Allegany-Limestone Central School

Counseling & Guidance

 January 14th 2014,
ALCS High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by University of Pittsburgh, Bradford
Apply for your personalized PIN (Personal Identification Number) now.  You will need this in order to fill out your FAFSA which is made available in January 2014.  Again, the FAFSA is based on the previous year's tax data.  "Fill out your FAFSA early, estimating is advisable" (Mr. Dan Trumata , Chief Enrollment Officer, Financial Aid Director, SUNY Fredonia) Your corrected tax data can easily be transferred into your FAFSA application/account when your taxes are completed.
A PIN lets you apply, "sign"your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more-all online. To apply go to



 The Four Forms of Financial Aid

Grant- money that is given to a student, usually because of financial need


Scholarship- money that is awarded because of exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding talent, skill or financial need


Work Study- money a student earns by working at a job on campus


Loan- money borrowed by they student that must be repaid
Student and Parent: must get a PIN number first before you fill out the FAFSA.  Go to


All students who plan to attend college must complete the FAFSA form.  This is a free application for student aid.  FAFSA forms are available on-line at or in paper copy in the Guidance Office.


The FAFSA form cannot be submitted prior to January 1st

 Tax returns from the prior year are needed to complete the FAFSA form.


Information from this form will be sent to all colleges that you have applied to.  You will then receive a SAR(student aid report) from the individual college financial aid offices.  The SAR will indicate how much money you will be receiving towards your tuition.  This report will also tell you what your EFC(expected family contribution) will be.  This is the amount of money that you and/or your family will have to pay to attend that particular school.