Guidance News

Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center Open House
 
Central Westmoreland Career and Technical Center (CWCTC) will be hosting an Open House for prospective students on Wednesday, February 16th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Students in grades 9-11 interested in applying to CWCTC and their parents are invited to attend the open house to learn more about the opportunities offered at CWCTC. 

 

 

PHEAA Webinars

FAFSA Line by Line Overview Presentation
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Access Partners will present an overview of the 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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12 p.m.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022  6 p.m. 
 
My FAFSA is Filed… What’s Next? Presentation
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Access Partners will present information on the steps after completing the FAFSA Application. They will discuss the financial aid process, strategies to review and understand financial aid notifications, and how to compare different types of aid. 
 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 12 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6 p.m.

Register at pheaa.org/virtual – or --   PHEAA webinar events  for any of the webinars below.
 
 

Deep Dive Into Credit Related to Education Funding   1/11 @ Noon and 1/20 @ 6:30pm

For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs.  Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan Program for a one-hour webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit, how to maintain or improve ratings and comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.

 

Learn about Education Loans – which loan is right for me?   1/13 @ 6:30pm and 1/18 @ Noon

As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the Department of Education and private loan programs.  Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable, and finding the right fit.  Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan Program in a one-hour webinar review of the different options and details associated with education loans to assist in sorting out the information to make decisions that are right for you and your family.

 

Register here

 
 
Governor's School for Global and International Studies
 

The world is becoming more and more interconnected: cultures are fusing and clashing, borders are eroding as walls are going up; local affairs are increasingly enmeshed in global and transnational processes. The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Global and International Studies provides high-school sophomores and juniors with the tools to understand these changes through a four-week residential program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus. Students learn to think globally, develop their oral and written communication skills, and study critical languages with distinguished faculty and guests and a diverse group of students from across the state. The program’s unique curriculum and residential environment encourage students to engage with the world in a fun, intense, and immersive way. The knowledge and relationships they build will last a lifetime.

 

Applications are due January 19, 2022

More information can be found at this website: https://www.govschool.pitt.edu/

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