Pennsylvania Department of Education is to lead and serve the educational community to enable each individual to grow into an inspired, productive and fulfilled lifelong learner.
Pennsylvania offers a variety of financial aid programs such as grants, scholarships, and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.
- Act 101 Program offers support services for undergraduate students whose cultural, economic, and educational disadvantages might impede their ability to pursue higher education opportunities successfully.
- New Economy Technology Scholarship provides an incentive to Pennsylvania students to pursue higher education and training in science and technology fields, which are essential to economic development in this Commonwealth.
- Resources for Students with Disabilities
To qualify for federal and other sources of financial aid, you must file the FAFSA.
Allow eligible Pennsylvania residents to obtain financial assistance for undergraduate study at any PHEAA-approved institution of higher education. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) serves as the program's application and no repayment is required.
These programs, which are unique to Pennsylvania, consist of financial assistance in grants, scholarships, loan forgiveness, and work-study. Many of the programs require completing the FAFSA; however, the application process, eligibility requirements, and deadlines vary by program.