Financial Aid

Financial aid is a general term used to define the ways in which students may cover the costs of their education following high school. Aid can come from the federal government, state agencies, colleges and nonprofit or private organizations. It includes:
  • Grants—financial aid based on income that does not have to be repaid
  • Scholarships—financial aid that does not have be repaid and is usually contingent on academic performance
  • Loans—borrowed money that must be repaid with interest
  • Work study—money earned through a work program

Federal programs are managed by the U.S. Department of Education, and state programs are managed by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. To be considered for federal and state funds, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that determines a student’s eligibility to receive aid.

Financial Aid Night

An event for parents and students to learn about all of the ways to get money and plan for college. View the Powerpoint presentation from this year’s event: 2018-19 Financial Aid Presentation (PDF)

Department of Education

https://studentaid.ed.gov | 1-800-4FED-AID

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and low-interest loans to more than 15 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also helps pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

https://www.pheaa.org | 1-800-692-7392

PHEAA supplements federal funds and manages financial aid programs specifically for Pennsylvania residents. Its website is a helpful resource for understanding the steps to applying for aid, and offers information on the average cost of attendance for college in Pennsylvania.

View this year’s PHEAA Student Aid Guide.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

https://fafsa.ed.gov | 1-800-4FED-AID

Both federal and state agencies use the FAFSA to determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid.  Students planning to pursue education beyond high school should submit a FAFSA in their last year of high school using the earliest financial aid deadline imposed by their potential college choices. For example, a student graduating in 2019 and planning to start college in the fall, fills out the 2018-2019 FAFSA using 2017 federal tax information. Filling out the FAFSA form online will generate the fastest results on your financial aid status. If you prefer paper, you must call to request one.

To fill out the FAFSA, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

To expedite the process:

  • Download and use the FAFSA Worksheet (PDF) beforehand to collect the required information.
  • Obtain a Financial Student Aid (FSA) ID. If you have a current PIN number, you will need to replace it with a FSA ID.
  • Use the IRS data retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA form online to automatically input the required financial information.

Scholarships

Award NameSponsorAmountRequirementsLink/ApplicationDeadline
2019 Blair E. Caboot Memorial ScholarshipNPCTM$750Open HS seniors who excel in math and plan to go into a math-related field. Apply at www.npctm.org 3/1/19
Elmira Key AwardElmira College Alumni Association$80,000 over 4 yearsLearn more at www.elmira.edu/keyaward
National Co-op Scholarship ProgramWACESeniors who plan to attend Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati or Wentworth Institute of Technology;
GPA of 3.5 or better.
www.waceinc.org2/15/19 (deadline exceptions apply for certain institutions)
FIDM National ScholarshipFIDMStudents interested in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, social media, merchandise product development, merchandising and marketing, beauty marketing & product development AND attending school in Californiawww.fidm.edu3/29/19
WACE National Co-Op Scholarship ProgramsWACEHigh School Seniors planning to participate in college co-op education at a Partner Institutionwww.waceinc.org2/15/19
Pointe Pest Control ROFL ScholarshipPointe Pest Control$1,000Make us laugh! Submit your original joke, story or quick video. Learn more at https://pointe-pest.com/scholarships/4/30/19
George Douglas / LPGA Corning Classic ScholarshipCommunity FoundationDemonstrates an appreciation of the benefits of post high school education; good scholastic record; financial need.www.communityfund.org2/14/19
Hope 4 Lyme ScholarshipCommunity FoundationStudent or immediate family member diagnosed with Lyme; pursuing career in medical field, demonstrates financial need. www.communityfund.org2/14/19
Twin Tiers Youth for Christ ScholarshipPractices Christian faith; wants to obtain undergraduate degree; needs recommendation from pastor.Visit Guidance Office for application3/15/19
2019 Twin Tiers SWE ScholarshipSociety of Woman Engineers $2,000Identify as a female; resident of Twin Tiers; no other full funding; enrolled in ABET or SCAB program; 2 letters of recommendation3/29/19
Greater Valley Emergency Service Junior EMS Scholarship Must be 16 years old by 6/30/19; GPA of 3.0+; willing to volunteer 1 year of service to Jr. Member Program at Greater Valley EMS; willing to successfully fulfill requirements of EMT program
Applications are available in Guidance Office
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship PAEOP$500For students who plan to major in Business Field; demonstrate financial need; have a 3.0+ GPA; involved in school and volunteer activities; excels in leadership, citizenship and serviceDownload application: Hermine Solt 2019 Scholarship3/1/19
2019 David T. Terrill Environmental Stewardship ScholarshipNorthern Tier Solid Waste Authority±$1,000Based on academic performance, essay, environmental dedication, extracurricular activities and applicationDownload application: NTSWA Scholarship4/5/19
William F. Matson ScholarshipPennsylvania Rural Electric Association$1,000High school seniors; children of electric cooperative members or employeesApply online at https://www.prea.com/prea-scholarship-trust-fund-memory-william-f-matson6/14/19
Jody Loudenslager Memorial ScholarshipPennsylvania Rural Electric Association$1,000College-bound student who participated in the PREA Youth TourApply online at https://www.prea.com/jody-loudenslager-memorial-scholarship5/6/19
Towanda Musical Society ScholarshipCommunity Foundation for the Twin TiersBradford County resident; accepted into music dept of accredited college; essay; list of activities; pursuing music degree; 2 letters of reference; auditionDownload application Towanda Music Society Scholarship Application3/21/19
Joseph R. Every ScholarshipUp to $10,000Must be accepted to an accredited college, university of professional school in a program leading to a degree in education, medicine, or engineering; Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Consideration will be given to students with financial need.Students are encouraged to apply online: https://www.cnbankpa.com/Citizens_NorthernBank/media/Documents/2019-Every-Application-form.pdf3/25/19

For more information about the scholarships listed above, visit the website listed or go to the high school guidance office.

To learn about many other scholarship opportunities, visit StudentScholarships.org or check out the Guidance Sites webpage. View or download 15 Scholarship Opportunities for PA Students (PDF).

Students who take the SAT and PSAT can opt into Student Search Service to make their names and information available to scholarship programs as well as colleges. For more information, visit https://student.collegeboard.org/student-search-service.

NEB Student Loan Fund

Graduates of Northeast Bradford High School who are attending college or trade school are eligible to apply to receive a student loan to help with educational costs through the NEB Student Loan Fund.

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