Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program Schools

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PHEAA's Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) provides need-based awards to students who are enrolled in specific programs of study.

School Eligibility

To be eligible, schools must:

  • Be a federal Title IV eligible institution where the classroom is located in Pennsylvania.
  • Complete and return an Automated Clearing House (ACH) Form so that funds may be transmitted via Electronic funds Transfer (EFT).
  • Complete and return a Remote Access Agreement (RAA) if one is not on file; all school reports will be delivered through PHEAA's online system.
  • Have an approved eligible program of study:
    • Must be at least 10 weeks long but less than two academic years in length.
    • Cannot be a State Grant eligible program.
    • Must not be completed through 100% distance education (online).
    • Must correspond to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Identified Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) codes.
    • Must be federal Title IV eligible.

NOTE: Eligible programs are identified by their Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code (PDF). Program of Study not listed? Complete the CIP Code Inclusion Request Form (PDF) for a review of possible inclusion.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 award year is December 31, 2018. If you are still interested in participating in the 2018-19 year after the deadline, please contact PA-TIP staff at

After You Apply

You will receive notification of program eligibility by email from PHEAA.

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.

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Contact Us

  • 1-800-443-0646,
    Option 3, Option 2
  • TTY: Dial 711
    (for hearing impaired)
  • (717) 720-3786 (Fax)

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)

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