PA State Grant and Special Programs Resources

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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You may find the general resources below helpful when working with any of the PHEAA-administered programs.

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The PA 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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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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The FosterEd Program provides a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees charged by most postsecondary institutions located in the Commonwealth for youth who are or were in foster care.

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

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

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Together with the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition assistance program for dependents (spouses and children) of PA Guard Members who enter into an additional 6-year service commitment with the PA National Guard (PANG).

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The Pennsylvania State Grant Program is a need-based financial assistance program that provides funding to eligible Pennsylvanians and helps them afford the costs of higher education.

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PA-TIP provides need-based awards to students enrolled in programs of study in the following career areas: Energy, Health, Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing, and Agriculture and Food Production. Students can use awards to cover educational costs or specific living expenses.

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

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

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