- Financial Aid Presentation
- EFC Calculator
- Net Price Calculator
- Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation
- Federal Student Aid Pin
- FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- FAFSA Reference Guide
- FAFSA Checklist
- FAFSA Completion Record
- Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA
- Divorce and Financial Aid
- Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
- FinAid (The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid)
- Estudent Loans
Financial Aid Information & Links
The listing on here is offered as a service to the students and parents/guardians of Wilson School District and is not an endorsement of the programs by the Wilson School District or Wilson Senior High School.
PHEAA Financial Aid Webinars: Various dates, Register here
Wyatt, the personal FAFSA assistance chatbot: FREE 24/7 help by text https://www.getfafsahelp.org
- Estimate how much the student’s family will be expected to contribute for the year. After all, you can’t make a realistic plan to cover the student’s share if you don’t have any idea what the student’s share could be.
- Gain insight into the student’s financial aid eligibility. If you’re unable to contribute the entire cost of college, financial aid is available to bridge the gap. That’s how the financial aid system works. The difference between the total cost and the student’s EFC is considered the student’s financial need and the amount of aid you’re eligible to receive.Students and their families are expected to contribute to the cost of college to the extent that they’re able. Use this 2021-22 academic year Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator to:
- Use your school’s (College/University) Net Price Calculator for an early financial aid award estimate.
Are you a student? A parent? An adult thinking about going back to school? Want to know how to prepare for college or career school? This website provides checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child’s) chances of getting into—and being able to afford—the school of your choice.
- This Web site is your source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. Students and one custodian parent will need a PIN. You can apply for this at any time.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- An office of the U.S. Department of Education https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
- You can apply for this starting on Oct. 1st of your senior year. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.
- “How soon after Oct. 1 should the FAFSA form be sent in? Is it better to wait until the income tax forms have been completed?
- Send in the form as soon as possible after Oct. 1.
Most states require the FAFSA to be submitted by March 1, and some even as early as early or mid February.” http://www.finaid.org/questions/faq.phtml
Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA (Video Tutorial)
Federal Student Aid (an office of U.S. Department of Education) Information / Money for College
- http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/resources or 1-800-4-FED-AID
- The publications and Web pages in this section provide resources on preparing for college or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more. Most sections are also available in Spanish.
Answer a few simple questions and see how your college career choice could affect your financial future.
- This page answers common questions about the relationship between divorce and financial aid. It discusses which parent is responsible for completing the FAFSA, the obligations of non-custodial parents to pay for college, college support agreements, the obligations of stepparents, and the ability of non-custodial parents to take advantage of the various tax benefits for education.
- Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
- FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools — on or off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.
- eStudentLoan provides resources to help you understand everything you need to know about student loans for college.