Individual states have their own state grant process and may not participate with schools that are not located within their state. If a student’s home state is offering them a grant, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. For Pennsylvania residents, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will contact us directly.
Pennsylvania State Grant
The Pennsylvania (PA) State Grant is a grant that is issued through PHEAA. This is a separate entity than the FAFSA; however, they do require that a FAFSA be completed in order to be considered for the PA State Grant. This is a need-based grant, a student’s need is determined by the FAFSA and PHEAA. If validation documents are required PHEAA will contact students directly and will request that documents be submitted directly to them.
- File a FAFSA by May 1 for the next award year
- Are a Pennsylvania resident
- Attend a postsecondary school approved by PHEAA for PA State Grant purposes
- Are enrolled at least half-time (1.5 units)
- Be enrolled in an approved program of study of at least 2 academic years in length
- Have made satisfactory academic progress
- Have not earned a bachelor's degree or its equivalent
- Not have received the maximum number of PA State Grants permitted
- Not be in default or pending default on an educational loan
Learn more about how grant funds are disbursed on our disbursement procedures page.