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Verification & Review

What is Verification for Federal Title IV Funds?

Required by the U.S. Department of Education, verification is the process of confirming information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for various Federal Title IV Funds, including Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans. Student applicants should be aware that this federal regulation requires them to submit tax transcripts and other requested information to South Hills School before processing of student loan applications and/or the awarding of funds. Students must submit the required information to complete the verification process. For questions in regard to verification, please contact our Financial Aid office.

What is Review for Pennsylvania State Grant?

(formerly known as PHEAA State Grant)

Student applicants may be subject to a review since the Pennsylvania State Grant Program is a financial assistance program that is funded in whole or in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PHEAA is responsible for administering the State Grant Program and ensuring that the data provided by applicants meets the eligibility requirements. PHEAA will notify you either by email or by a letter to your permanent home address if you have been selected for review. Additionally, you may visit Account Access to check your PA State Grant status. If you become selected for Review, PHEAA will request additional information from you including income information. For more information on the PA State Grant and the Review process, please contact PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392.

Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.