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Financial Aid Resources

We understand the financial aid process for post-secondary schooling can be overwhelming.  The links below will help ease some of your fears and point you in the right direction. 
Federal Student Aid and the FAFSA                      
The first step in the financial aid process for all students applying for aid is the Federal Student Aid program and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To begin, visit FAFSA online at and follow the 3 step process for filling out the form. You may contact the Federal Student Aid office by phone at (800) 433-3243.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Association (PHEAA) State Grants & Loans
PHEAA serves millions of students and thousands of schools nationally through its state grant, guaranty, servicing, and financial aid processing systems. Visit and follow PHEAA's 5 Steps to Financial Aid. You can reach the PHEAA office by phone at (800) 692-7392.
Here are some helpful sites in regards to financial aid:

Upcoming Webinars



Refinancing Education Debt – Is It Right for Me - 3/5/24 at 6:30pm

Join us for this informative one-hour webinar on refinancing education debt.  Current or previous students of any age with student loans may be overwhelmed with their current repayment options or are moving closer to the repayment phase and wonder if refinance may be a better solution.  PHEAA, represented by Dan Wray and Suzanne Sparrow of the PA Forward Private Loan Program, will explain the pros and cons, availability of programs and help those interested in understanding more about this topic. Register at


Financial Aid Timeline - Know What to Do When - 3/7/24 at 12:00 pm and 3/26/2024 at 6:30pm

This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points and web resources for effective research before, during and after your student makes post-secondary decisions.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of understanding choices.  One thing is for certain – it’s never to early to start planning for a successful higher education experience.  Join PHEAA’s Suzanne Sparrow and Dan Wray of the PA Forward Private Loan program as they guide you along the exciting, and sometimes bumpy, road to planning for an affordable education.  Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key, as Failing to plan, is Planning to fail! Register at