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McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
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Financial Aid & Scholarships

PHEAA Financial Aid Webinar

PHEAA will be offering a webinar on September 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM to gain a complete understanding of the financial aid process.  Representatives from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Agency (PHEAA) will be providing an overview of how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs such as the Pennsylvania State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, institutional offers, and federal student and parent loans. This will also be a great opportunity to have PHEAA representatives answer questions you may have.
Registration is required and can be accessed by clicking the link on the PHEAA Webinar Flyer

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Our scholarship data base is maintained on Naviance Student. To access it, click on the "Colleges" tab, and choose "Scholarships & Money". From the following menu, choose "Scholarship List".

The Peters Township community, Washington County and the state of Pennsylvania provide many scholarship opportunities for our students on an annual basis. Sponsors contact the Counseling department each year with updated selection criteria, applications, due dates and submission instructions. As information and materials are received, the "Scholarship List" page in Naviance will be updated. In order to help defray the costs of college, it is important for students to check this page often, especially during senior year. 

Many scholarships will require a transcript in addition to the application. Students must complete the scholarship transcript form in the Counseling office and submit it to the counseling department secretaries at least three days prior to the deadline. This procedure ensures that scholarship applications requiring official school documents are processed accurately and in a timely manner.

Please consider the following for scholarship applications that require an official transcript and/or counselor evaluation/written evaluation:

  • Be aware of deadlines. Some applications may state “post-marked” while others must be submitted by a specific due date. It may take several days for your request to be fulfilled depending upon the evaluation form & written evaluation requirements. It is important that the student read the scholarships' instructions carefully and plan accordingly.  
  • In the case that scholarship sponsors prefer the PTHS counseling office to collect the applications and pre-screen applicants, the scholarship bulletin will indicate the application as having an earlier submission date to the Counseling office. A pre-selected scholarship committee made up of PTHS employees will follow the criteria outlined by the sponsor that may include selecting one nominee to represent PTHS. Once a candidate has been selected, they will be notified by their counselor and their name will be submitted to the scholarship sponsors for consideration.  

If you have any additional questions or concerns or to inquire about having your organization included on our list of scholarships, please contact Mrs. Patton.

For the Class of 2022: College Board Scholarships


FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid) is an office of the U.S. Department of Education. Federal student aid plays an essential role in supporting post-secondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families.  

  • You must complete & submit a FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid for college, career training, and for most state & institutional aid. The quickest way to apply is by creating an account and following the instructions on
An Internet search of the word "FAFSA" may direct users to for-profit web sites offering to help you complete the FAFSA form for a hefty fee. Stick with free, federally-affiliated assistance in filing your FAFSA. Below are some reputable resources:
  • Call FAFSA offices directly at 1-800-4-FED-AID or visit Student Aid Help
  • Visit the Student Loan Support Center or call them directly at 1-800-557-7394
  • The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is a PA government-funded agency which also provides assistance with filing the FAFSA. They have several helpful links on their website. 
    • PHEAA provides regional school assistants/representatives across the state of Pennsylvania. The Southwestern PA representative's contact information can be found Here
  • College/University financial aid offices use the information you provide on your FAFSA to determine your eligiblity to receive federal student aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study programs. You are encouraged to call your university's financial aid office to determine their specific financial aid programs and protocols. 

 Other Helpful Links:

Many Pennsylvania high school seniors who otherwise would have been eligible for a state or federal grant did not receive one because they did not file their FAFSA on-time. Be sure to file your FAFSA as soon as possible. To find timelines based on semester and year of enrollment in college, visit

PHEAA WebEx Events

In response to COVID-19, PHEAA has moved their information sessions to the web! Click here to access the list of available session topics & to register.

Financial Aid Resources

PHEAA Student Aid Guide: 
How your Financial Decisions Can Affect Aid:
FAFSA Basic Eligibility Requirements:
PHEAA's aid presentation given at South Fayette HS in September 2019
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