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FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

FEB.23, 2024 12:00 to 3:00
FAFSA

 
The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) new format is currently ONLINE and OPEN!   
 
If you are looking for assistance with this process, Bishop McCort will be hosting a FAFSA COMPLETION WORKSHOP on FEB. 23rd here at BISHOP McCORT. 
 
FAFSA completion workshops are an opportunity for you to fill out your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here at Bishop McCort with our representatives from PHEAA and other College Financial Aid professionals.   Parents & students are scheduled in small group session to ensure you receive sufficient assistance.  

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO GET STARTED ON THE FAFSA AND BE READY TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP.

RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT TIME: RSVP LINK: HERE
We limit the amount of participants in each hour to ensure that you get to speak with Julie Fontana our PHEAA representative.  
 
BRING YOUR CHILD, The student should attend to complete student section and provide signature.  
 
COME TO THIS WORKSHOP PREPARED!
CREATE A FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID:
Students need to create their FSA ID 4 days in advance of the workshop
Any contributor of information to the FAFSA such as a parent(s) also need to create an FSA ID  4 days in advance of the workshop
Parent(s) that have an FSA ID that they previously used, should log into studentaid.gov/fsa-id  as they may need to update their password.
 
Have Phone & Personal Email Account Ready
Students and parents will need to have access to text messages and personal email accounts.  When students and parents use their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID to log in to the online FAFSA, it will require a two-step verification process.  Each time an FSA ID is used to log in, a one-time code is delivered via email, text message, or an authenticator app.
 
 
REVIEW THE FAFSA CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: 
CHECKLIST and other good resources attached file below

Know Your Contributors:

 
 
 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:

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FINANCIAL AID 101 & PA STATE GRANT COMPLETION

 

 

 

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Local & Community-Based Scholarships

Click Here for McCort Specific & Local Scholarship Opportunities!!

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Look at the Schools you are interested in FIRST to see what kind of Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Awards offered. Follow this link to access many College Specific scholarship Pages! Every college/university has their own scholarship page, we have just compiled some commonly applied to schools here for quick access!
 
 

 

 

 

Peterson’s Guide to Scholarshipsg

 www.petersons.com

College Board Scholarship Search

www.collegeboard.org

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

https://www.salliemae.com

Student Scholarship Search

 www.studentscholarships.org

FastWeb Scholarship Search

  www.fastweb.com

 

 

 

General Information Sites and Helpful Scholarship Search Links

www.finaid.org Comprehensive financial aid information

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www.pasfaa.org Information on Pennsylvania institutions

www.studentaid.ed.gov US Department of Education financial aid page

www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA on the Web

www.pin.ed.gov To request a Federal Student Aid PIN for electronic signatures

www.phea.org Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, 800-692-7392

www.makecollegepossible.com Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program

www.aessuccess.org American Education Services

www.Studentloanhero.com Resource for student loans, including information on private student loans.

 
 
 

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