New Kensington offering financial aid seminar for prospective students, parents

January 13, 2016

UPPER BURRELL, Pa. — First-year students’ schedules are dominated by 100-level courses. Parents can emulate their students’ learning with their own introductory course on the financial aid process at Penn State New Kensington.

Geared toward prospective students and parents, “Financial Aid 101” is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, and 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, in the campus Conference Center. Seminar participants can learn how financial aid awards are determined and the types of student aid that are available.

In addition, the challenge of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can become less daunting. Parents and students can get an in-depth look at the FAFSA and receive an explanation of the logic behind the questions. Instructors will provide tips on how to complete the form from a home computer.

FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Families need it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as Pell Grants, 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 seminar, call 724-334-LION or 888-968-PAWS or visit

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Last Updated January 13, 2016