Training Events

2021-22 PA State Grant and Special Programs Webinars

PHEAA offers you the opportunity to develop your proficiency in managing its financial aid programs through the PA State Grant and Special Programs (SGSP) Webinar Series. For the 2021-22 Academic Year, this series of live-streamed events is designed to provide postsecondary institutions and other external partners a review of new and existing program policies, as well as explanations on utilizing certain PHEAA technical resources for efficient program management.

Check out the Fall 2021 events below! To register for a specific webinar session, select the register link under the event description.

Please note the webinar schedule is subject to change.

Effective for the 2021-22 Award Year, the PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) will undergo several policy and procedural changes. Whether you are new to managing the program or are just interested in finding out how to confirm PA-TIP eligibility and certify awards under the new award model, join us for this session. During the webinar, PHEAA staff will cover student eligibility, awarding, and certification basics, just in time for the new award year.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

Awards for students who qualify for the PA Chafee Education and Training Grant (Chafee ETG) Program are traditionally based on students’ unmet costs. Learn how to determine unmet costs and calculate awards for Chafee ETG eligible students in this webinar. PA State Grant and Special Programs staff will also examine how the Consolidation Appropriations Act of 2020 impacts Chafee ETG awards for the 2021-22 Award Year.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

Successfully navigating the postsecondary education system can be a challenge for any student. As a youth aging out of foster care, finding stable housing, healthcare, and financial aid can further decrease students’ chances of completing a postsecondary credential. One of the methods the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver (FosterEd) Program employs to reduce attrition for foster youth pursuing postsecondary education is requiring that participating institutions designate a Point of Contact (POC) to assist these students in minimizing the obstacles that prevent program completion. Come join PHEAA staff as we explore the POC requirements and provide tips and recommendations on how you can best support foster youth at your institution.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

For information about the 2022-23 PA State Grant workshops, please check back in Spring 2022. We also invite you to check out the webinar training calendar for other PHEAA online events or contact us (PDF) to discuss SGSP training opportunities your organization may need. Presentation slides and other self-service materials, such as program guidelines, FAQs, etc., are available on the Resources and Training page and in the Document Library.