Training Events

2019-20 SGSP Webinar Series

The State Grant and Special Programs Department is pleased to announce that we will be conducting monthly webinars for the remainder of the 2019-20 Award Year. These webinars are designed to explore various topics across many of the PHEAA-administered programs.

Check out the Fall Series below! To register for a session, select the Register link under PHEAA Webinars. Look for the Spring Series to be announced in early December! Please note, webinar schedule is subject to change.

Fall Series

Do you manage the Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program for your institution? Could you benefit from a recap of how to nominate students and certify their awards? Do you have general questions about nominations or certification? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, join State Grant and Special Programs staff for a review of the RTSS nomination and award certification processes.

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (ET)

State Grant and Special Programs staff will provide an update on the PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP). Join State Grant and Special Programs staff as we address PA-TIP eligible programs of study, application submissions, and the student awarding process.

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM (ET)

As a State Work-Study Program (SWSP) employer, did you know that you can enter student applications via the Matching Funds Online System? How about reporting student hours-worked via our weekly file transmission process? If you did not realize this or just want to review some technical basics, join State Grant and Special Programs staff for a session dedicated to SWSP reporting.

Time: 10:00-11:30 AM (ET)

The Chafee Education and Training Grant Program (Chafee) is a federally funded program that PHEAA jointly administers with the Department of Human Services for eligible PA residents. The program provides funding to students aging out of foster care. Join State Grant and Special Programs staff as we explore the Chafee Program and share details with postsecondary institutions on how to administer this program.

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM (ET)

PHEAA Summer Workshops

The 2019-20 PHEAA Summer Workshops are now complete. PHEAA’s State Grant and Special Programs department conducts these annual workshops to provide financial aid administrators at PA State Grant approved institutions with an opportunity to learn about program updates, explore difficult student certification and eligibility topics, and ask questions to PHEAA staff. The workshops this year featured an additional session regarding PHEAA’s new PA Forward Student Loan Program. We thank the institutions that attended a training event this summer. We also extend a special thank you to the postsecondary institutions that assisted us by hosting a workshop!

If you were unable to attend a workshop this year, we invite you to check out the Webinar Training Calendar for any upcoming online events or contact us at to discuss other training opportunities your institution may need. We also encourage you to review the various self-service materials (e.g., program guidelines, FAQs, etc.) available on the Resources and Training page and in the Document Library.

For information about the 2020-21 workshops, please check back in Spring 2020.