FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Peter J. Daley
PHEAA website updates mean new resources for students
HARRISBURG, July 8 – State Rep. Peter J. Daley, D-Fayette/Washington, drew attention to changes made to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s website, which promise to make it even easier for students and their families to plan for higher education.
“New tools and a more easily navigated website should make it a little easier for students and their families to navigate the ins and outs of determining financial aid for higher education, as well as accessing tools to explore careers and colleges,” Daley said. “Information is key to successfully planning and budgeting for higher education. With these changes, PHEAA’s website can be a one stop shop for higher education.”
PHEAA maintains www.EducationPlanner.org and recently completed a redesign, adding new content and improving navigation and interactive activities including:
· Checklists for career planning, preparing for school and paying for school
· Assessments that identify students’ strengths and weaknesses
· Career videos
· Savings calculators and loan payment calculators
· Opportunities to submit questions and receive advice in the “Ask a Counselor” section
Through the site, students can not only link to career and college planning resources available on the web, but also explore hundreds of careers. Parents can use the site to learn more about saving for college, accessing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and find valuable tips on searching for scholarships.
Daley encourages students and parents to take a look at the revamped site.