April 1-- Pitt-Johnstown's priority filing deadline for FSEOG. To apply for FSEOG, you must submit the FAFSA to the Federal Processor by April 1.
May 1-- PHEAA's priority filing deadline for the PHEAA State Grant. To apply for the PHEAA State Grant, you must submit the FAFSA to the Federal Processor by May 1.
...explore all grant options before seeking loans. Since grants do not have to be repaid, they are definately the cheapest financing option--they are free money!
...submit your FAFSA prior to the established deadline to ensure having your eligibility reviewed for all grant programs.
Grants and Other Gift AidGrants are free money that you do not need to repay. These funds come from a variety of sources including the college, the state and federal governments and outside organizations. Although you are not required to repay these funds, you may need to meet certain criteria in order to maintain eligibility for grant money, including making satisfactory academic progress. Grant programs include the following:
Federal Pell Grant
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)
Grants from Outside Agencies