Financial Aid Night

    Did you know that nearly two-thirds of students receive some type of financial aid for college?  Parents of college bound seniors and juniors will not miss out on the annual Financial Aid Night offered by the HAHS counseling office.  To learn about the different types of aid that are available, this year's Financial Aid Night presentation will be a pre-recorded presentation by Kelly Fox, the Financial Planning Coordinator at Central Penn College.   

    If you have a child in college or one going to college next year, you will probably have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
    *Remember parents of seniors: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened for filing on, October 1st.  Click here for more information.
    McDonald's Boosts Tuition Benefits
    Changes in U.S. tax law are allowing McDonald's to accelerate investments and allocate $150 million over 5 years to its tuition assistance program, Archways to Opportunity, tripling the amount it offers employees.  Starting May 1st and retroactive to January 1st eligible restaurant employees can receive $2,500 a year, up to from $700 previously, and managers can receive $3,000 a year, up from $1,050. 
    PHEAA Financial Aid Planning Video - Link

    PHEAA’s PAForward January webinar series will cover the following topics:


    Deep Dive Into Credit Related to Education Funding   1/11 @ Noon and 1/20 @ 6:30pm

    For most families, borrowing for education is part of the equation and can be confusing as families look for the best options to fit their needs.  Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan Program for a one-hour webinar to increase your financial literacy and knowledge on the process of credit, how to maintain or improve ratings and comparison points to help make informed and affordable education borrowing decisions.


    Learn about Education Loans – which loan is right for me?   1/13 @ 6:30pm and 1/18 @ Noon

    As families receive their financial offer letters from schools and determine that education loans may be needed, they’ll find that there are many options to consider – including loans from the Department of Education and private loan programs.  Doing the research and knowing what to compare and consider will be important to overall education debt, keeping it affordable, and finding the right fit.  Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan Program in a one-hour webinar review of the different options and details associated with education loans to assist in sorting out the information to make decisions that are right for you and your family.


    Register here



    Helpful Links


    Create a FAFSA ID

    FAFSA Completion Help 

    Funding Your Future

    Financial Aid Toolkit

Last Modified on January 4, 2022