PHEAA Grants/Flood Related AssistanceBecause of the damage caused by recent flooding, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is giving special consideration to a student’s state grant application when it is determined that the family’s ability to finance educational costs has been reduced as a result of losses incurred by the recent disaster emergencies.A special Casualty Loss Form is now available online at www.pheaa.org/casualty-loss. In addition, staff is available to answer any questions at1-800-692-7392.
Learning Express Library provides instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. It includes math, reading, and writing skills for all ages of students; preparation and practice tests for GED, college entrance, and U. S. citizenship, as well as for specific licenses such as civil service, commercial driver’s license, emergency medical technician and nursing assistants.
The College Board site allows you to practice and register for the SAT and includes information about the PSAT/NMSQT, AP tests, and CLEP exams, as well as information about searching, applying and paying for college.
The Federal Student Aid site, part of the U.S. Department of Education, offers information about federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for financial aid such as grants, work-study, and loans. You may also use the FAFSA to apply for most state and some private aid.
The Scholarships.com site offers a database and scholarship search engine that uses your personal profile to identify and match scholarships that are the most relevant.
The U.S. News & World Report site lists top colleges and universities and provides weekly feature articles about topics such as applying to colleges, paying for college, and studying abroad.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics site also includes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which offers information about the working conditions of different jobs, the education and training requirements, projected earnings, and the future prospects for a variety of jobs.
The “Job Search Center” from the “Awesome Library” Internet library database offers information about many different jobs as well as articles about how to decide what sort of job fits what sort of person.
Career Key is a site that includes a test to match personalities with job choices.