What You Need to Know About Financial Aid

An important step in the PIHT enrollment process is going through your financial aid appointment. We understand that this can be overwhelming to some which is why PIHT pairs each potential student a financial aid representative to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Below, we break down some elements of the process.

Prior to a student being enrolled at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be submitted. On the FAFSA the student can list numerous schools they are considering attending. The FAFSA will ask questions about income, family size, and other factors that will determine which grants and loans a student is eligible for.

FAFSA open date for the 2018-2019 academic year is October 1, 2017, and the federal deadline is June 30, 2019. The academic year 2019-2020 has an open date of October 1, 2018, with a deadline of June 30, 2020. Each state has its own deadline for the FAFSA renewal. A new FAFSA must be completed for each academic year of school. At PIHT, the FAFSA academic year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year.

At PIHT we encourage all students to apply for financial aid. Completing the FAFSA will help in determining if the student is PELL grant eligible. FAFSA is required if the student is going to receive student loans. Students should understand that each state may require additional information that is not submitted on the FAFSA.

At PIHT, we encourage students to apply for scholarships through their communities or, if they are employed, through their employers. When a student applies for student aid the FAFSA website will direct them to scholarship information.