The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is helping to remove the mystery and frustration about the college financial aid process. The UPJ Financial Aid Office will hold a financial aid workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at the UPJ Living/Learning Center Heritage Hall.
“In this time of escalating college costs, it is important for high school seniors and their parents to attend this Financial Aid Night to understand all sources of financial aid available to them. We will cover what financial aid is, the application process, financial need, how financial aid is awarded, and what types of financial aid are available,” said Joni Trovato, UPJ assistant director, financial aid.
The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Professionals will be available to address individual concerns and to answer any questions that families may have regarding the financial aid process. Families with high school seniors and juniors will benefit from the information presented.
UPJ is a vital knowledge center defining excellence and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural and economic environment through: excellent faculty teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as enriching faculty-student mentorships and collaborations in scholarship, research, and creative activity; operating as a top employer and key partner in shaping the economic future with an annual impact exceeding $60 million; engaging the community through exceptional volunteerism by faculty, staff, and students; expanding the workforce capacity by linking theory to practice through experiences such as internships and service learning projects; exceeding the national averages of student graduation and retention rates of similar institutions; a tradition of athletic excellence, with nationally recognized and award-winning programs; 17,000 alumni making a difference throughout the community and world; and by growing partnerships with businesses in areas such as healthcare, education, commerce, technology, and the arts.