Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program (PEGP)

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

PEGP 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 PEGP waiver, you must:

How Do I Apply?

  1. Download and complete the 2017-18 PEGP Application. (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 to the postsecondary institution that you attend or plan to attend.
  4. Complete the 2017-18 FAFSA and the 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Grant Application.
  5. Mail your completed application and additional documents no later than March 31, 2018 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 2017-18 PEGP Renewal Information Request. (PDF)
  2. If you plan to attend a different school than the one attended in 2016-17, provide a letter of admission to the new school.
  3. Complete the 2017-18 FAFSA and the 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Grant Appication.
  4. Mail or fax your completed renewal application and letter of admission (if required) no later than August 1, 2017 to:

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

    Fax: (717) 720-3786

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