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Penn College hosting FAFSA completion sessions

The Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology is aiding college students, prospective students and families in completing the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The college is hosting free FAFSA completion sessions on its main campus for staff to assist with the online application. The FAFSA is required by colleges and universities to determine student eligibility for federal and state grants, loans and some scholarships.

The sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Both will be in Room 1049 of the college’s Student & Administrative Services Center. Students currently enrolled or planning to attend any college or university are invited. Students who are 23 or younger should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Most first-time students can complete the FAFSA within 45 minutes. Attendees planning to submit their FAFSA during one of the sessions should create a student and/or parent FSA ID at least three days prior. They should also bring copies of their 2017 financial documents, including federal tax returns, W-2 forms, untaxed income statements, record of child support paid or received, and amount of their current assets.

Financial Aid staff will help student and parent taxpayers utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows FASA filers to electronically transfer federal tax return information into the FAFSA.

“Applying for financial aid can seem like a daunting process, but there’s no need to navigate it on your own,” said Ashley R. Murphy, associate dean for admissions and financial aid at Penn College. “Don’t give up or assume you won’t qualify. Our staff is here to help you make sure you’re doing what you need to do to maximize your financial aid resources.”

Admissions staff and student ambassadors will be available at the sessions to answer questions about Penn College and to offer campus tours.

Registration is preferred. For more information and to register, visit the Financial Aid Office, call 570-327-4766 or email.

Penn College is a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development. Email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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