Training Events

2020-21 SGSP Webinar Series

PHEAA offers you the opportunity to continue learning and building your expertise on the PA State Grant and other Special Programs through our 2020-21 Webinar Series. During the 2020-21 Academic Year, the PA State Grant and Special Programs Department will be conducting a series of monthly webinars to provide postsecondary institutions and other external partners with an opportunity to explore various topics related to processing for many of the PHEAA-administered programs.

Check out the Spring 2021 Series below! To register for a specific webinar session, select the Register link under the event description. Please note the webinar schedule is subject to change.

Spring Series

As we pivot toward operating in a more virtual and electronic world, utilizing technical resources to maximize efficiency has increased in importance. In this webinar, PA State Grant and Special Programs staff will highlight the technical resources available on Alec, our partner portal, including PageCenter, My File Gateway, and the Grants Dashboard (Partner Interface). We will also offer guidance on how our self-service materials can assist you with navigating the technical applications.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as at PHEAA, we recognize the importance of service to our country and realize that those with military training and experience may also benefit from access to a postsecondary education. With the Educational Assistance Program (EAP), PA National Guard (PANG) servicemembers can receive tuition assistance. Join PA State Grant and Special Programs staff as we explore the program background, eligibility requirements, and processing basics for this unique program jointly administered by PHEAA and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

During a Program Review, processing or administrative mistakes found with the PHEAA-administered Special Programs could result in administrative findings for the school or employer. Take the stress out of the Program Review process by joining us for this webinar! Topics covered in the session will include suggestions on avoiding common Special Programs errors, tips for Program Review preparation, and an explanation of the Program Review process as a whole.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

The inaugural year of the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver (FosterEd) Program wraps up in July. Get prepared to close out the 2020-21 Award Year by joining PA State Grant and Special Programs staff as we take a closer look at the FosterEd reconciliation process. The content for this presentation is designed to guide you through how to ensure you have properly determined waiver eligibility for your students and reconciled records for the FosterEd Program.

TIME: 10:00 AM (ET)

If you need more information on PA State Grant and Special Programs, we invite you to check out our other events as well as the various self-service program materials available on the Resources and Training page. Please contact us at if you have specific training needs.