Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP)

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly created PA-TIP in 2012 to prepare students with the skills in high demand by today's employers. The program, which is funded and administered by PHEAA, provides awards to students enrolled in programs of study in the following career areas:

  • Energy
  • Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing
  • Agriculture and Food Production

PA-TIP provides need-based awards up to the equivalent of the maximum State Grant award (currently $4,123)*, or 75% of the student's total direct educational costs after gift aid and employers aid whichever is less. Awards can be used to cover tuition, books, fees, supplies, and specific living expenses.

  • Prepare

    Before you apply, find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Apply

    To be considered for PA-TIP, make sure you complete all the required forms, if applicable.

  • After You Apply

    Keep a look out for the notification of eligibility!


    Find answers to some common questions about PA-TIP.

Did You Know?

PA-TIP is administered by PHEAA with $6 million in funding provided by the agency's business earnings, without any taxpayer support.

* State Grant award is subject to change

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Contact Us

By U.S. Mail

State Grant and Special Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157

Hours of Operations

Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2018, information about a State Grant or Special Programs applicant/recipient will only be released to the student and authorized third parties. PHEAA will also no longer honor any prior third party authorization forms. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage the applicant/recipient to contact us directly to learn more about his/her account status.

Are You a Veteran?

Don't forget to attach a copy of the DD214 Form with your application. Your Veteran status can help maximize your award amount.

Are You a School or Employer interested in PA-TIP?

Find out how you can participate.

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