Financial Aid Resources 

Financial Aid 101 PowerPoint Presentation

Applying for Financial Aid:

  • Application on FAFSA.gov  (FAFSA.gov is the preferred method for submitting the FAFSA -Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Students and parents need to create a FSA ID prior to completing the FAFSA

  • Find school codes

 

The FAFSA is now open to complete your application for federal student aid for post-secondary education.  All college freshman are eligible for a $5500 loan regardless of parental income and potential grants.  The financial aid office at Penn State Schuylkill shared their presentation to help you with the application since we are unable to have an in person Financial Aid Night.  

Frequently Requested #s:

  • General Info about Federal Aid: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) For FAFSA help & to request copies of Student Aid Report (SAR)

  • Pa Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant and Loan Programs 1-800-692-7392

 

Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - www.pasfaa.org

 

Scholarship Search – National Scholarship and Grant Resources

www.collegeboard.org/scholarships

www.scholarships.com

www.careersandcolleges.com

www.fastweb.com

www.gocollege.com

www.petersons.com

www.sacfoundation.com   – the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation which provides a full listing of Scholarships/Awards available to Blue Mountain High School students

College scholarship guide: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/

 

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - www.nasfaa.org

National Student Loan Data System - www.nslds.ed.gov

 

Pennsylvania Assistance

www.aesuccess.org (Pa Loans)

www.pheaa.org (Pa State Grants)

 

U.S. Department of Education:

www.ed.gov/finaid.html

www.ifap.ed.gov

www.studentaid.ed.gov

College Savings - www.collegesavings.org

Budgets, Debt Management

www.1stdebtconsolidation4u.com

www.cc-bc.com

www.center4debtmanagement.com

www.myfico.com

www.nfcc.org

www.YouCanDealWithIt.com