The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the application filing deadline for the Pennsylvania State Grant Program is Tuesday. This deadline applies to all new and renewal applicants who plan to enroll in an undergraduate baccalaureate degree program or a college transfer program at two-year public or junior colleges.
Students who are first-time applicants planning to enroll in a community college, business, trade or technical school, a hospital school of nursing, or a non-transferable two-year degree program at a community, junior or four-year college have until Aug. 1 to file their Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a state grant award. To determine eligibility for a need-based state grant, families must complete the FAFSA. Applicants can access the FAFSA online at either PHEAA.org/FAFSA or fafsa.gov.
In addition to the FAFSA, applicants must complete a Pennsylvania State Grant Form, which can be accessed directly from the FAFSA on the Web by following the click-through on the FAFSA confirmation page. The SGF collects additional data elements not requested on the federal application and is only required for first-time state grant applicants.
Students who have already submitted their FAFSA, but who have not submitted their State Grant Form, will receive an email invitation directing them to visit Account Access through the Secure Sign-in at PHEAA.org to complete their SGF.
Students and families with questions about the FAFSA or the State Grant Program can call toll-free at 800-692-7392.