2013-14 Financial Aid Information

A Parent financial aid night will be held at PPCHS in December. Notification for this meeting will be sent out in November 2012 – you can see the presentation from last year’s meeting by clicking the link below.

Download the Parent Financial Aid PowerPoint Presentation here.

To Apply for Financial Aid you must go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

New as of 2012 – All Bright Future Scholarship Recipients MUST complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA!

If you are planning on needing financial aid for attending college in the Summer of 2014, you need to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA which is available NOW at www.fafsa.ed.gov

If you are planning on starting college in the Fall of 2014, you must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA, which will be availabe on January 1st, 2014.

Tax Information is needed for the FAFSA. If you do not have your current tax information, you can use your tax information from the previous year and then complete an update when you get your current tax info.

Financial Aid Definitions

F.A.F.S.A – Free Application For Federal Student Aid

Financial aid is funds provided to students and families to help pay for postsecondary educational expenses.

It can be in the following forms:

Grants – $$$ that does not have to be paid back. Usually offered for students who are in financial need.

Scholarships – $$$ that does not have to be paid back. Usually offered for some type of merit, skill or some type of characteristic. See the downloads page to see the scholarship bulletin.

Employment – Program for part-time employment to undergraduate and graduate students, working on or off campus, to help pay for unmet financial needs for higher education.

Loans –  $$$ that is borrowed. Student loans must be paid back upon graduation. Some loans can be deferred until 6 months after graduation. Many loans are low or no-interest.

To be considered any type of financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This is to be completed by the parents of 12th grade students between January 1 and March 15th.  Go towww.FAFSA.ed.gov  for the application, worksheets and more information.