State Grant Update

Beginning with the 2018-19 Academic Year, distance education will be incorporated into the PA State Grant Program. Due to limited resources, students enrolled in more than 50% distance education credits may receive a reduced award. For more information, please refer to our FAQs.

  • Prepare

    Before you apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant, find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements and how much money you can expect to receive.

  • Apply/Renew

    To be considered for a Pennsylvania State Grant, you must fill out the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and complete the Pennsylvania State Grant Form. Most renewal students do not have to complete the State Grant Form.

  • After You Apply/Renew

    Sign in to your Account Access mailbox to view your Pennsylvania State Grant status or to make changes to your school and/or program information. If you are a renewal applicant, make sure your information is up to date.

  • Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program

    The Summer State Grant Program allows eligible students attending summer courses to apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant award for the summer term. The deadline is August 15.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant Program FAQ

    Find answers to some common questions about the Pennsylvania State Grant.

  • Pennsylvania State Grant Documents and Forms

    Need to make changes to your State Grant data? Choose the document or form that best fits your situation.

Did You Know?

  • The State Grant deadlines are different for first-time applicants, renewal applicants, and summer-term applicants.
  • If you miss the State Grant deadline for the academic year, apply anyway. Late applications (for terms other than summer) may qualify for awards if funding permits.