Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP)
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:
- 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 $4,340)*, 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.
Before you apply, find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements.
To be considered for PA-TIP, make sure you complete all the required forms, if applicable.
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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By U.S. Mail
State Grant and Special Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157
Hours of Operations
May to August
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (ET)
September to April
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
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.
Read Our FAQ
Get answers to your questions about the PA-TIP Program (PDF).
Are You a School or Employer interested in PA-TIP?
Find out how you can participate.