Training Events

2020-21 Summer Workshops

The PA State Grant and Special Programs (SGSP) Department conducts annual Summer Workshops to provide financial aid administrators with information about upcoming policy changes for the PA State Grant Program. For the 2020-21 Workshops, the SGSP and PA Forward teams will again collaborate to bring schools updates on both programs.

The workshop will provide attendees with:

  • A brief update on the PA Forward Loan Program;
  • A chance to explore new and challenging PA State Grant eligibility topics; and
  • An opportunity to ask questions of PHEAA staff.

The 2020-21 Workshops will be offered as seven (7) sessions from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at various locations around the state. A tentative agenda (PDF) for the workshops is available, but will be finalized when registration opens. Check out the dates and locations below! Registration will launch in the next few weeks.

Note: The 2020-21 Summer Workshops are sponsored by PHEAA and are not organized, conducted, or sponsored by the college/university locations.

Location:

PHEAA Headquarters
1200 North 7th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Location:

Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Location:

Community College of Allegheny County - North
8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Location:

Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697

Location:

King's College
133 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020


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 sghelp@pheaa.org if you have specific training needs.

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

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)