Working at PHEAA

At PHEAA, it’s our mission to provide affordable access to higher education to the students and families of Pennsylvania. Here you can learn more about our agency and see how your skills and talents may help compliment and elevate our workforce.

The Application Process

Explore opportunities

Look at current job openings to see if one is a fit for you.

Submit an application

Fill out an online application to let us know you’re interested in a position.

Hear back from PHEAA

Be on the lookout from our team with a response to your application.

After the interview

Following the interview, our team will be in contact with more information.


Health insurance benefits are administered through the Pennsylvania Employee Benefits Trust Fund (PEBTF). Eligibility for employee benefits begins on the first day of employment.


PHEAA offers various convenient services to employees including free parking.

  • Employee Discount Program (Perks Program)— PHEAA provides our employees with information regarding special discounts and offers from various companies through PHEAA’s Employee Perks Program.
  • Employee Engagement Committee— PHEAA prides itself in promoting engagement throughout the agency. This committee is a self-organized group of employees who promote various clubs and charitable events.
  • Food Services— PHEAA offers a wide variety of grab-and-go items available 24/7 through a self-service payment kiosk. Food items are freshly made.
  • Free Parking— Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed. Designated handicapped parking spaces are available.
  • On Site ATM Services— Available at Headquarters.
  • PHEAA Child Care Center— PHEAA offers an affordable child care center on site at PHEAA Headquarters. Openings and enrollment are based on current capacity.
  • PHEAA Fitness Center— PHEAA offers a fitness center at PHEAA Headquarters that is open 24 hours a day, including holidays. Locker rooms and showers are also available. Members must pay a small fee to join.
  • PHEAA University— PHEAA offers a wide range of online, and instructor led courses to enhance your skillset and knowledge of PHEAA.


PHEAA values the commitment of our employees, who are servicemembers, that give back to our country. Because of this, we offer flexible leave for military deployments and various student aid programs.

Learn more about our military student aid programs

Diversity & Inclusion

PHEAA’s environment welcomes and supports our employees, customers, and stakeholders; we seek out and value differing perspectives and contributions. Our organizational culture promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the organization.

Review PHEAA’s DEI framework

In The Community

PHEAA is dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteer participation and charitable contributions throughout the year. PHEAA is proud to be a part of what matters.

Salvation Army's Angel Tree

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

PHEAA is a long-time supporter of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, fulfilling the gift wishes of hundreds of local children and putting smiles on their faces each holiday season.

Food Drive

Food Drive

Our employees fight hunger in our community with the Central PA Food Bank, donating non-perishable goods and volunteering their time and energy at the Food Bank’s packing operation. PHEAA began holding a virtual food drive during the pandemic, making it possible for employees to continue helping even when they couldn’t contribute in person. To date, PHEAA employees have given over $19K to the Central PA Food Bank for local families in need!

Race Against Racism

Race Against Racism

PHEAA employees participated in the 18th Annual Race Against Racism in Harrisburg, which is actually a virtual “race” that can be done at any time during April. Participation helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Career FAQ

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