PHEAA Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation’s leading nonprofit student aid organizations.

https://www.pheaa.org/ Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its student loan servicing, financial aid processing systems and outreach programs. As a nonprofit organization belonging to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PHEAA devotes its energy, resources and imagination to developing innovative ways to

https://www.pheaa.org/ Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its student loan servicing, financial aid processing systems and outreach programs. As a nonprofit organization belonging to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PHEAA devotes its energy, resources and imagination to developing innovative ways to

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From its origin in Galveston, TX to the progress still being made, celebrate Freedom Day by reflecting on African Americ...
06/19/2021
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From its origin in Galveston, TX to the progress still being made, celebrate Freedom Day by reflecting on African American history and supporting black owned businesses in your community.

Those in South Central PA can attend several of the events listed below taking place in Harrisburg all afternoon.

Student loans shouldn't be tomorrow's #JugglingDay act 🤹 Head to YouCanDealWithit.com where students, parents, and schoo...
06/18/2021

Student loans shouldn't be tomorrow's #JugglingDay act 🤹 Head to YouCanDealWithit.com where students, parents, and schools can find a whole library of resources to help with financial literacy, lending options, and other helpful tips.

Student loans shouldn't be tomorrow's #JugglingDay act 🤹 Head to YouCanDealWithit.com where students, parents, and schools can find a whole library of resources to help with financial literacy, lending options, and other helpful tips.

06/18/2021

Roll out your summer by learning a new skill, and what better way to impress then maki-ng your own sushi 🍣 Check out several virtual courses listed here foodtoursjapan.com/home/sushi-making-class-course and celebrate #SushiDay

“I've loved my wife for 32 years, but being gay is just the smallest part of who I am.  I am a wife, mom, daughter, sist...
06/17/2021

“I've loved my wife for 32 years, but being gay is just the smallest part of who I am. I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend. Who I love does not define me, it's just a part of me.” — Beth

“I've loved my wife for 32 years, but being gay is just the smallest part of who I am. I am a wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend. Who I love does not define me, it's just a part of me.” — Beth

They say there's a scholarship for everyone, and Zoey's story proves that hard work and determination pays off.  Stay hu...
06/17/2021
Scholarship Success Story - Zoey

They say there's a scholarship for everyone, and Zoey's story proves that hard work and determination pays off. Stay hungry this summer and remember to keep applying for those opportunities in your community or on scholarship search engines like fastweb.com.

Get inspired as you listen to Zoey’s story on applying for and receiving scholarships to pay for her undergraduate education.

In this session, we'll explore the PA State Grant application process, examine the various eligibility and ineligibility...
06/16/2021

In this session, we'll explore the PA State Grant application process, examine the various eligibility and ineligibility reasons, and review resources that Financial Aid Administrators can use to assist students in establishing their PA State Grant eligibility.

Join us tomorrow morning at pheaa-events500.webex.com

In this session, we'll explore the PA State Grant application process, examine the various eligibility and ineligibility reasons, and review resources that Financial Aid Administrators can use to assist students in establishing their PA State Grant eligibility.

Join us tomorrow morning at pheaa-events500.webex.com

Black music has influenced modern day hip hop, rock, and country stemming back through its beginnings as spirituals duri...
06/15/2021
Lift Every Voice and Sing arr. Roland M. Carter | 105 Voices of History National HBCU Concert Choir

Black music has influenced modern day hip hop, rock, and country stemming back through its beginnings as spirituals during the hardships of slavery. Its impact to the American songbook is why June is designated as Black Music Appreciation Month, and why in our celebration of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday we want to share “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as sung by the choir of Historical Black Colleges and Universities across the nation.

The 105 Voices of History National HBCU Concert Choir & Leadership Presents a Virtual Performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" arranged by Roland M. Carter...

Identified students and allies alike can receive aid from different scholarships offered in support of the LGBTQ communi...
06/15/2021
Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Students

Identified students and allies alike can receive aid from different scholarships offered in support of the LGBTQ community. Check out Fastweb's link below for a list to get you started on your path to higher education.

Discover LGBTQ+ scholarships to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students pay for school.

Join us for an Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. sponsored event where our own Robin Walker will join Ryan Buxton of...
06/15/2021

Join us for an Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. sponsored event where our own Robin Walker will join Ryan Buxton of the PA Treasury at The Pines Eatery in Hazleton to discuss the ins and outs of financial aid and how to invest for college under a 529 Savings Program.

Register to attend by calling 570-454-6161 or sending an email to [email protected]

Join us for an Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. sponsored event where our own Robin Walker will join Ryan Buxton of the PA Treasury at The Pines Eatery in Hazleton to discuss the ins and outs of financial aid and how to invest for college under a 529 Savings Program.

Register to attend by calling 570-454-6161 or sending an email to [email protected]

We are #PHEAAproud to congratulate David on his 5 gallon donation milestone! 👏👏👏 Its contributions by blood donors like ...
06/14/2021

We are #PHEAAproud to congratulate David on his 5 gallon donation milestone! 👏👏👏 Its contributions by blood donors like yours that keep the world pumping.

