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!

PA Forward Student Loan Program Webinar Events

For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs. Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA for a 1-hour webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit, how to maintain or improve ratings, and comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.

TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET)

As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the U.S. Department of Education and private education loan programs. Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable, and finding the right fit. Join Daniel Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA PA Forward in a 1-hour webinar review of the different options and details associated with education loans to assist in sorting out the information to make decisions that are right for you and your family.

TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 PM (ET)

As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the U.S. Department of Education and private education loan programs. Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable, and finding the right fit. Join Daniel Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA PA Forward in a 1-hour webinar review of the different options and details associated with education loans to assist in sorting out the information to make decisions that are right for you and your family.

TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET)

For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs. Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA for a 1-hour webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit, how to maintain or improve ratings, and comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.

TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 PM (ET)

Webinars for Educators

Despite strong desires to attend college, students in foster care do not experience the same rates of enrollment and graduation as their peers. This webinar will introduce Pennsylvania professionals to the resources available to promote success in higher education and beyond. Best practices and strategies for working with students in foster care will be presented.

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

How has the perception and the reality of a career in the trades changed over the decades and what explosion of opportunities are we seeing in recent years? When working with young adults as well as non-traditional students, are they being exposed to the various avenues for a quality career with a sustainable future? Learn some of the top reasons to consider a skilled trade career as well as tips for individuals considering a career change into the trades. There is no one size fits all.

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

This session will provide a brief overview of what happens after a student files the FAFSA. The session will include information on the financial aid notification letter, a review of a sample financial aid offer and what a student needs to think about once they receive the bill from their postsecondary school. We will discuss types of aid students can use in paying their bill and offer suggestions on how they can pay the remaining balance.

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

A scholarship could make all the difference for a student trying to pay for their postsecondary education. Scholarships are free money that help students accomplish college and career goals while avoiding a burdensome amount of student loan debt. This webinar provides resources and tips for applying for scholarships that you can share with your students.

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.