PHEAA Reminds Students of Rapidly Approaching 2014-15 Pennsylvania State Grant Application Filing Deadline

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May 1 is the deadline for need-based Pennsylvania State Grant applications

Harrisburg, PA (April 17, 2014)—The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the 2014-15 Pennsylvania State Grant application filing deadline is May 1, 2014. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and to first-time applicants planning to enroll in colleges, universities or a college transfer program at two-year public (except community colleges) or junior colleges.

To apply for a 2014-15 Pennsylvania State Grant, applicants must first complete the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Applicants can access the FAFSA online at PHEAA.org/FAFSA or fafsa.gov. Completing the FAFSA online saves time and reduces application and processing errors.

In addition to completing the FAFSA, first-time Pennsylvania State Grant applicants must also submit a completed Pennsylvania State Grant Form (SGF). First-time applicants who submit the FAFSA online will be automatically redirected to the SGF by following the designated prompts on the FAFSA confirmation page. First-time applicants who have already submitted their FAFSA but have not completed the SGF should visit PHEAA.org for instructions on completing the application process.

First-time Pennsylvania State Grant applicants planning to enroll in a community college, business, trade or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, or a non-transferable two-year degree program at a community, junior or four-year college have until August 1, 2014 to complete their Pennsylvania State Grant application.

Students and families with questions about the FAFSA or the State Grant Program can call 1-800-692-7392 for personal assistance.

Students and families are encouraged to visit PHEAA on Facebook, at Facebook.com/pheaa.aid, where they can learn more about student aid and view videos on a variety of topics related to higher education.