William AllenHigh School

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

  • In order to receive federal grants, student loans or school-specific scholarships, you must complete the FAFSA form online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa by May 1st of your senior year. Certain school-specific scholarships may have an earlier deadline, so it’s best to complete this form as early as possible, BUT NOT BEFORE OCTOBER 1ST OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR.
  • At the end of the FAFSA form it should give you a link to continue on to your state level grant form. If it does not, you will need to wait until you receive an email saying your FAFSA has been processed. Then you can complete the state grant form online at https://www.pheaa.org/. You will need to create an account then fill out your state grant form.
  • Some schools also require the CSS Profile https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/.  Be sure to check with the individual schools first to see if this or any additional paperwork is needed. It should be listed on their website.
  • You can contact Mrs. Duggan in the College and Career Center with any questions at dugganr@allentownsd.org or through the College & Career Center GOOGLE CLASSROOM.
  • THE PARENT AND THE STUDENT MUST CREATE THEIR FAFSA ID’S ONLINE AT https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm  PRIOR TO COMPLETING YOUR FAFSA BECAUSE IT MAY TAKE UP TO 3 DAYS TO REGISTER IN THE SYSTEM. You both will need separate FSA ID’s.  Make sure you use your FULL name as it is written on your Social Security card.  You will also need separate email addresses to complete this process. You must create an email address ahead of time if you don’t already have one.
  • If you have any issues, contact FAFSA Help at 1-800-557-7394 or visit The Parent's Guide to Filling out the FAFSA at https://blog.ed.gov/2019/10/parents-fafsa-guide/.

     

    DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO FILL OUT YOUR FINANCIAL AID PAPERWORK…

  • Social Security Number (parent and student)
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Prior year’s federal tax returns, W2’s, and any other record of income- taxed and untaxed(parent and student if employed)
  • Proof of any investments or property owned (not the home you live in)
  • A list of the schools the student is applying to.
  • Important Dates for parent and student if applicable: birth date, date moved to Pennsylvania if not born here, marriage date, divorce date, etc.
  • PARENT AND STUDENT’S FSA ID and email addresses!!!