PHEAA Reminds Two Student Groups of August 1 State Grant Deadline

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Harrisburg, PA (July 24, 2012)—PHEAA is reminding first-time Pennsylvania State Grant applicants planning to attend a community college that the State Grant deadline is August 1. Applicants must be attending a community college and satisfy all eligibility requirements, including being enrolled on at least a half-time basis to qualify.

Students who are first-time applicants enrolled in a two-year program of study at business, trade or technical schools, hospital schools of nursing and community, junior or four-year colleges or universities who are enrolled in a two-year, non-transferable program of study also have an August 1 State Grant deadline.

To determine eligibility for a State Grant, applicants must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and a State Grant Form (SGF) which collects additional data elements not requested on the federal application. The SGF is only required for first-time State Grant applicants. Applicants can access the FAFSA at either PHEAA.org/FAFSA or fafsa.gov. First-time applicants can access the SGF directly from the FAFSA on the Web, allowing them to complete the entire process from one site.

Students who have already submitted their FAFSA but not their SGF will need to visit Account Access through the Secure Sign-In at PHEAA.org to complete their State Grant Form.

For information on the higher education financial aid process, schedules for upcoming financial aid nights and FAFSA Completion Sessions, reminders of financial aid deadlines, and video clips offering tips and information pertaining to planning for higher education, students can join PHEAA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pheaa.aid.