DuBois, PA – Got a college-bound high school senior in your family? You may want to be on the lookout for the FAFSA, or the Federal Application for Student Aid.

DuBois High School is hosting a FAFSA completion night on Thursday, Nov. 1 starting at 5:30 so seniors can get help filling out their paperwork.

However, no matter what school your student attends, their guidance counselor should be able to help your family navigate the tricky forms.


Listen to an interview with Octavio Blanco from Consumer Reports, who says the clock is ticking to get the forms filled out.


Learn more and get forms to print out at the Federal Student Aid website.


Deadlines for FAFSA forms for the 2019-2020 college year:

Pennsylvania deadline:

  • May 1, 2019 for all other applicants
  • Aug. 1, 2019 for all first-time applicants enrolled in a community college, business, trade, or technical school, hospital school of nursing, designated Pennsylvania Open-Admission institution, or nontransferable two-year program

College deadline:

  • Visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March, although some are even earlier now that the FAFSA form is available in October).

Federal deadline:

  • June 30, 2020 for the online FAFSA form for your first year in college. The bursar’s office at your college can usually help with this.