Monday, October 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    On Monday, October 19th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, CBSD will host a VIRTUAL Financial Aid Presentation. Our host will be Ms. Fran McKeown from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).  Topics will include higher education costs, they the types of Financial Aid available, and how to apply for Financial Aid (using FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

    On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:30PM, Ms. McKeown will also host a FAFSA WORKSHOP (Virtual).  This workshop will assist families with general questions about completing the FAFSA.  There will be a Q and A session at the end of the presentation.  Click here to access the info Flyer and the Registration Link on the flyer.  Once registered, you will receive an invitation/link to the live event.  


    Helpful Info from Financial Aid Night 2019

    Last fall (2019), Bonnie Behm, Director of Financial Assistance at Villanova University, hosted the District's Financial Aid Night presentation. She addressed topics including types of financial aid, the application process (using the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid), timelines and deadlines, and tips for comparing offers of aid from various schools.  Feel free to review her presentation to get a great overview of the Financial Aid process, lingo and application process, especially if this is your first time through!


    2019-2020 Financial Aid Night Presentation 10.2.19



     Helpful Links and Information

    Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has a wealth of resources, videos and downloads to assist students and their families in navigating the financial aid process, and teaching families about Pennsylvania-specific student aid programs. Download this GRAPHIC for a great summary of the financial aid process, and visit the PHEAA.ORG website for additional materials.


    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):  This is the federal application which all students must complete and file in order to be considered for any federal, state, or institutional aid.  While paper forms are available, the online application is preferred.  Students planning to matriculate in college in the fall of 2021 can begin to fill out/submit their FAFSA starting October 1, 2020.  

    Fin Aid!  The Smart Student Guide :  This site provides a large number of resources, answers, and information about the financial aid process.
    Federal Student Aid:  This site, hosted by the US Department of Education, contains detailed information, with easy-to-find categorieof all your financial aid questions.  There are step-by-step guides to how to fill out the FAFSA, as well as FAQ for eligibility, loan calculators, etc.  



    The PROFILE is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award non-federal student aid funds.  Visit www.collegeboard.com for more information, a list of participating colleges and universities, and important deadlines.  Click here to go directly to the CSS Profile login page