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Thiel College to Host Free Financial Aid Workshops for Students and Parents


GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College will host free Financial Aid Nights on Feb. 12 and 19 in Thiel’s Academic Center. Area high school students and their parents are invited to attend one of these informative sessions to learn about the college financial aid process and receive personal one-on-one assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The workshop has a “drop-in” format and interested families can stop by any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Members of the Thiel College Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about how to apply for all types of financial aid. Families interested in filling out the FAFSA during Financial Aid Night should bring the following documents:

  • Student’s Social Security number
  • Driver's license (if any)
  • 2012 W-2 forms and other records of money earned (for student)
  • 2012 federal income tax return (including spouse’s if married), foreign tax return or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia or Palau (for student)
  • Parents’ 2012 federal income tax return (if dependent student)
  • 2012 untaxed income records (parent and student)
  • Current bank statements and business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records (parent and student)
  • Alien registration or permanent resident card (if not a U.S. citizen)

To organize this information, a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available online for completion before entering information online during the financial aid workshop. (Thiel’s FAFSA school code is 003376.) For more information about or to register for the Financial Aid Workshop at Thiel College, contact the Office of Admission at 724-589-2345 or

About Thiel College

Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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