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 ease the financial burden of higher education for Pennsylvania’s students, families, schools and taxpayers.

Mission: Creating affordible access to higher education

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Federal Student Aid
10/01/2020

Federal Student Aid

Visit fafsa.gov or download our new myStudentAid app to get started!

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View all of our helpful blogs here:
blog.ed.gov/topic/federal-student-aid

Federal Student Aid
10/01/2020

Federal Student Aid

⚠️ WEBSITE ALERT: The FAFSA® form will be offline from 9 p.m. Eastern time tonight until launch.⚠️
Please wait until your launch time ⌚ (seen below) before trying to access the 2021–22 FAFSA® form online.

Michelle Rich’s “why” is different from most when it comes to participating in the annual SECA campaign.🤝 “I don't have ...
09/29/2020

Michelle Rich’s “why” is different from most when it comes to participating in the annual SECA campaign.

🤝 “I don't have a lot of opportunity to give time, but making a donation is an easy way for me to support organizations that have impacted my life and the lives of my friends and family, and feel like I am making a difference in their work.

🐎 "For the past several years, I have donated to Leg Up Farm in Manchester. They provide my friend's son with Equine Therapy and it has brought him so much joy.

"I love watching his excitement on therapy days, and he has really developed quite a bond with the horses and instructors.”

Share your story with us.
#PHEAAmily #PeopleOfPHEAA

09/28/2020
The Pittsburgh Promise

The Pittsburgh Promise

The FAFSA will be available October 1, 2020! To receive Promise funds, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year as well as the Pennsylvania State Grant Form (PHEAA). Complete and submit your applications early to receive the most benefits available to you through federal and state funding. Learn more and submit your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Federal Student Aid
09/23/2020

Federal Student Aid

A lot has changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, but one thing that hasn’t? The FAFSA® form 👇 fafsa.gov

🍂 Happy #FirstDayofFall! 🍂
09/22/2020

🍂 Happy #FirstDayofFall! 🍂

🤝 #PAproud of University of Pennsylvania students and alum who launched free job-finding platform for other students aff...
09/21/2020
ILMJTCV | I Lost My Job To Coronavirus

🤝 #PAproud of University of Pennsylvania students and alum who launched free job-finding platform for other students affected by the Coronavirus to connect with one another and get back on their feet: https://ilmjtcv.com. #landthejob

Join the network of labor displaced by the coronavirus. Meet others like you. Chat. Support. Network. Build.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
09/18/2020

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Wishing a happy new year to all Pennsylvanians celebrating Rosh Hashanah.

It’s a scenario playing out all over the country: students are dropping out of college. Faced with mounting challenges a...
09/17/2020
The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers

It’s a scenario playing out all over the country: students are dropping out of college.

Faced with mounting challenges as a result of the coronavirus, many miss the structure and supportive environment of in-person classes.

Fears are rising of a "Lost Generation" of college students as low-income students, especially Black students, are dropping out of college or not enrolling. Many low-income students say they don’t have good enough Wifi at home to take online courses.

✨🎓 #ContinuedLearning takes different shapes at PHEAA. Did you know? Employees can pursue higher education through our t...
09/15/2020

✨🎓 #ContinuedLearning takes different shapes at PHEAA. Did you know? Employees can pursue higher education through our tuition reimbursement program.

🎉 Congrats to recent grads and program participants, Helena, Amelia, Jennifer, and Jason on their achievements and degrees! #NationalOnlineLearningDay

#PHEAAProud to recognize our Digital Transformation division on IT Professionals Day. Their commitment to mature and sca...
09/15/2020

#PHEAAProud to recognize our Digital Transformation division on IT Professionals Day. Their commitment to mature and scale SAFe adoption is evident in staff receiving the SAFe for Teams certification training, and adapting to fully virtual Program Increment (PI) Planning Events due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Looking forward to the things we’ll continue to accomplish together. #futureofwork #NationalITProfessionalsDay
(📸 Photos taken prior to the pandemic)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
09/15/2020

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! This month we celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans that have pushed our commonwealth forward.

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)
09/15/2020

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)

🚨 NOW LIVE - #PAHouse Commerce committee hearing on the impact of COVID-19.
Watch FREE at pcntv.com/channel-3.

Nathan Hench, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Public Affairs, has been asked to testify at today’s PA House Commer...
09/15/2020
House Commerce Committee

Nathan Hench, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Public Affairs, has been asked to testify at today’s PA House Commerce Committee’s Public Hearing on "Impact of COVID-19" and what comes next.

Today’s hearing is intended to give the committee members an overview of the various financial impacts the pandemic has had on different industries and the constituencies they serve.

