VIRTUAL CBSD FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATIONS
The FAFSA Workshop will be held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Pre-registration is required. Please click on THIS FLYER, and then click on the registration link provided. Complete all information to receive your login for the session.
This session will feature Fran McKeown, our PHEAA rep, who will guide families through the process of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the PA State Grant application.
The CBSD Financial Aid Information Session was held virtually on 10/7/21.
If you missed this session, click here to access the powerpoint.
Ms. Fran McKeown, Access Partner from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), presented on topics including higher education costs, the types of Financial Aid available, and how to apply for Financial Aid (using FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All students and parents/guardians are welcome to watch!
Every month, PHEAA offers a number of WEBINARS covering various topics. For OCTOBER 2021, the webinars include:
- Education Loans -- Which loan is right for me? (3 dates/times)
- Financial Aid timeline -- Know What to do When! (3 dates/times)
Click on THIS FLYER to access links to register and attend these PHEAA workshops!
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 2022 can begin to fill out/submit their FAFSA starting October 1, 2021.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.Click Here to view the list of CSS Profile Participating Colleges and Universities.