After You Apply/Renew

PHEAA is committed to administering the PA State Grant Program in accordance with statute and regulations set forth by PA State Grant legislation, ensuring that state-appropriated funds can be provided to the neediest Pennsylvania residents. This means that the application data you submit may be subject to review. For information on the review process, please read our PHEAA Reviews FAQ.

After you apply, sign in to Account Access to check the status of your application, make changes, and manage your account information at any time.

How to Make Corrections to Your PA State Grant Record

If You Need to Correct… Then…
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Sign in to Account Access to update your information online.

  • School of attendance
  • Enrollment status
  • Housing status
  • Program of study

If it is before August—Sign in to Account Access and provide your new school information (use the "Update School Information" link on your PA State Grant Status).

If it is August or later—We cannot change your enrollment until we verify that you did not receive any portion of your PA State Grant through the school listed on your eligibility notice:

  • Contact the school listed on your eligibility notice so that they can confirm the status of the funds we sent to them on your behalf.
  • Sign in to Account Access and provide your new school information (use the "Update School Information" link on your PA State Grant Status).
  • The school that you plan to attend may also update enrollment information for you.
  • Important! Account Access will not reflect your new enrollment status until we complete this process. Please do not re-submit your change in enrollment.

NOTE: We cannot accept updates to change your enrollment:

  • After April 1, 2023 (for the 2022-23 academic year)
  • After October 31, 2023 (for the 2023 summer term)
  • After April 1, 2024 (for the 2023-24 academic year)
Other items, such as your or your parents' marital status, number of allowable household members enrolled in college, income, assets, veteran/active duty military, independent status, etc.

Choose one of the following options:

  • Update your Student Aid Report (SAR) if it's before August 1 of the academic year. However, if you received notice that PHEAA automatically calculated your or your parents' tax-deferred income using data from the PA Department of Revenue, please use the appropriate Untaxed Income Verification Form on the documents and forms page using the link below.
  • Fill out the appropriate PA State Grant document or form.
    Once completed, sign in to your account, select File Upload, and choose “PA State Grant” as the reason for your upload.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office at your school to make the necessary changes.