WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County College Fair / PHEAA Financial Aid night will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students and parents can access the Virtual College Fair or register for the Virtual Financial Aid webinar at Hi-Ed.org.
“We encourage students to find a school that fits them and their goals,” according to Joan Stitzinger, Executive Director. “A good way to get started is by attending a virtual college fair where representatives are online to meet with students and answer questions.”
Students can register for live, interactive zoom sessions by choosing a date / time that works for them. They can also access the college of their choice and take a virtual tour at their own convenience.
Students can register for sessions with the PA Association of College Admissions Counselors or the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
In addition, Hi-Ed will host a free Financial Aid Night on October 21st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm through a virtual presentation. Students and their parents are encouraged to attend this informative session online from home to get a better understanding of the student aid process and how best to begin planning to fund their higher education.
Amy Sloan, a student aid expert from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will be available to provide information and answer questions.
Parents and students will learn how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs, such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional awards, and federal student and parent loans.
Participants will also be briefed on Pennsylvania-specific aid programs, as well as the importance of minimizing student loan debt and applying for grants and scholarships to help pay for education costs.
To register for the free virtual Financial Aid Night webinar, you should contact Warren Forest Higher Education Council at (814) 723-3222 or register online at the Hi-Ed.org.