This #WorldBloodDonor Day, consider donating by visiting redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive to support an event near you.

We are #PHEAAproud to congratulate David on his 5 gallon donation milestone! 👏👏👏 Its contributions by blood donors like yours that keep the world pumping.

This #WorldBloodDonor Day, consider donating by visiting redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive to support an event near you.

06/12/2021

For all you planeswalkers out there, did you know your experience with Magic: The Gathering could ramp your mana towards aiding your college tuition? This #magicday, celebrate #MTG and head to https://gamershelpinggamers.org/content/application-process to submit your application for a scholarship worth more than they'd offer at Strixhaven.

Need help filing the FAFSA®? Our student aid experts are hosting a FREE in-person event to walk you through the process ...
06/10/2021

Need help filing the FAFSA®? Our student aid experts are hosting a FREE in-person event to walk you through the process on Wed. 6/16 at LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center.

Register in advance at: https://lehighcarbon.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1I1K00000wwqP3UAI

Time slots are available for 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM (ET).

Note that Spanish speaking staff members will be available and that masks are required for this event.

Need help filing the FAFSA®? Our student aid experts are hosting a FREE in-person event to walk you through the process on Wed. 6/16 at LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center.

Register in advance at: https://lehighcarbon.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1I1K00000wwqP3UAI

Time slots are available for 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM (ET).

Note that Spanish speaking staff members will be available and that masks are required for this event.

Congratulations to our Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Guaranty, & Strategy, Nathan Hench, who was voted to ser...
06/10/2021

Congratulations to our Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Guaranty, & Strategy, Nathan Hench, who was voted to serve on the National Council of Higher Education Resources’ (NCHER) Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 year. The Executive Committee oversees the day to day management of NCHER. NCHER supports its members through advocacy, communications, regulatory analysis, and operational support, so they can serve students and families in achieving career and postsecondary educational goals. Congratulations, Nathan!

Congratulations to our Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Guaranty, & Strategy, Nathan Hench, who was voted to serve on the National Council of Higher Education Resources’ (NCHER) Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 year. The Executive Committee oversees the day to day management of NCHER. NCHER supports its members through advocacy, communications, regulatory analysis, and operational support, so they can serve students and families in achieving career and postsecondary educational goals. Congratulations, Nathan!

Join us at 10:00 AM (ET) tomorrow for a 2021-22 PA State Grant Handbook overview session where PHEAA staff will review u...
06/09/2021

Join us at 10:00 AM (ET) tomorrow for a 2021-22 PA State Grant Handbook overview session where PHEAA staff will review updated policy changes and clarifications across a wide variety of topics outlined in this year's new handbook.

Register at http://spr.ly/6183yKcD7

Join us at 10:00 AM (ET) tomorrow for a 2021-22 PA State Grant Handbook overview session where PHEAA staff will review updated policy changes and clarifications across a wide variety of topics outlined in this year's new handbook.

Register at http://spr.ly/6183yKcD7

06/08/2021

On #BestFriendsDay, we just want to give a shout out to all the wonderful organizations that partnered with us over the last year to help educate students and their families on topics of higher education and financial literacy. Thanks PA Banking and Securities, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), PA Commission for Community Colleges, PASFAA, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Pennsylvania Treasurer.

The bill is due…what’s next? Today at 6:00 PM (ET) we'll review the types of aid available to pay your school bill and o...
06/08/2021

The bill is due…what’s next?

Today at 6:00 PM (ET) we'll review the types of aid available to pay your school bill and offer suggestions on any remaining balance.

Register to attend at pheaa.org/virtual

The bill is due…what’s next?

Today at 6:00 PM (ET) we'll review the types of aid available to pay your school bill and offer suggestions on any remaining balance.

Register to attend at pheaa.org/virtual

Join us again this week with special guest Kelly Davis of the Pennsylvania Treasury (PA529.com) for June's webinar serie...
06/07/2021

Join us again this week with special guest Kelly Davis of the Pennsylvania Treasury (PA529.com) for June's webinar series about financial aid best practices, the primary methods of keeping school related debt to a minimum, additional resources (such as school-based tuition payment plans), and of course, saving up via a 529 plan.

Register for free at pheaa.org/virtual

Join us again this week with special guest Kelly Davis of the Pennsylvania Treasury (PA529.com) for June's webinar series about financial aid best practices, the primary methods of keeping school related debt to a minimum, additional resources (such as school-based tuition payment plans), and of course, saving up via a 529 plan.

