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 Spring Series below! To register for a session, select the Register link under PHEAA Webinars. Please note, the webinar schedule is subject to change.

Spring Series

The Partnerships for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Program provides matching grants to students receiving scholarships from a participating non-profit organization. If you manage the PATH Program and are looking for information on student certification and award crediting or you just have general questions about PATH Program awarding, join State Grant and Special Programs staff for a review of award crediting for the PATH Program.

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

Are you new to working with the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP)? Are you looking for some tips and tricks on how to certify awards for your PA-TIP students? If you answered yes to either of these questions, join the State Grant and Special Programs staff as we review our awarding and certification policy basics and a few best practices.

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

Postsecondary institution costs are a key factor in determining a student’s PA State Grant award. Join State Grant and Special Programs staff as we explore the policies surrounding our educational cost collection process and the submission of cost overrides for students with a PA State Grant award.

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

Effective with the 2020-21 Academic Year, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is launching a new waiver program benefiting postsecondary students who are currently in or have been in foster care. Join State Grant and Special Programs staff for an overview of the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program and be among the first to learn how to administer this new program. The webinar will include an overview of student eligibility and postsecondary institutional requirements.

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

Do you administer the Pennsylvania State Grant Program at your institution? Are you looking to gain additional insight on conducting PA State Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) reviews on your students? If so, then join State Grant and Special Programs staff for a discussion of the PA State Grant SAP policies and procedures.

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

New for the 2020-21 Academic Year, the Military Family Education Program (MFEP) is an educational grant program benefitting the family members of eligible PA National Guard (PANG) servicemembers or eligible former members who enter into an additional 6-year service agreement with PANG. Join State Grant and Special Programs staff as we provide a first look at the program. During the webinar we will review some program basics, including eligibility requirements, awarding, and certification.

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.