Helpful ways to pay for college

If you want to attend Montco but feel overwhelmed by the cost of a college education, consider applying for financial 援助.

Too often students assume they are not eligible for financial assistance, so they don't even apply. However, the only way to know if you're eligible for 援助 is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for 联邦 Student Aid). The FAFSA is free to complete and will inform students of their 援助 eligibility for the upcoming academic year. 

**Important FAFSA Update**

01/30/2024 Update: The 2024-25 FAFSA is now live and available for students and their families to complete. Schools are set to receive completed FAFSA information in mid-March 2024.

Please note that no corrections can be made to the FAFSA at this time. We will notify the community when this option becomes available. There have been many changes to the FAFSA for 2024-25, so please read the application carefully and double-check your information before hitting 提交. 

Types of financial 援助

By filing the FAFSA, you could be eligible for:

  • 联邦 grants — federal financial 援助, such as the 联邦 Pell Grant, that does not have to be 偿还;
  • PA state grants — state financial 援助 that does not have to be 偿还;
  • Scholarships and awards — institutional financial 援助 that does not have to be 偿还;
  • 联邦 work study — part-time employment that helps finance your education;
  • 贷款 — borrowed money that must be rep援助 with interest;
  • Tax credits and deductions.
Additional information

Learn more about financial 援助 through informative video segments geared toward students and parents.

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Emergency Funding

If you are experiencing a financial hardship, you may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

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FAFSA Simplification

Big Changes are coming to the FAFSA application for the upcoming 2024-2025 援助 year! The Office of Financial Aid will update this page as additional information is made available so that we can continue to educate students, families, and our campus community on the new processes.

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Transferring Financial Aid to Montco

Ensure your financial 援助 transfers with you. Follow these simple steps...

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Financial Aid 资源 & 政策

Understand how the financial 援助 process works, your responsiblities, and more...

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