page with counselor resources
Financial aid resources for studentsPHEAA’s page with student resources
Foster care: Chafee GrantChafee is a national program for people who have been in foster care, and this is the PA website
Foster care: free tuition in PAPA has a new program offering free tuition for people who have been in foster care
How much aid is given by each collegeLists the percent of need met by 450+ colleges, plus the average aid package
PA State Grant instructionsStep-by-step guide for applying to PA’s state grant
State grant websites for DE, MD, NJ, and PALinks to each state’s websites
Scholarship guide from Malvern PrepCompilation of PA and national scholarship sites
Scholarship guide from Girard CollegeCompilation of Philly-area, identity-based, highly selective, lower selectivity, and national sites
TheDream.USScholarship resources for undocumented and DACAmented students who came to the US before November 2016

Financial Aid Timeline Webinars

The financial aid process can be confusing and overwhelming. Please consider checking out this free webinar from PHEAA with step by step guidance on the Financial Aid Timeline process.

Financial Aid Timeline Webinars

September 13 at 12pm
September 20 at 6:30 pm
September 22 at 12pm

Follow financial aid experts from Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. This 1 hour presentation will provide the starting points and web resources- for effective research before, during and after your student makes postsecondary decisions.

Register today at https://www.pheaa.org/virtual/index.shtml

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

Financial Aid Night

Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by PHEAA (PA Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PMHS Counseling Office.

When? – October4, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where? – Penn Manor High School LGI Room

Each year we offer free presentations to guide students and families through the financial aid process. Participants receive information to help them better understand the requirements necessary to receive state and federal financial aid assistance.

PHEAA mission is to provide affordable access to higher education

PHEAA vision is to be a respected leader in higher education, technology, and student aid, devoting energy, resources, and imagination to helping current and future generations of students.

CSS Profile

The CSS Profile enables colleges and universities to see a true picture of a family’s financial need and supports the mission of making college affordable.

More and more colleges are requiring the completion of the CSS profile as part of their financial aid process.  If a school that you are applying to requires it, you must complete the FAFSA and the CSS profile.  Please be aware of the schools’ deadlines to complete these pieces of the process.

There is a cost to complete the CSS Profile, but there are also fee waivers available if you meet the criteria.  If you have utilized a fee waiver for the SAT, the fee waiver to complete the CSS profile will be in your College Board account.

Please utilize the website provided below for more information about the CSS profile and how to go about completing it.  If you have any further questions, please see your School Counselor.

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