Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be providing a variety of webinars, including an overview of how to apply for all types of financial aid, reviewing financial aid offers, financial aid for non-traditional students, and more!

PHEAA / PA Forward Student Loan Program Webinar Events

Understanding education balances can be confusing. If you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1-hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private education loans as a last resort in the process of covering the gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved, and the effects on your borrowing capability.

TIME: 6:30 PM (ET)

The offer letter, or financing plans, that you receive provides an idea of the costs associated with attending postsecondary education. This can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward from PHEAA, in this 1-hour webinar to understand and navigate through the types of aid that are listed, what you are being offered and identify the balances and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged.

TIME: 6:30 PM (ET)

Understanding education balances can be confusing. If you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education, this review is for you. Join PHEAA representatives Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray for a 1-hour webinar that will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private education loans as a last resort in the process of covering the gap and keeping balances affordable. The discussion will include the basics of credit, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved, and the effects on your borrowing capability.

TIME: 12:00 PM (ET)

The offer letter, or financing plans, that you receive provides an idea of the costs associated with attending postsecondary education. This can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward from PHEAA, in this 1-hour webinar to understand and navigate through the types of aid that are listed, what you are being offered and identify the balances and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged.

TIME: 12:00 PM (ET)

Articles related to funding a higher education are in the news almost every day, and it can lead even the most knowledgeable of us into information overload. Have you ever wanted to simply ask a few specific questions, yet couldn’t find anyone to ask? Maybe you have questions about planning for college, finding the right school, applying for scholarships, applying for federal and state aid, understanding aid offer letters, completing loan applications, comparing federal loans to private education loans, repaying/refinancing loans after graduation, etc. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray from PHEAA for a wide open 1-hour Q&A session. Ask your questions in an open forum or privately via the chat.

TIME: 12:00 PM (ET)

Articles related to funding a higher education are in the news almost every day, and it can lead even the most knowledgeable of us into information overload. Have you ever wanted to simply ask a few specific questions, yet couldn’t find anyone to ask? Maybe you have questions about planning for college, finding the right school, applying for scholarships, applying for federal and state aid, understanding aid offer letters, completing loan applications, comparing federal loans to private education loans, repaying/refinancing loans after graduation, etc. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray from PHEAA for a wide open 1-hour Q&A session. Ask your questions in an open forum or privately via the chat.

TIME: 6:30 PM (ET)

The offer letter, or financing plans, that you receive provides an idea of the costs associated with attending postsecondary education. This can be confusing as each school formats their information differently. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward from PHEAA, in this 1-hour webinar to understand and navigate through the types of aid that are listed, what you are being offered and identify the balances and next steps needed so you can make knowledgeable and affordable decisions. Q&A interaction is encouraged.

TIME: 6:30 PM (ET)

Financial Aid / FAFSA® Webinars

There are no upcoming Financial Aid / FAFSA Events currently planned.

Webinars for Educators

Navigating the college and financial aid process can be overwhelming and difficult for any student. Refugee and immigrant students face additional barriers such as language acquisition, cultural differences, and immigration policies. This presentation will discuss strategies to address these barriers so you can best advise and connect your students to the necessary resources. Hear how Alejandra Zavala, College and Career Adviser at the School District of Lancaster and Jose Castro from the Migrant Education Program have been helping their students reach their postsecondary goals.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

Did you know, that in addition to the PA State Grant program, PHEAA administers a number of Special Programs? These programs provide resources to assist students in paying for postsecondary education. Join PA State Grant and Special Programs staff as they provide an overview of PHEAA’s Special Programs, including eligibility and application requirements.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

Join us as we discuss the FAFSA Simplification Act, which passed on December 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. We will provide an overview of the significant changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA and what these changes may mean for students and families when applying for financial aid.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best colleges and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges. Learn more about the upcoming deadline and how to promote QuestBridge to your students.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

Learn about a variety of approaches to financial education, including how and why some districts require a standalone course in personal finance for graduation. Discover free resources available from The Making Cents Project, the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State University’s cooperative financial education effort. These include professional development opportunities for educators, a K-12 personal finance instructional framework and model high school course, and curriculum consultation services available to districts at no charge.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

Understanding the college bill can be confusing, whether you’re trying to address the costs or beginning to plan for higher education. This webinar will emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and review private education loans as a last resort in the process of covering the gap and keeping balances affordable.

TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 AM (ET)

Webinars

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Other Information You May Find Helpful

PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partners continue to be available to assist students and families with any financial aid questions, including assistance with completing the FAFSA. Please contact the Access Partner that serves your county.