Financial Aid 101

There are four major types of financial aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The FAFSA can be found at - FAFSA.
Up-to-date information can also be found at

MCHS Financial Aid Nights

The MCHS Guidance Office provides parents and students with two financial aid night opportunities.

Financial Aid Night: General Information Meeting

  • During the month of September, the MCHS Guidance Office sponsors a Financial Aid Night. On this night parents and students are provided with a general overview of the financial aid process as well as the different types of financial aid.
  • This financial aid event is held in the MCHS Cafeteria.

FSA ID Registration Day

  • In early October, our PHEAA representative will be in the Guidance Office all day to assist students and parents registering for their FSA ID. Since the FAFSA is an online application, students and at least one parent must register for an FSA ID to use to sign the FAFSA. Students and parents can drop in to meet with our PHEAA representative that day whenever it is convenient for them.

FAFSA Completion Nights

  • During the month of October, the MCHS Guidance Office sponsors a FAFSA Completion Night. On this night parents and students are assigned to various computer labs in the Mifflin County High School Library in which there will be local financial aid officers from various colleges and universities available to help them walk through the process of filling out the FAFSA.
  • Parents and students are asked to sign-up for the event in advance so that they can get a list of documents needed to fill out the FAFSA and so that we know how many labs to reserve. Sign-ups can be done by calling the Guidance Office at 242-0240 or by stopping by the Guidance Office between 8 AM and 3:30 PM.
  • The FAFSA now opens on October 1st of each year.