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Planning to Pay for College


Your child has decided that they would like to attend college, they may have even been accepted already, now what??  Below is a list of guidelines compiled by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and visit  


1.  Look for "free" money first.

  • This is money that you do not need to repay.

  • Grants and scholarships.


2.  Know your specific deadlines.

  • Specific school deadline

  • State deadline

  • FAFSA deadline


3.  Fill out the FAFSA

4.  Compare schools' financial aid offers carefully.

  • Check your Student Aid Report (SAR)

  • Review each school's financial aid award letter.

  • Compare each school and the different types of aid.


5.  Be sure you have the money you need.

  • Know your education costs both direct and indirect.

  • Meet the necessary deadlines.

  • Contact the College's financial aid office.



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