Weatherly High School will offer a free FAFSA Completion Night on Monday February 4 at 6 p.m. in the school's library/computer lab. The workshop, for college-bound juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians, provides the opportunity to get personalized help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the chance to ask questions related to the financial aid process.

Session information will be provided by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Linda Pacewicz (a student aid expert from PHEAA), Rita Moran (AcademicSpecialist at Educational Opportunity Centers), and Paul Michael Miller (Weatherly school counselor) will be available to provide information and answer questions.

The FAFSA is used to determine if students qualify for almost all forms of need-based financial assistance, including the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, many scholarships, work-study programs, many school-based awards, and low-cost federal student loans. Don't miss out on this opportunity to find out about the student aid that is available to help finance college expenses.

The deadline for submitting the FAFSA to determine eligibility for a need-based Pennsylvania State Grant is May 1 or August 1 for first-time students entering programs of study at community colleges, business, trade or technical schools, and hospital schools of nursing; however, families should submit their FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 to ensure meeting earlier financial aid deadlines that may be required by selected schools.

Families are encouraged to visit PHEAA.org/FAFSA to access the online FAFSA, as well as a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to help walk them step-by-step through the application process.

Families are advised to be cautious of online FAFSA sites that require a fee to complete the free application, as help is available through PHEAA staff and the U.S. government at no charge.

Families with questions about the free FAFSA Completion Night should contact Weatherly High School Guidance Counselor Paul Michael Miller at (570) 427-8521 Ext. 5020.