• FAFSA COMPLETION DAY

    NOVEMBER 8TH 9:30 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.

    Any Senior planning to attend a post-secondary school after graduation is strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA –Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States, and 1 parent/guardian, (unless the child is emancipated or in foster care),  to determine the student’s eligibility for student financial aid, including Grants, Scholarships, and Student Loans.

    If you would like assistance filling out the FAFSA, please join the representatives from PHEAA and the EOC (Educational Opportunity Centers) here at PAHS in the Library on Monday, November 8th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  To register please call the Guidance office @ 570-621-2964 to schedule your time.  

    Please see the attachment FORM regarding what to bring to the FAFSA Completion session. 

    If you are unable to attend on November 8th and would like assistance completing the FAFSA please see the attached FORM with a list of experts willing to help you for FREE!

    CREATE YOUR FSA ID HERE

    FILE YOUR FAFSA HERE

     

    FREE FAFSA HELP

    Wyatt , the personal FAFSA  assistance chatbot, will be available to seniors this fall.
    Wyatt answers student questions about the FAFSA via text.
    •Free to use and accessible 24/7 by text message
    •Addresses major barriers to completion with digestible guidance
    •Replies to questions immediately with content informed by experts
    •Sends biweekly reminders to complete the FAFSA early October – February: Seniors can earn chances at $500 Opportunity Scholarships for completing the FAFSA; more chances to earn between October and December
    getfafsahelp.org

    2021 PAHS PHEAA FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTION  SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 6:00 P.M.  VIEW PRESENTATION POWERPOINT PRESENTATION HERE

    PRESENTER: 

    Tiffanie A. DeVan, Higher Education Access Partner
    PHEAA- Pennsylvania School Services
    Business Cell: 717.884.2200
    Email: tdevan@pheaa.org
     
    AND
    Angeline Abraham
    Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.
    107 Gateway Shopping Center
    Edwardsville, PA  18704
    Phone:  (570) 331-6755
    Fax:  (570) 331-6757
     
    OCTOBER 1, 2021 FAFSA WILL BE AVAILABLE TO FILE:
     

    NEED ASSISTANCE FILLING OUT YOUR FAFSA?
    THEN PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FAFSA COMPLETION DAY
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH 2021
    Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am (FAFSA line-by line presentation)
    10:30 am -2 pm (available to assist with questions and completion)

     PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Families may contact guidance via email or by calling anytime @ 570-621-2964 or lschuster@pottsville.k12.pa.us
     

    Participating students and parents will need to come prepared with the following:
    1.) FSA ID NUMBER 
    2.) Completed 2020 taxes or the last pay stub for both student and parents

     

    If you go to a FAFSA Completion program please remember to bring the following:   

    What to HAVE ON HAND for a FAFSA® Completion Workshop

    • Social Security Number.  Be sure that it is correct!
    • Records of income, such as income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income.  2018 W-2 Forms or Federal Income Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A.
    • Information about assets, such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds, 529 plans and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business and farm.
    • Driver’s license number, if you have one.
    • Dates of birth, include the month, day and year.
    • Month and year of marriage, separation, divorce or other change in marital status.
    • Alien Registration Number, if you (student) are not a U.S. citizen.

    Notes:  

    • Parental information is required unless you are at least 24 years of age or meet the criteria for filing as an independent student as described on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).  Refer to www.fafsa.gov.
    • Only parents who do not have a Social Security number can enter 000-00-0000 on the FAFSA.
    • You must report income and assets for yourself and for your parents (if you are a dependent student) or your spouse (if you are married).
    • Use income records for the year that is two years prior to the academic year for which you are applying:  for instance, if you are filling out the 2020-21 FAFSA, you will need 2019 tax information.
    • If you haven’t done your taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, it’s okay to estimate the amounts. You might want to base your estimates on last year’s tax return. If your income changed drastically since last year’s tax return, you may click on “Income Estimator” when completing your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. The Income Estimator will help you estimate adjusted gross income (AGI). After you file your taxes, you’ll need to log back in to the FAFSA and correct any estimated information that was wrong.
     
    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME? CREATE YOUR FAFSA ID
     
     
     
    Need help filling out your FAFSA? Then check out https://studentaid.gov/articles/steps-to-fafsa-form/
     
    You will also find help on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM 
     

    The EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES CENTERS (EOC), PHEAA, and PSU Schuylkill all offer individual assistance: CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT INFORMATION

     

    Angeline Abraham
    Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.
    107 Gateway Shopping Center
    Edwardsville, PA  18704
    Phone:  (570) 331-6755
    Fax:  (570) 331-6757

    Angeline will schedule an appointment with you and your family at  and assist you in filling out the FAFSA and state grant forms. (She is wealth of information and this service is free!)

     
     
     
     
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