Financial aid overview for prospective students and parents

The challenge of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be explained at Penn State New Kensington's financial aid overview.

Geared to prospective students and parents, "Financial Aid 101" is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, in the campus' Conference Center. Seminar participants get an in-depth look at the FAFSA and receive an explanation of the logic behind the questions. Jennifer Marino, financial aid coordinator, will provide tips on how to complete the form from a home computer. In addition, she will review the financial aid process, explain how financial aid awards are determined, and discuss the available types of financial aid.

The FAFSA form is the first step in the financial aid application process. Families need to complete it to apply for federal student aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans and college work-study. Most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid. Penn State recommends that the FAFSA be completed by March 1 for fall enrollment.

The event is sponsored by the offices of admissions and financial aid at Penn State New Kensington. Light refreshments will be served.

To register for the workshop, call 724-334-LION or 888-968-PAWS.

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Last Updated January 08, 2014