PHEAA applauds your interest in providing real-life work experience to students pursuing higher education. Pennsylvania employers can employ Pennsylvania residents enrolled in a PHEAA-approved postsecondary institution through two work-study programs:
State Work-Study Program—Available for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations and businesses
Read the Details (PDF)
Community Service Program—Starting the 2012-13 academic year PHEAA will no longer approve new employers or students to work through the Off Campus Community Service Program. Employers interested in participating should contact the student's school of enrollment directly.
New Employers: How to Apply
If you would like to participate in the State Work-Study Program, please complete the PHEAA State Work-Study Program New Employer Application.
Use our convenient online tool to apply for the State Work-Study Program.
Before completing the application:
- Read the application instructions (PDF).
- Find the exact code for your business from the job code key (PDF).
In order to transmit funds via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), you must complete an Automated Clearing House (ACH) Authorization Agreement. To request an ACH form, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Return your completed form:
- By Email:
- By Fax:
PA State Grant and Special Programs
State Work-Study Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8175
toll free1-800-443-0646, Option 3, Option 2
by teletype1-800-654-5984 (TTY)
by fax(717) 720-3786 (Fax)
Hours of Operations
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Are You A Student?
If you are a student who is interested in work-study employment, find out how you can participate.