Register for free at pheaa.org/virtual

Are you feeling bleu and just feta up with looking for that cheddar to cover your tuition? You’re not prov-alone. Schola...
06/04/2021

Are you feeling bleu and just feta up with looking for that cheddar to cover your tuition? You’re not prov-alone. Scholarships.com’s article here scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/largest-dollar-amount-scholarships has a muenster list of large dollar scholarships plus a mozza-hella good directory of other available awards. You don’t need to brie-lieve in magic to find gouda aid on #cheeseday

Are you feeling bleu and just feta up with looking for that cheddar to cover your tuition? You’re not prov-alone. Scholarships.com’s article here scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/largest-dollar-amount-scholarships has a muenster list of large dollar scholarships plus a mozza-hella good directory of other available awards. You don’t need to brie-lieve in magic to find gouda aid on #cheeseday

06/04/2021

Thank you for joining us today and thank you to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for joining us as a special guest! We hope you found our session to be helpful. We’ll continue to host live Q&A’s so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates on student aid. #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A10: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission program focused on assisting families struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides $50/month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75/month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q10: What assistance is being provided that’s specific to the pandemic? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A9: In addition to the Federal Work-Study program, Pennsylvania also has its own Work-Study Program. Work-Study is a great opportunity for students to earn money while in college and gain experience in a work environment. The program is open to all PA students: https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/work-study-employment/. #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q9: How can students earn money for college? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A8: The Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) provide awards to students enrolled in programs of study in fields like Energy, Health, Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing, Agriculture and Food Production, and more. https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/pa-tip/ #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q8: How is the Commonwealth supporting growth in the STEM industry? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A7: For students pursuing career or technical paths, the Commonwealth helps provide funding for school districts with career and technical centers by providing grants for purchasing equipment used in student training. #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q7: What resources can students and families leverage as they’re applying to career and technical schools? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A6: There are lots of opportunities for scholarships in agricultural sciences in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is a great resource to start to research county farm bureau and state scholarships. #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q6: What aid opportunities exist for students interested in agricultural sciences? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A5: The Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program (PEGP), Pennsylvania National Guard Military Family Education Program (MFEP), and the Troops to Teachers program are a few of the Commonwealth initiatives that support first responders and military individuals and families. #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q5: Are their aid options for military families? #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

A4: Once you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) online, you can then fill out an application for the PA State Grant. Everyone’s encouraged to apply and the aid is first come, first serve so apply as early as possible! #PHEAAFinAid

06/04/2021

Q4: How do students apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant program? #PHEAAFinAid

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Worst agency to deal with.. They refuse to work with you, screw your credit over so you have no way of improving yourself. Incompetent too.
While mortgage companies, credit card companies, and banks are offering deferrals and forbearance, PHEAA and AES are taking advantage of the most vulnerable. No emergency forbearance or deferrals for those of us who made the mistake of borrowing from this agency. Also, 6.8% interest is absolutely disgusting!
I was wondering if my son qualifies for the fostering independence waiver. He was in the foster care system for the first three years of his life before I adopted him. Does he qualify for the waiver??
A number if years ago, I was placed into default on my student loan in the middle if the first semester of my senior year in college? Yes, I had a deferment from PSU but PHEAA ignored the paperwork from Sallie Mae; the Loan Servicing Center of Penna and the deferment from PSU, and when they sold the insurance debits to the USDE, the USDE verified to a Congressman Platts at the time the USDE knew that PHEAA lied about my school status but instead of contacting the author, contacted the IRS to defraud me of my income tax refunds and later contacted the Treasury to take money from my income? You can check with PSU about my deferment status for the fall of 1992....
Why is it that National Guardsmen need to pay tuition out of pocket until PHEAA decides that it's convenient to pay out education benefits? I served over 11 years already and signed a six year commitment a year or two ago to have my education 100% covered and I now cannot afford to pay my tuition
Hello, Can you please comply with the CARES Act and stop collecting loan payments, set interest rates to 0% and set payment amounts to $0.00. Also please stop telling people they need to enter Forbearance to get the benefits of the CARES Act, this is wrong. Finally, can you and your subsidiaries (to include the ombudsman) answer the phone when people call.
Good Afternoon, PHEAA! Be safe and well. All garnishments/collections for student loans were to be halted and refunded, for a period of at least 60 days from March 13, 2020; as confirmed in the Dept. of Education article linked below. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-directs-fsa-stop-wage-garnishment-collections-actions-student-loan-borrowers-will-refund-more-18-billion-students-families Mine are still being taken out, where the amount is listed as ‘Agreement.’ Please also see below -- from my most recent pay stub (pay date 3-26-2020). This is a PANDEMIC -- and the law is the law. Please confirm when PHEAA will stop the garnishment / refund the garnishment!
I just wanted to send a huge thank you for sending me a letter stating that I'm ineligible for any state assistance. I served 15 years in the military and never gave up my PA residency. I always paid state taxes until this last year because my husband is still active duty and I was medically discharged from the service and was stationed in another state. Not too mention he is also a PA resident. We have owned a house here in PA for 4 yrs and also pay our taxes on it. Nothing like a slap in the face after paying state taxes faithfully for over 15 years only to be told sorry we cant help you because of this last year...you guys are awesome!
PHEAA is closed😳. Meanwhile, I must choose a "plan" without information. PM would be great. TIA
Hi, good afternoon My son is an international student in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School in Altoona Pennsylvania 12o grade. He would like to apply for FARFA but he has no Social Security Number or drive license. Is it possible for him applying without these numbers?? Please, he is an amazing student, and he will need some financial and board. Thank you
Were the scholarship matches for the Path program rewarded? (Franklin County)
Caught above work tonight.