The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency provides financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans to all qualifying students enrolled in eligible programs based on their expected family contribution as determined by the federal processor. The Financial Aid Office administers the following need-based grant programs:
To be considered for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, each year and maintain satisfactory progress:
The available Grants opportunities through PHEAA are:
Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.
Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.
Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.
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PA State Grant and Special Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157
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