As the new calendar
year begins, your student’s high school career is only months from ending. The
last four years have surely been challenging and rewarding as your student has progressed academically and personally toward
graduation day. Hopefully your student’s higher education plans will provide
exciting new experiences and opportunities.
With the stresses
of the college application process behind you, you and your student are most likely in the midst of playing the waiting game. You’re waiting to hear back from schools, waiting to hear back from scholarships
or recruiters and possibly trying to figure out how to afford it all.
As long as you
remember to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you
have taken that first crucial step in affording higher education. Families need
to complete the FAFSA prior to their earliest financial aid deadline. For those
wishing to also be considered for a Pennsylvania State Grant, the deadline to fill out the FAFSA is May 1. Colleges are also counting on you to fill out the application
so that the financial aid office can determine your student’s individual financial aid package.
Please visit www.pheaa.org/fafsa to access the online application and for many helpful tips on financing your child’s choice of higher
· Financial Aid Night at BAHS,