Pennsylvania State Grant Program

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State Grant Update

Beginning with the 2018-19 Academic Year, distance education will be incorporated into the PA State Grant Program. Due to limited resources, students enrolled in more than 50% distance education credits may receive a reduced award. For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

A grant is a type of financial aid award that you don't need to repay, as long as you meet all of the eligibility requirements.

  • Prepare

    Before you apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant, find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements and how much money you can expect to receive.

  • Apply/Renew

    To be considered for a Pennsylvania State Grant, you must fill out the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and complete the Pennsylvania State Grant Form. Most renewal students do not have to complete the State Grant Form.

  • After You Apply/Renew

    Sign in to your Account Access mailbox to view your Pennsylvania State Grant status or to make changes to your school and/or program information. If you are a renewal applicant, make sure your information is up to date.

  • Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program

    The Summer State Grant Program allows eligible students attending summer courses to apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant award for the summer term. The deadline is August 15.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant Program FAQ

    Find answers to some common questions about the Pennsylvania State Grant.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant Documents and Forms

    Need to make changes to your State Grant data? Choose the document or form that best fits your situation.

Did You Know?

  • The State Grant deadlines are different for first-time applicants, renewal applicants, and summer-term applicants.
  • If you miss the State Grant deadline for the academic year, apply anyway. Late applications (for terms other than summer) may qualify for awards if funding permits.

Supporting Content

Sign In/Create Account to:

  • Apply for a State Grant
  • View State Grant status
  • Update address or school info
  • or Create Account

Contact Us

  • By phone


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.

State Grant FAQ