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Scholarships and Financial Aid

PHEAA – Financial Aid Planning Video for 2019-2020

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)  has published their Student Financial Aid Planning video for 2019-2020 and it is now available on YouTube.   Students and their families should view this video to learn about the financial aid process.  It talks about FAFSA, PA State Grants, Loans, and some tips, hints and suggestions.

 

College Scholarships Guide

College education in the United States comes at a high cost, with annual fees ranging from $20,770 for public schools, up to $46,950 for private schools.  In fact, on average, students graduate with over $37,000 of student loan debt. The topic of student loan debt in the United States is an increasingly contentious issue and has left many parents and students like contemplating whether a four-year college education is even worth it.  The good news is that college expenses can be drastically reduced – and in some cases, eliminated altogether – through scholarships. While the process of identifying and applying to scholarships can be tedious and time-consuming, they can help students overcome the financial obstacles that stand in the way of their future careers  While the best college scholarships are highly competitive, there are strategies that can be used to improve your chances of being awarded one. This guide provides insight into the types of scholarships available, the application process, and how to improve your odds of being awarded a scholarship.    (Source: https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/best-college-scholarships

 
FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS
 
  • Students should regularly check their emails for information received from Guidance about scholarships. 
  • Scholarships are listed in Naviance
  • Websites that students can access to find scholarships:
    1. GoingMerry.com
    2. Fastweb.com
    3. Scholarships.com
    4. Chegg.com
    5. CollegeBoard.org
    6. College website of college you will be attending
    7. Myscholly.com
    8. Raise.me
    9. Unigo.com
    10. Petersons.com
    11. Niche.com
    12. Tuitionfundingsources.com
    13. Internationalscholarships.com for International Students