Financial aid staff to hold information nights across region

Pitt-Bradford’s Financial Aid staff will be offering free financial aid advice to college-bound students. 

            The financial aid high school night presentations begin Thursday night in Coudersport and continue through the end of January 2014. The schedule is as follows:

            6:30 p.m.         Dec. 5              Coudersport Junior-Senior High School

            6 p.m.              Jan. 8               Otto-Eldred High School

            6:30 p.m.         Jan. 9               Bradford Area High School

            6:30 p.m.         Jan. 13             Smethport Junior-Senior High School

            6:30 p.m.         Jan. 14             Allegany-Limestone Central School

            6 p.m.              Jan. 22             Oswayo Valley Junior-Senior High School

            6 p.m.              Jan. 23             Sheffield High School

            5:30 p.m.         Jan. 28             Cameron County High School


            Information covered will include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), deadlines and tips that will make completing the FAFSA easier. A counselor will also talk about the financial aid process and the different types of aid that are available to families and students. Finally, the counselor will talk about different situations that can affect aid, such as income, academic progress and whether a student is considered a dependent or independent student. There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.

            In February 2014, the Financial Aid staff will offer two different FAFSA completion nights, one from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Warren County Career Center and one from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center computer lab (Room 156).

            Those sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with help from the staff.  Those interested should bring their 2013 Federal tax return if complete or their 2012 Federal tax return if the 2013 return is not yet done.  Families should also bring Federal PIN numbers, if they have them, and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.

            For more information you may contact, Deborah Woodley, assistant director of Financial Aid, at (814)362-7550 or