Financial Aid Workshops for Educators

Due to recent legislation, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Simplification is a significant overhaul of the processes and systems that award student aid. Please plan to join PHEAA’s Higher Education Access Partners to learn more about these recent changes, know how to navigate the application process and help us increase access to financial aid in Pennsylvania.

PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partners will provide you with up-to-date information on financial aid for postsecondary education. The workshops give a general understanding of the process and examine the available programs that make higher education more affordable for families.

Join us for a free workshop, virtually or in person throughout the Commonwealth, to learn more about:

  • The upcoming 2024-25 FAFSA
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Financial literacy resources

Please register at least one week before the workshop date you wish to attend. You will receive an email confirmation upon registration with the workshop’s location, directions, and parking information.

You will receive a link to a quiz that is required to be taken within 10 days of the workshop for you to receive Act 48 credits. If you complete the quiz and meet the workshop attendance requirements, we will submit your hours to the PA Department of Education.

Recordings are available if you cannot attend a workshop or if you wish to revisit the content from a session. Please get in touch with your Higher Education Access Partner for a link to view the event recordings.

We invite you to check out the webinar training calendar for other PHEAA online events or contact us to discuss your organization’s needs.



  • Use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox to register for your workshop, as you may experience registration issues with Internet Explorer.
  • Seating is limited at all in person sessions.
  • To change your registration, cancel your original session before selecting a different workshop.
  • Cancellation is available through the My Tickets link in the confirmation and reminder emails.
  • A link to virtual events is included in the confirmation email at registration and 24 hours before the event.
  • Check your spam folder if you do not see your confirmation or a reminder email.
  • Please note, that choosing Add to Calendar will not include a link to the virtual event unless you manually add it.
Workshop Date Delivery Location Access Partner Registration Link
9/12/2023 In-Person Gannon University Amy Sloan Register Here
9/12/2023 In-Person South Hills School of Business & Technology Kurt Deutsch Register Here
9/13/2023 In-Person Westmoreland County Community College Jonathan Warner Register Here
9/14/2023 In-Person PennWest Clarion Wendy Dunlap Register Here
9/14/2023 In-Person University of Pittsburgh–Bradford Campus Amy Sloan Register Here
9/14/2023 In-Person Clearfield County Career and Technology Center Kurt Deutsch Register Here
9/15/2023 In-Person Penn Highlands Community College Julie Fontana Register Here
9/15/2023 In-Person Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 Amy Sawdey Register Here
9/19/2023 Virtual N/A Amy Sawdey Register Here
9/20/2023 In-Person Waynesburg University–Southpointe Center Jonathan Warner Register Here
9/21/2023 In-Person Penn State–Altoona Campus Julie Fontana Register Here
9/21/2023 In-Person Penn State–Beaver Campus Wendy Dunlap Register Here
9/22/2023 In-Person ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 Julie Fontana Register Here
9/22/2023 In-Person Midwestern Intermediate Unit 4 Amy Sloan Register Here
9/28/2023 In-Person Butler County Community College–Cranberry Twp Campus Wendy Dunlap Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person University of Pittsburgh–Greensburg Campus Jonathan Warner Register Here
Workshop Date Delivery Location Access Partner Registration
9/8/2023 In-Person La Salle University Ron Felder Register Here
9/12/2023 In-Person La Salle University Ron Felder Register Here
9/12/2023 In-Person Alvernia University Sonya Mann-McFarlane Register Here
9/15/2023 Virtual N/A Sonya Mann-McFarlane Register Here
9/20/2023 In-Person Penn State–Schuylkill County Campus Tiffanie DeVan Register Here
9/20/2023 In-Person King’s College Nancy Harvey Register Here
9/20/2023 In-Person Bucks County Community College Fran McKeown Register Here
9/22/2023 In-Person Northern Tier Career Center Nancy Harvey Register Here
9/26/2023 In-Person University of Scranton Nancy Harvey Register Here
9/27/2023 In-Person Penn State–Harrisburg Tiffanie DeVan Register Here
9/27/2023 In-Person Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Michael Burke Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person Lycoming College Nancy Harvey Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person Penn State–Mont Alto Diona Brown Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person Lebanon Valley College Sonya Mann-McFarlane Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person DeSales University Michael Burke Register Here
9/29/2023 In-Person Delaware County Community College Fran McKeown Register Here
10/6/2023 In-Person Penn State–Malvern Campus Sonya Mann-McFarlane Register Here
10/6/2023 In-Person York College of Pennsylvania Diona Brown Register Here
10/6/2023 In-Person Gwynedd Mercy University Fran McKeown Register Here
10/11/2023 In-Person Susquehanna University Tiffanie DeVan Register Here
10/18/2023 Virtual N/A Tiffanie DeVan Register Here