• FAFSA COMPLETION DAY
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH 2020
    Time: 9:30 am - 10: 30 am (FAFSA line-by line presentation)
    10:30 am -2 pm (available to assist with questions and completion)

    Join us for a virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop conducted by PA Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This workshop provides an in-depth look at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the primary application that students must complete to be considered for most forms of financial aid. Participants will learn how to complete the FAFSA® as well as receive tips on how to answer the most frequently asked questions. In addition, please see the attached document, which will also assist with completing the form.

    REGISTER HERE

    COMPLETING THE FAFSA TIPS 2020

     

    2020 - 2021 PAHS VIRTUAL PHEAA FINANCIAL AID NIGHT PRESENTION  was held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m.

     2021 2022 Financial Aid Night Presentation Power Point.pdf

    PHEAA Financial Aid Presentation recording:https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/lsr.php?RCID=811b95b247424cf6bb06a3d85fd5fd52
    Password for the recording: QsfamUm2



    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
     
     
     
    FAFSA COMPLETION Day at PAHS: MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 
    Families may log into the link that will be sent out after October 13th and PHEAA will be available the entire time from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
     PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Families may contact guidance via email or by calling anytime after OCTOBER 13TH @ 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 2019 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 www.fafsa.gov     You will also find help on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK0bbu0y5AM 
     

    ALSO contact the EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES CENTERS,

     
    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!)

     
     
     
    Fill out the FAFSA online here: FAFSA Application
     
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