• Financial Aid Resources 

    PHEAA December Financial Aid Webinars

    Covering the Gap: Pieces of the Puzzle to Help Pay Your Education Bill
    Understanding education balances can be confusing. Whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1-hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private/alternative loans as a last resort in the process of covering the gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will also include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved, and the effects on your borrowing capability.
    December 7th, Noon;    December 14th, 6:30 pm

    Understanding the Offer Letter and Balances
    The “Offer Letter” or “Financing Plans” that you receive provide an idea of the costs associated with attending a postsecondary institution and can be confusing because each school formats their information differently. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward Student Loan Program, will assist you in this 1-hour webinar in understanding and navigating through the types of aid that are listed, what you are being offered, identifying the balances, and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged.
    December 9th, 6:30pm;   December 16th Noon

    REGISTER HERE<https://www.pheaa.org/virtual/index.shtml>

    The following websites provide college financial aid information:
    FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Website:  www.fafsa.ed.gov
    Where to Find the Information You Need About Federal Aid - Federal Student Aid On-line Information
    FaTV is a resource that can help students and their parents better understand the financial aid process in short nuggets of video.  To access Delaware County Community College's version of FaTV go to www.dccc.edu/fatv. 


    Financial Aid Presentation by Fran McKeown of the PHEAA - Financial Aid 101 Paying for Post Secondary Education   November 29, 2021
    Recommended Readings:
    • SallieMae How To Pay For College by Gen and Kelly Tanabe
    • Getting Financial Aid by the College Board (www.collegeboard.com)