2009-01-15 / Local & State

Free FAFSA Workshop Here

PHEAA's South Central Pennsylvania Regional Office will offer a free instructional program on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 10 a.m.-noon on Sat., Jan. 24, 2009, in the cafeteria of Mc- Connellsburg High School.

"January is the first month that students can begin submitting their completed FAFSA," notes PHEAA Regional Director Bruce Diefenderfer. "The FAFSA requires information from both students and parents and can be somewhat challenging to navigate, especially for first-time applicants.

Filing the FAFSA by the earliest deadlines will ensure that students are maximizing their ability for financial aid. The deadline for submitting the FAFSA for consideration for the Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1 for all new and renewal applicants who plan to enroll in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program and those in college transfer programs at two-year public or junior colleges.

For first-time applicants who plan to enroll in a business, trade or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, or a two-year terminal (nontransferable twoyear degree) program at a community, junior or four-year college, the state grant deadline or submitting the FAFSA is August 1, immediately preceding the academic year.

The FAFSA can also be completed online by visiting http://www.pheaa.org/fafsa.

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