FAFSA Applications Available Now

HARRISBURG — Prospective college students and their families can complete the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online now, according to state Senator-elect Aument (R-36).

The FAFSA is used to determine students’ eligibility for almost all types of student aid, including state grants, Federal Pell Grants, Keystone Stafford Loans, regular Federal Stafford Loans and other federal and institutional programs.

“I strongly urge the families of high school seniors to file the FAFSA,” Senator-elect Aument said. “There are many grant and loan programs available for students and this application is the first step in securing that money.”

Families are encouraged to visit www.pheaa.org/fafsa to access the 2015-16 online FAFSA and additional resources to help walk visitors through the application process.

Students planning to enroll in baccalaureate degree programs in the fall — including those enrolled in college transfer programs at community or junior colleges — must file the FAFSA by May 1.  Students planning to attend business, trade and technical schools; hospital schools of nursing, or two-year non-transferable programs at community, junior or four-year colleges must file the FAFSA by August 1.

 

CONTACT: Zachary Peirson (717) 627-0036

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