The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s financial aid staff will offer free financial aid advice to college-bound students and their parents or guardians at upcoming events.

The financial aid high school night presentations begin in the next several weeks at Bradford Area High School and will continue through the end of October. The schedule is as follows:

• 6 p.m. Oct. 2 Bradford Area High School

• 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 Coudersport Area Junior-Senior High School

• 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 Cameron County High School

• 6 p.m. Oct. 16 Otto-Eldred High School Library

• 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Smethport Junior-Senior High School

• 6 p.m. Oct. 23 Oswayo Valley Junior-Senior High School

Information covered will include the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and deadlines and tips that will make completing the FAFSA easier.

A counselor will also talk about the financial aid process and the different types of aid that are available to families and students.

Finally, the counselor will talk about different situations that can affect aid, such as income, academic progress and whether or not a student is considered a dependent or independent student.

There will be time for questions during or after the presentation.

On Nov. 4, the financial aid staff will offer a FAFSA completion night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pitt-Bradford in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Fitness Center, computer lab room 158.

A completion event will be offered in Warren on Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council, Suite F.

A completion event has been added this year at the Kane Area High School, room 105 in Kane. This event will take place on Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sessions will enable families to complete the FAFSA online with aid from the staff.

Those interested should bring their 2018 Federal tax return with related W-2 forms. Families should also bring FSA usernames and passwords, if they have them, and investment statements for assets other than retirement accounts.

For more information, contact, Deborah Woodley, assistant director of financial aid, at (814) 362-7550 or woodley@pitt.edu.

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