Pitt-Bradford’s Financial Aid staff will offer free financial aid information sessions for college-bound students and their families.
The in-person financial aid high school night presentations begin in the next several weeks and will continue through the end of October 2022. The schedule is as follows:
6 p.m. Sept. 28 Port Allegany Jr.-Sr. High School
6 p.m. Oct. 4 Pioneer Central High School
6 p.m. Oct. 4 Kane Area High School
6 p.m. Oct. 5 Otto-Eldred High School
6 p.m. Oct. 13 Austin Area School
6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 Coudersport Area Jr.-Sr. High School
6 p.m. Oct. 20 Oswayo Valley Jr.-Sr. High School
6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 Cameron County High School
In addition, Zoom meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 for Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School and 6 p.m. Oct. 25 for Bradford Area High School. In both cases, the schools’ guidance offices will provide links to students and families to access the presentation.
Information covered will include basic information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), deadlines, and tips that will make completing the FAFSA easier. A counselor will also talk about the financial aid process and the different types of aid that are available to families and students. Finally, the counselor will talk about different situations that can affect aid, such as income, academic progress and whether or not a student is considered a dependent or independent student. There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.
On Oct. 11, the Financial Aid staff will offer a FAFSA completion night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of Kane Area High School.
A second completion event will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Suite F of the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council. Pre-registration is required for this event by calling 814-723-3222.
A final completion event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in Room 158 of the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Fitness Center at Pitt-Bradford.
Sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with some assistance from the staff. Those interested should bring their 2021 Federal tax return with related W-2 forms. Families should also bring FSA user names and passwords, if they have them, and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.
For more information, contact Deborah Woodley, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at (814)362-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.