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Please shut off all cell phones and pagers, or set to vibrate. Thank You!. Welcome to the 2010 Counselor Workshop. Sponsored by PHEAA and PASFAA. Today’s presenters. PHEAA presenter: PASFAA presenter:. About the workshop. Jointly sponsored by PHEAA and PASFAA

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welcome to the 2010 counselor workshop

Welcome to the 2010 Counselor Workshop

Sponsored by PHEAA and PASFAA

today s presenters
Today’s presenters
  • PHEAA presenter:
  • PASFAA presenter:
about the workshop
About the workshop
  • Jointly sponsored by PHEAA and PASFAA
  • Created to provide the latest in FA info.
  • Provides overview of FA process
  • Quizzes will be given for Act 48 credits
  • We welcome questions…ask away!
  • But first, who are PHEAA and PASFAA?
pa state grant
PA State Grant
  • Must meet eligibility requirements
  • In state max.:
        • Community College…. = $1,884
        • State University………. = $3,014
        • State Related………….. = $3,240
        • Private Institution..... = $3,541
  • Out of state amount is reduced
  • Application deadlines
other pheaa administered programs
Other PHEAA administered programs
  • State Work-Study Program (SWSP)
  • New Economy Tech. Scholar. (NETS)
  • Educational Assistance Grant (EAP)
  • Postsec. Ed. Gratuity Program (PEGP)
  • Robert Byrd Honors Scholar.
  • Chaffee Ed. and Training Grant
  • GEAR UP
  • Partnerships for Access to Higher Ed. (PATH)
primary programs
Primary programs
  • Pell Grant–foundation of financial aid
  • Campus-Based Aid:
        • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
        • Federal Perkins Loan
        • Federal Work-Study
  • Direct Loans:
        • Direct Stafford loans
        • Direct PLUS loans
        • Direct GRAD PLUS
        • Direct Consolidation
additional federal programs
Additional federal programs
  • ACG
  • SMART
  • TEACH
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits
  • American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs
the fafsa
The FAFSA
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
        • Used to apply for federal, state, and school aid
  • When to apply – deadlines
  • How to apply – online?... paper?
  • Renewal FAFSA
  • Ways to sign…PIN?...paper?
overview and tips
Overview and tips
  • General guidelines
  • Changes for 2011-2012
  • Helpful resources:
        • FAFSA4caster
        • FAFSA demo site
        • FSA4counselors
        • Federal publications
additional applications
Additional applications
  • PA State Grant Form (SGF)
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile
  • College/Institutional application
financial need
Financial need
  • Need analysis
  • Cost of attendance (COA)
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Special processing:
        • Simplified formula
        • Automatic zero EFC
calculating financial need
Calculating financial need
  • Determining financial need
  • The packaging process
  • Financial aid award letters
  • Professional judgment
questions and evaluations
Questions and evaluations
  • Please complete evaluation form
  • Thank you for your attendance!