Phone and text scams are currently underway targeting Erie residents and possibly other Pennsylvania residents offering “Pennsylvania Loan Forgiveness”. If you are contacted from someone stating:
“We are reaching out to you because your student loan has been flagged for the Pennsylvania forgiveness program. You are eligible to receive full forgiveness. This applies to all Pennsylvania residents. Please call our office back at (717) 573-8721 to be connected to your loan counselor. Again, that number is (717) 573-8721. Thank you.”
This is a scam! You should contact your loan servicer directly for any questions about legitimate loan forgiveness programs. Additionally, if you have been contacted about a loan forgiveness scam, a complaint may be filed with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
2024-25 FAFSA® is Coming December 31
Students can begin to apply for financial aid for 2024-25 by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) starting December 31, 2023. Usually, the FAFSA is available to complete as of October 1. This year, the application was delayed until December 31.
Use our free publications to help your students get excited about exploring career and educational possibilities.
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Career Education & Work Standards Lesson Plans - Grade 3
Detailed lesson plans, with accompanying worksheets and activities, are now available for the requirements and benchmarks for Grade 3. For instructor use only.
Career Education & Work Standards Lesson Plans - Grade 5
Detailed lesson plans, with accompanying worksheets and activities, are now available for the requirements and benchmarks for Grade 5. For instructor use only.
Elementary Student Monthly Planner
This monthly assignment tracker provides elementary students with an area to write down daily assignments. There is also an area for parents and teachers to record comments.
Exercise Your Mind Elementary Activity Book
This publication contains loads of games and activities to ignite interest in the areas of Career Exploration, Student Development, Critical Thinking/Logic, and Financial Literacy.
Middle School Activity Book
These activities and exercises for the classroom focus on academic development, career exploration, financial literacy, higher education, student development, and critical thinking/logic.
Middle School Career Guide
The activities and exercises in this career guide focus on career options, the importance of grades, and higher education from a middle school perspective. Features include a career inventory, a college knowledge quiz, and information on entering the workforce.
PA Student Aid Guide
This guide provides a complete overview of the financial aid process, with information on most of Pennsylvania's financial aid programs and services. Find everything parents and students need to know about paying for higher education, understand the criteria for applying for and receiving financial aid, and review the checklists and timelines.
Stay in School Brochure
This brochure targets students considering dropping out of school. Features include income information based on education level and other facts encouraging students to complete their education.
Account Access Bookmark
Parents and students can keep their AES Account Access contact information close at hand with the useful bookmark, whether it is a telephone number or a live internet chat contact.