Children of POW/MIA Soldiers
PHEAA offers a special state grant to the children of any soldier in the U.S. Armed Forces who has been declared as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).
You must be the child of a soldier who has been designated as a POW or MIA. In addition, the POW/MIA soldier must have:
- Served on active duty after January 31, 1955
- Been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least the 12 months before serving on active duty
- Not deserted, defected to the enemy, or been discharged under conditions other than "honorable"
The maximum award amount is $1,200, but availability is dependent on state funding.
Call to get a POW/MIA application:
TTY: Dial 711 (for hearing impaired)
- File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the POW/MIA application.
File as early as possible. Applications received at PHEAA before April 1 of the spring term for which you are requesting aid may be eligible for funding for the full academic year, funds permitting.