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 Webinar Events

It’s crunch time. The semester bill I received from the school has a tight deadline. The format of the bill looks different from the aid offer I received a while back. Are there any costs I need to plan for that aren’t showing up on the bill? And what happened to the Federal Work-Study award? Will I need to borrow? If so, how much? What loan programs are available? Join financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1-hour webinar where these questions – and many others – will be answered. Let’s take a deep dive into Covering the Gap.

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

Presenters: Marian Hargrave & Amy Sloan

Students have a variety of education opportunities after high school (technical, nursing, two/four-year schools, etc.), but what should be a great investment for the future can also be very costly. This session offers information for parents and students to understand their options and how to find the most affordable path. Financial aid programs and loans will be discussed along with other resources that can help to minimize debt and maximize students’ return on their investment as they achieve their education goals.

TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM (ET)

It’s crunch time. The semester bill I received from the school has a tight deadline. The format of the bill looks different from the aid offer I received a while back. Are there any costs I need to plan for that aren’t showing up on the bill? And what happened to the Federal Work-Study award? Will I need to borrow? If so, how much? What loan programs are available? Join financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1-hour webinar where these questions – and many others – will be answered. Let’s take a deep dive into Covering the Gap.

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

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. The journey will begin long before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness. One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience. This 1-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

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

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing. This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying. It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started. We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions. Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PA Forward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

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

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. The journey will begin long before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness. One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience. This 1-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

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

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing. This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying. It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started. We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions. Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PA Forward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

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

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. The journey will begin long before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness. One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience. This 1-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

TIME: 6:30-7:00 PM (ET)

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education. The journey will begin long before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness. One thing is for certain: it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience. This 1-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

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

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing. This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying. It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started. We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions. Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PA Forward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic

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

Webinars for Educators

We’re here to help. Let us introduce you to our updated resource section for counselors and students on pheaa.org. Join us to learn how to easily locate financial aid related resources and tools for your students and families. Information about our PHEAA YouTube channel, publications and other free resources are available here. We are excited to introduce our recent website redesign to you!

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

This presentation provides a brief overview of the financial aid process, including the financial aid programs available from the Federal and PA State government. We will also take an in-depth look at the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) the primary application that students must complete to be considered for most forms of financial aid. Participants will learn how to complete the FAFSA as well as receive tips on how to answer the most frequently asked questions. In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the most recent FAFSA changes due to the early implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act.

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

Pennsylvania administrators are encouraged to attend this webinar to learn about how to best support homeless youth. Topics include a review of McKinney-Vento, how to identify students, upcoming changes to federal aid for homeless students, college access and retention efforts, and additional resources to assist administrators in their work.

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

Join us as we provide an overview of the PSLF program. As the sole servicer for PSLF, we will review the eligibility requirements and the application process. We will also discuss the PSLF Help Tool and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF).

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

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.