Rep Schweyer: Students can apply for college financial aid now. PHEAA booklets available at district office

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State Rep. Peter Schweyer
D-Lehigh
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Schweyer: Students can apply for college financial aid now

PHEAA booklets available in district office

 

ALLENTOWN, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is reminding college-bound students and their parents that the application process for financial assistance for higher education is open now.

According to Schweyer, PHEAA Student Aide guidebooks, which provide a complete overview of the financial aid process, are available in his district office located at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206.

“My office is available to help constituents navigate the higher education assistance process," Schweyer said.

The guidebooks also include information on the Free Application for Financial Student Aid. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for state and federal aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant and work-study employment, Pell grants, Perkins loans and Stafford loans. Many colleges also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for school-based aid such as private grants and need-based scholarships. Beginning the application process earlier in the school year will allow students and families to meet the various deadlines set by colleges and universities.

Schweyer noted there are other resources available to students as they prepare for college. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency developed a free online resource and interactive tool, www.MySmartBorrowing.org, which guides students through the many decisions that must be made in advance of college.

The FAFSA form can be filled out online at https://fafsa.gov.

 

ALLENTOWN, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is reminding college-bound students and their parents that the application process for financial assistance for higher education is open now.

According to Schweyer, PHEAA Student Aide guidebooks, which provide a complete overview of the financial aid process, are available in his district office located at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206.

“My office is available to help constituents navigate the higher education assistance process," Schweyer said.

The guidebooks also include information on the Free Application for Financial Student Aid. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for state and federal aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant and work-study employment, Pell grants, Perkins loans and Stafford loans. Many colleges also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for school-based aid such as private grants and need-based scholarships. Beginning the application process earlier in the school year will allow students and families to meet the various deadlines set by colleges and universities.

chweyer noted there are other resources available to students as they prepare for college. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency developed a free online resource and interactive tool, www.MySmartBorrowing.org, which guides students through the many decisions that must be made in advance of college.

The FAFSA form can be filled out online at https://fafsa.gov.