The Pittsburgh Promise announced today the formation of a partnership with the college access program NEED. NEED will help high school seniors fill out their applications for scholarships, grants, colleges, and their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NEED will provide FAFSA completion workshops which will detail line by line how to complete what can be an hours long application. NEED will also help high school seniors by making college advisers available to them to assist in finding a college that best fits the needs of each particular student.
Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril said he noticed the need for this type of a program when many promise applicants expressed questions and concerns on the issues of applying for aid and deciding on colleges.