State Grant and Special Programs Resources

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Looking for the latest program guidelines or resources for a PHEAA-administered program? Let us help you stay current for each program! Use the information below to view and download a wide array of items that will provide you with program-specific information.

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Act 101 Program

The Act 101 Program is a state-funded program which allocates funds to Pennsylvania schools that operate an Act 101 Program at their institution. Act 101 programs offer assistance to students that are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged.

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Blind or Deaf Beneficiary Grant (BDBG) Program

The BDBG Program is a Commonwealth funded program that provides financial assistance to deaf or blind students attending a postsecondary institution.

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Institutional Assistance Grants (IAG) Program

The IAG Program provides formula grants to assist eligible independent, non-profit postsecondary institutions.

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Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program

Through the PATH Program, qualifying students who have already been awarded a scholarship or grant by one of our PATH Partners may be eligible for additional grant money.

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Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program

The Chafee Education and Training Grant Program is a federally funded program administered by PHEAA in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide educational funding for eligible students aging out of foster care.

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Pennsylvania National Guard Education Assistance Program (EAP)

PHEAA and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA) jointly administer the EAP to provide tuition assistance for members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

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Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP)

PA-TIP provides need-based awards up to the equivalent of the maximum State Grant amount to students enrolled in programs of study in the following career areas: Energy, Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing, and Agriculture and Food Production.

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PHEAA Federal Work-Study On-Campus (FWS-ON) and
Community Service (FWS-CS) Programs

PHEAA administers FWS-ON and FWS-CS to make matching funds available to eligible postsecondary institutions that apply for and receive federal dollars through the Federal Work-Study Program.

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Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program (PEGP)

PEGP honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education.

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Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program

The RTSS Program provides awards to high achieving students whose annual family income does not exceed $110,000.

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State Grant Distance Education Pilot Program (SGDEPP)

SGDEPP was initiated in July of 2013 in order to accurately evaluate the need for financial assistance for students enrolled in distance education options throughout Pennsylvania.

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State Work-Study Program (SWSP)

SWSP provides eligible students with an opportunity to earn money for school and experience for the real world.

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