• A message from Marlena Shugt regarding PHEAA's PA Forward Private Student Loan team Sessions:

    Good afternoon!

    We wanted to share the upcoming slate of public webinars offered by PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan team who will cover the two most requested topics during this time of year (details below).

    Register here  

    Deep Dive Into Covering the Gap   

    • June 9th, 6:30pm
    • June 30th, Noon
    • July 12th, Noon
    • July 26th, 6:30pm

    It’s crunch time.  The semester bill I received from the school has a tight deadline.  The format of the bill looks different from the aid offer I received a while back.  Are there any costs I need to plan for that aren’t showing on the bill? What happened to the Federal work study award?  Will I need to borrow?  If so, how much?  What loan programs are available?  Join financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar where these questions and many others will be answered.  Let’s take a deep dive into Covering the Gap.

    Borrowing for Education – which loan is right for me?   

    • June 7th, Noon
    • June 28th, 6:30pm
    • July 14th, 6:30pm
    • July 21st, Noon
    • July 28th, Noon

    I’ve done everything right so far: found the perfect school, made it through the admissions process, filed my FAFSA, filed my State Grant Form, applied for scholarships, researched higher education costs and calculated my funding gap.  Now that I can see an education loan is a necessity, where do I go from here?  What loan programs are available? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types?  Join financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option.  Linda and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.

    Thank you!

    Marlena

  • FAFSA INFORMATION

    4 ways Embark is improving the FAFSA application process

    • Simplifies the flow and navigation while reducing the time it takes to complete the FAFSA

     •  Dispels common FAFSA myths that often lead families to abandon the application

    •  Generates reports for counselors to track their students’ progress

    •  Reminds students about deadlines and saves a draft for them to update and submit next year

     

    Check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.