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  • Financial Aid - If you are looking for some help obtaining money from the government for college, this section will give accurate and up-to-date information regarding financial aid during the school year. 

  • Scholarship Essay- If you need tips on writing a scholarship essay 

  • Athletic Scholarships (For Student Athletes) - Athletic Scholarships are for student athletes who are being recruited by perspective colleges or universities and the coaches of those universities make the decision as to whom they offer these scholarships. If you believe that you are a student athlete worthy of receiving an "athletic scholarship" please contact the colleges or university coaches.


Paying for College

Don't know how you are going to pay for college?

Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) Application. 


Need help in completing your FAFSA Application? 

Visit the College Countdown Center at School District Offices at 440 N. Broad St. in Room 152 every Tuesday, from 10:00am - 6:30pm.  Parents can also receive assistance with completing their taxes.  The center iS a partnership between the Office of Parent, Family, Community Engagement & Faith Based Partnerships, Mayor's Office of Education, CORE Scholars, Campaign for Working Families and PHEAA. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Please call Kandice Lewis at 215-400-5614 or Yvonne Reynolds at 215-400-5994 or visit www.philasd.org/ccde to schedule an appointment.

If you have any other questions, please call 215-400-4130 or email askocca.philasd.org.