As the administrator for the Commonwealth’s PA State Grant Program and other state-funded student aid programs, PHEAA is on the front lines in helping students and families navigate today’s evolving COVID-19 higher education landscape. Live stream and transcripts: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?CteeBody=H&Code=6

Join us in welcoming our new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Carol Scott! As an alumna of Pricewate...
09/14/2020

Join us in welcoming our new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Carol Scott! As an alumna of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and Texas A&M University, Carol brings more than 20 years of diversified operational experience in assessing and meeting organizational technology needs.

✨ Happy to have you join the #PHEAAmily and our digital transformation journey!

09/11/2020
QuestBridge | National College Match: Who Should Apply

📆 Deadline alert!
Seniors, you can apply to any of these 40+ top schools like Swarthmore College and Yale University, and be considered for a full four-year scholarship through QuestBridge's National College Match.

👉 Apply by September 29, 2020. Details: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/who-should-apply. #whyapply #CollegeSavingsMonth #collegematch

In order to be eligible to apply to the National College Match in the fall of 2018, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2019 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2019.

09/11/2020
Governor Tom Wolf

#UnitedWeStand #NeverForget 🇺🇸

Today is the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001. We will never forget the extraordinary acts of the brave passengers and crew of Flight 93 that took place in the skies above Pennsylvania — or the debt we owe for their immeasurable sacrifice.

September is #CollegeSavings Month and National School Success Month—a perfect opportunity to think about goals and expe...
09/07/2020

September is #CollegeSavings Month and National School Success Month—a perfect opportunity to think about goals and expectations for the commencing school year. Set yourself up for success: https://www.pheaa.org/virtual/.

Happy Labor Day from PHEAA! Our offices are closed Monday, September 7 in observance of the holiday.
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day from PHEAA! Our offices are closed Monday, September 7 in observance of the holiday.

Even in a typical school year, every dollar counts. What work-study looks like for students during the pandemic (from U....
09/03/2020
What Work-Study Looks Like During the Coronavirus

Even in a typical school year, every dollar counts. What work-study looks like for students during the pandemic (from U.S. News and World Report ).

Work-study jobs may be remote, in-person or rescinded entirely this fall depending on colleges' policies.

Join us this Friday, September 4th at 1PM EST on Facebook and Twitter, as we talk with our Higher Education Access Partn...
09/03/2020

Join us this Friday, September 4th at 1PM EST on Facebook and Twitter, as we talk with our Higher Education Access Partner Amy about Student Financial Aid Myths & FAFSA Facts.

Wondering about PA State Grants for the Fall term? 2020-2021 awards were announced early June and awards began disbursin...
08/25/2020

Wondering about PA State Grants for the Fall term? 2020-2021 awards were announced early June and awards began disbursing to schools in August.
📲 Log in to your PA State Grant account to view more: https://www.pheaa.org/tools-resources/account-access.

🎉 It’s Friday! And though it signals the end of the week for some, for others it signals the end of summer break and the...
08/21/2020
Finding Motivation in Tough Times

🎉 It’s Friday! And though it signals the end of the week for some, for others it signals the end of summer break and the start of a new school year.

For teachers, educators, administrators, and counselors—the unsung heroes of our times—NASFAA President Justin Draeger shares a message of support.

By Justin Draeger, NASFAA President

Join us tomorrow, Friday, August 21 at 1PM EST on Facebook and Twitter as we talk with our Higher Education Access Partn...
08/20/2020

Join us tomorrow, Friday, August 21 at 1PM EST on Facebook and Twitter as we talk with our Higher Education Access Partner Diona about Financial Aid 101.

Needed relief is here for borrowers with PHEAA private loans, thanks to Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Go...
08/20/2020

Needed relief is here for borrowers with PHEAA private loans, thanks to Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Governor Tom Wolf! Details: https://bit.ly/2Vyk0xm.

On Aug. 8, 2020, President Trump directed the Secretary of Education to continue to suspend loan payments, stop collecti...
08/19/2020

On Aug. 8, 2020, President Trump directed the Secretary of Education to continue to suspend loan payments, stop collections, and waive interest on ED-held student loans until Dec. 31, 2020.

More on the update, and frequently asked questions about these COVID-19 emergency relief measures for borrowers: https://bit.ly/3h7a2M6.

If you have student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education, we’re happy to share that the administrative forbearance and 0% interest rate have been extended to provide relief during the COVID-19 emergency. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3h7a2M6

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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.
Mike Matthew Caitlin
Over $1,600 cut from my son's aid from last year...So, what do we do now? We barely made it through another year. Loans are already exhausted. Disgusted.