Still have FAFSA questions? Free webinars might help the application process!

18 March 2024- The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is holding a series of free events to guide college-bound students and their families in completing the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and making smart financial decisions.

Filing the FAFSA online is the first step to determine if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, PA State Grant, scholarships, institutional awards, and federal student loans.

All students and contributors (such as parents and spouses) must establish their Federal Student Aid Accounts (FSA ID) at StudentAid.gov/fsa-id/create-account at least 4 days prior to attending FAFSA events.

  • Webinar: Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Offers

The PHEAA Access Partners will present information on the steps students should take after completing the FAFSA. They will discuss the financial aid process, strategies to review and understand financial aid offers from colleges, and how to compare different types of aid.

Wednesday, March 20 – 6:00 PM

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  • FAFSA Overview Hosted by Representative Liz Hanbridge

Representative Liz Hanbidge is pleased to invite parents and students to this overview of the 2024–25 FAFSA process. This event will feature a special guest from PHEAA. The webinar will guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and PA State Grant application beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. The webinar is open to all ages and grades. 

Wednesday, March 21 – 6:30 – 7:30 PM

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  • FAFSA Overview Line-by-Line

The PHEAA Access Partners will present an overview of the 2024-25 FAFSA process to guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA.

Tuesday, April 9 – 6:00 PM

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  • Virtual FAFSA Completion Session

The PHEAA Access Partners will be available in breakout rooms via Teams to provide personal assistance to families in completing their FAFSA.

Tuesday, April 30 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM

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