Searching for money to fund your postsecondary path?
Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be used to help you pay for college or career school. Financial aid consists of Federal Student Aid, Scholarships, Private Loans, and Savings. Please click on the links below for additional information.
– Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
– Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its state grant, loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
– FinAid! is a website that offers information on financing your education.
– Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, Federal student aid, State-based student aid in 31 states, Federally-funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.
What are SCHOLARSHIPS?
Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help students pay for college that do not have to be repaid. Sometimes a scholarship is a one-time check. Other college scholarships are renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year.
All scholarships are different, and the way you apply for each will be different. For example, they may require the submission of an essay and/or your SAT/ACT scores. Being selected for, or awarded, a scholarship may be in part based on your participation in sports or extracurricular activities, community service, or leadership positions.
It is never too early to begin looking for scholarships. For more information check out our Scholarship Bank.