Free college financial aid sessions offered throughout Franklin County

November 08, 2010

Financial aid is an ever-increasing topic of interest for college-bound students and their parents. In order to assist those in the community navigate the financial aid process, the Office of Financial Aid at Penn State Mont Alto is offering free college financial aid sessions throughout Franklin County in the next few weeks. All college-bound students and their parents are invited to learn "What You Need to Know about Financial Aid."

Presented by Darlene Gilliland, financial aid coordinator at Penn State Mont Alto, these sessions cover the following topics: 

-- What is financial aid?

-- Cost of attendance – direct and indirect cost

-- Expected family contribution (EFC)

-- What is financial need

-- Categories, types and sources of financial aid

-- FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) application

-- Special circumstances

The presentation takes about one and a half hours with questions taken at the end of each topic and a question/answer period to cover additional topics at the conclusion. The free financial aid sessions will be offered as follows:

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library
45 East Main Street
Waynesboro, Pa.

6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11
Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce
217 East Baltimore Street
Greencastle, Pa.

6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22
Grove Family Library
101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, Pa.

6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2
Coyle Free Library
102 North Main Street
Chambersburg, Pa.

To register or for more information, contact Darlene Gilliland at

Last Updated November 09, 2010