The following is a list of common scholarships available to PFHS students. Scholarships are divided into National,
Regional, and Local scholarships. A brief description of each scholarship is included. The actual scholarship form
may be found in the Counselors Office or at the provided web link.
Please click on the links below to view scholarship information.
With costs for college and vocational training increasing, many students and their families are finding it difficult to
finance these expenses entirely by themselves. Many programs are available to help fund further education.
The federal government,
the State of
of aid. Students attending vocational or trade school after high school also are eligible for many programs.
Financial aid can help cover many of the costs of your education, including tuition, fees, and books, as well as
on-campus room and board, or standard housing and food expenses if you live off campus. Depending on the
type of aid, other expenses also can be covered.
Types of Financial Aid
Grants are typically awarded based on need and do not require repayment. Grants are available from the federal
government, the state, and educational institutions.
Scholarships do not require repayment. They’re usually awarded based on special ability, academic
achievement, religious affiliation, ethnic background, special interest, need or random drawing. Scholarships are
available from the state, educational institutions, and many private corporations and organizations.
Education Loans are funds bo
enable students to borrow money, usually at lower interest rates, to pay for their educational expenses. These
loans must be repaid, and the repayment requirements vary depending on the type of loan. Make sure to
investigate all other alternatives before applying. Additional info at: http://www.pfsd.com/uploads/Loan Info.htm
Work Study is a federal program offering part-time jobs both on and off campus.
To apply for financial aid, students and parents will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) in either electronic or paper form. The electronic address is (www.fafsa.ed.gov). If you choose to
file electronically, a pin number must be applied for by both student and parent at (www.pin.ed.gov).The FAFSA
is used for the need analysis to determine your eligibility for financial aid. You are required to submit this
application to be considered for federal aid and for most state funded aid. File your financial aid form as soon as
possible AFTER January 1. Keep in mind that it is to your advantage to get your application in early, because:
almost all colleges have limited aid to disperse, the aid is determined soon after the candidate is accepted, and
late applications run the risk of finding that aid funds are depleted.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Through WUE, students meeting the eligibility requirements may enroll in Out of State two-year and four-year
college programs at a reduced tuition level. Visit http://www.wiche.edu/ for specific information.
The Financial Aid information page: http://www.finaid.org
Fastweb Scholarship Search: http://www.fastweb.com