Act soon for college financial aid

June will be here before we know it, and many graduating seniors and their parents are thinking about college applications and, more importantly, how to pay tuition bills.

I’m urging college-bound high school seniors and their families to consider applying as soon as possible for financial assistance by submitting the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.                                       

The FAFSA is a must for determining eligibility for most need- and income-based financial assistance, including the Pennsylvania State Grant, Pell grants and other federal student loans, work-study programs and various scholarships.

The FAFSA may be completed online at www.fafsa.gov. The form is also available on my website by clcking on the education tab under Help & Services.