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PA State Grant Program—
Helping PA Students Achieve Access to Higher Education

The PA State Grant Program

A grant is a type of financial aid award that you don't need to repay, as long as you meet all of the eligibility requirements. Learn More






After You Apply/Renew

State Grant Update

Beginning with the 2018-19 Academic Year, distance education will be incorporated into the PA State Grant Program. Due to limited resources, students enrolled in more than 50% distance education credits may receive a reduced award. For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

File and Renew the FAFSA® Today!

College Planning

Whether college is years away or right around the corner, we've got something to help.

A one-stop career and college planning site to help prepare students and parents for the important decisions they will face in the future.

Learn the entire financial aid process in five simple steps—from getting "free" money first to making sure you have all the money you need.

Fill out the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). It's the most important thing you will do to pay for school.

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Partner Access

We offer products and services to help our partners excel in their efforts to create more access to education.

For Schools

Accurately and effectively administer your school's state and federal financial aid programs.

Training Resources

Review our tutorials, documents, or even attend a workshop or training event to obtain valuable information to help meet your needs and the needs of your students.