Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

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This program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education.

The Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program provides a waiver for tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board costs charged by public postsecondary institutions. This waiver applies only to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state, and outside scholarships) have been applied to your student account.

Am I Eligible?

To be considered for a Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program waiver, you must:

How Do I Apply?

  1. Download and complete the Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program Application Form. (PDF)
  2. Include a certified copy of your birth certificate with your application. (For more information on how to obtain your birth certificate, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.)
  3. Provide a letter of admission and documentation that you applied for financial aid to the postsecondary institution that you attend or plan to attend.
  4. Mail your completed application and additional documents no later than March 31, 2015 to:

    PHEAA
    Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program
    State Grant and Special Programs
    P.O. Box 8157
    Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157

Can I Renew?

Yes. To renew:

  1. Download and complete the Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program 2014-15 Renewal Information Request. (PDF)
  2. Provide documentation that you applied for financial aid to the postsecondary institution that you attend or plan to attend.
  3. Mail your completed renewal application and additional documents no later than August 1, 2014 to:

    PHEAA
    Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program
    State Grant and Special Programs
    P.O. Box 8157
    Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157

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