PCPR Email Updates
FSA partners are using innovative programs, creative events, and effective initiatives to help facilitate financial aid awareness, increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion, and assist borrowers with repayment. Each month we showcase and celebrate the best practices from select partners of specific communities.
November Theme: Urban Initiatives
This month will feature partners who hosted innovative programs, events, and initiatives for their entire state.
The Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable
provides tools, resources, and opportunities for conversation; support leadership development in the field; and seek to bridge the gap between policy, research, and practice.
For your students to have the most access to information YOU must have the most information. This program year PCPR will do its best to provide you details on opportunities so that you and your students have access.
PCPR will be extending its reach to other entities that will build on to your daily toolbox.
NACAC Virtual College Fair Just for Counselors – 8/19/2020
High school counselors and other advisers are cordially invited to attend the first NACAC Virtual College Fair on August 19, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. This virtual fair is a special counselors preview and a great chance to get ready for fall student advising. Registration is free. Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org
Covering the Gap: Pieces of the Puzzle to Help Pay Your Education Bill It’s time to address the balance due for education costs or start planning for upcoming costs. PHEAA, represented by Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray of PA Forward, are offering one-hour webinars on the topic of Covering the Gap. These webinars emphasize best practices (such as seeking grants and scholarships first), remind families about additional resources (such as payment plans), and touch on private/alternative loans as a last resort. The discussion will also include the basics of credit: what is a credit score, what factors impact a credit score, how can a credit score be improved, etc. Please register below for one or more of these informative presentations and have your questions answered OR use www.pheaa.org/virtual and click on Webinar Events
- Date/Time: August 18th Tuesday, 6:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time Invitation and registration link: 8/18 Tuesday, 6:30pm webinaror Call-in Toll Number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3207 Access code: 127 532 3247 Password 1234
- Date/Time: August 25th Tuesday, 6:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time Invitation and registration link: 8/25 Tuesday, 6:30pm webinaror Call-in Toll Number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3207 Access code: 127 508 3348 Password 1234
- Date/Time: August 26th Wednesday, 12:00 PM/Noon Eastern Daylight Time Invitation and registration link: 8/26 Wednesday 12:Noon webinaror Call-in Toll Number (US/Canada) 1-650-479-3207 Access code: 127 401 1646 Password 1234
“PAForward Student Loan” Program – 8/20/2020 (professional development)
The “PAFoward Student Loan” program is designed for PA students are alternative loan opportunities for students needing additional funds to pay for their cost of attendance. This professional development will take place on August 20th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Details on the professional development along with registration information can be found at https://bit.ly/pcpr_paforward. (see the attached flyer to this message)
Information session on College Admissions and Paying for College – 8/25/2020
On August 25th, 6:00 PM a panel of experts will cover college admission and financial aid. This event is being sponsored by Sigma Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Details on the information can be found on the attached flyer.
Malcolm Bernard HBCU Virtual College Fair – 8/27/2020
The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair is the largest HBCU College Fair on the East Coast. Student registration can be found at http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com/.
PACAC Virtual College Fairs – 9/17/2020
PACAC will conduct Virtual college fairs beginning very soon. Registration for you and your students will open September 17th. Details on all components can be found at https://www.pacac.org/college-fairs.
Professional Development Workshops