Thursday, March 14, 2013

Financial aid help: How you can get the most out of your financial aid package

FINANCIAL HELP: Our workshops will answer your
financial aid questions!
What are the differences between loans, grants, and scholarships? Do scholarships affect financial aid eligibility? What's the FASFA, and why is it important? Do I have to fill out the FASFA? We're filling in these blanks and more at our upcoming financial aid workshops.

Our Financial Aid Specialists will assist you in filing for financial aid, which might help you qualify for grants, scholarships, and student loans. They'll also be happy to guide you through other financial aid topics, and answer any questions you might have.

An academic advisor will be available during each session to help you plan your schedule, select which classes you should take, and register. These sessions are free for all Peirce students to attend, so we'd encourage you to come out and take advantage of this information.

Sessions will be held on-campus in Room 49 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Saturday, March 30
  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, April 20
  • Saturday, April 27
Click here to register to attend one of these sessions. If you're unable to attend, please stop by the Office of Financial Aid (1st Floor, Alumni Hall) at any time during normal business hours to speak with your dedicated Financial Aid Specialist. If you're not sure who that is, here's the breakdown:
  • If your last name begins with an A, B, C, L, W, or Y, please speak with Fatimah Miller at 215.670.9399.
  • If your last name begins with a D, E, F, G, H, I, J, M, or Z, please speak with Ashley McLaughlin at 215.670.9184.
  • If your last name begins with a K, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, or X, please speak with Cherita Brown at 215.670.9195.
If you have any other financial aid questions, leave a comment below, and we'll be happy to answer.