Aid Checklist 2018-06-05T11:39:38+00:00

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

Before you begin applying for financial aid, there are few basic requirements to consider:

  • You must be admitted into a degree-seeking program at Williamson (Associate in Specialized Technology Degree programs) to receive any federal, state, or institutional financial aid.
  • You must submit your final high school transcript or equivalent qualification to receive any financial aid. Until we have received your final high-school transcript, your admission will be placed in a “pending” status.

For more details, you can visit the Williamson Financial Aid Office.

STEPS TO RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will take under 30 minutes and is required to apply for all federal, state, and need-based institutional aid. For State of Pennsylvania (PHEAA) grants, your FAFSA must be submitted as part of the grant application by April 30thprior to the beginning of the next academic year.
  • List the Williamson school code on the FAFSA, and we will automatically receive an electronic copy. Williamson requires access to a current and valid FAFSA in order for us to process any of your financial aid.
  • Until the IRS reactivates the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your tax information to your FAFSA, you will need to carefully transfer your tax information from your tax forms.
  • You can verify whether we’ve received your FAFSA by checking with the Williamson Financial Aid office or call (610) 566-1776, extension 233.
  • If you are selected for FAFSA Verification, you are required to complete a Verification Worksheet and other financial forms before any financial aid can be processed or disbursed.
  • Apply for the PHEAA State Grant by completing the State Grant form. The form is available online directly from your FAFSA confirmation page. Look for the link that reads “Optional Feature—Start your state application—Click here if you want to apply for Pennsylvania state-based financial aid.”
  • To apply for a PHEAA State Grant after you’ve completed your FAFSA online and missed the direct link, wait until you receive an email directing you to the American Education Services (AES) website to complete the State Grant Form.
  • Make sure that you print, sign, and mail the last page of your Pennsylvania State Grant form to PHEAA by April 30thprior to the beginning of the next academic year.
  • For additional information, please see the PHEAA application website at https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/state-grant-program/apply-renew.shtml

The Financial Assistance office communicates with students primarily through their Williamson student email accounts. New students will be sent their financial aid award letter in the mail, but all other correspondence will be sent electronically. It is therefore the student’s responsibility to check their email account frequently.

After we receive an electronic copy of your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), we will mail you a Williamson Financial Aid Award letter within a few weeks. All new students will be sent a physical letter in the mail. Returning students will be sent their award letters through their Williamson student e-mail addresses only.

Have questions?

After your Williamson Financial Aid Award letter is mailed to you, please contact the Financial Aid office at (610) 566-1776, extension 233 if you have any questions regarding you award letter.