Financial aid office to offer information at area high schools

The financial aid staff will be offering free financial aid advice to college-bound students in October.

The financial aid high school night presentations begin at Otto-Eldred High School and continue through the end of October 2017. The schedule is as follows:      

6 p.m.            Oct. 4                Otto-Eldred High School Library

6:30 p.m.       Oct. 10              Coudersport Area Junior-Senior High School

5:30 p.m.       Oct. 17              Cameron County High School

6 p.m.            Oct. 19              Smethport Junior-Senior High School

7 p.m.            Oct. 23              Bradford Area High School

6 p.m.            Oct. 25              Oswayo Valley Junior-Senior High School

Information covered will include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, 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 or not a student is considered a dependent or independent student. There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.

The Pitt-Bradford financial aid staff will also hold two FAFSA-completion nights - one in Warren and one in Bradford.

The first event will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Warren County Career Center. On Nov. 16, the staff will offer a FAFSA completion night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Pitt-Bradford Sport and Fitness Center computer lab room 158.

Those sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with aid from the staff.  Those interested should bring their 2016 Federal tax return with related W-2 forms.  Families should also bring FSA user names and passwords, 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 woodley@pitt.edu.