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Free financial aid sessions offered throughout Franklin County

11/8/2010 —

Financial Aid is an ever-increasing topic of interest for college bound students and their parents. In order to assist those in the community navigate the financial aid process when applying to any college, the Office of Financial Aid at Penn State Mont Alto is offering free college financial aid sessions throughout Franklin County in the next few weeks. All college-bound students and their parents are invited to learn “What You Need to Know about Financial Aid.”

Presented by Darlene Gilliland, financial aid coordinator at Penn State Mont Alto, these sessions cover the following topics: 

  • What is financial aid
  • Cost of attendance – direct and indirect cost
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • What is financial need
  • Categories, types and sources of financial aid
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Application
  • Special circumstances

The presentation takes about one and a half hours with questions taken at the end of each topic and a question/answer period to cover additional topics at the conclusion.  The free financial aid sessions will be offered as follows:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library
45 East Main Street
Waynesboro, PA  17268

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce
217 East Baltimore Street
Greencastle, PA  17225

Monday, November 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Grove Family Library
101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, PA  17201

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Coyle Free Library
102 North Main Street
Chambersburg, PA  17201

To register or for more information, please contact Darlene Gilliland at dxg1@psu.edu.

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