The first step in applying for a grant is to fill out your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Federal Pell GrantsEligible students are awarded grants from the federal government in amounts between $626 and $5,775 (2015-16). Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
You may be eligible for a federal grant ranging from $200 to $1,000.
State Grants If you're a Pennsylvania resident, the information on your FAFSA will automatically be sent to the American Education Services/Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. AES/PHEAA will determine if you're eligible to receive a state grant. If you have any questions, contact PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392.
During the 2015-2016 year, Pennsylvania
state grants ranged from $500 to $3,970
If you're not from PA, we encourage you to check to see if your state provides grants.
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Important Policy Change for PA State Grants and Online Classes
Beginning in Fall 2013, there is a new PHEAA-mandated Classroom Instruction Policy which requires Pitt-Bradford to monitor the percentage of coursework a student takes online on a term-by-term basis.
A student may receive a state grant award for a term as long as he or she takes at least 50 percent of their credits for that term in the classroom.
In previous academic years, Pitt-Bradford had the ability to monitor this requirement on the basis of each academic year or a student’s entire program of study.
Courses offered online or through distance education are not considered in the classroom.
Student teaching experiences, internships, laboratories, externships, and clinical experiences conducted under the supervision of a faculty member are considered to meet the in the classroom definition.
However, Pitt-Bradford has applied to participate in a limited offering of Distance Education PA State Grants. If you are not eligible for a regular PA State Grant because more than 50 percent of your credits are not in the classroom, you will be nominated for the Distance Education PA State Grant. If you are found eligible, you will be notified. This funding is provided to Pitt-Bradford by the federal government and is awarded to the neediest Federal Pell Grant eligible students.
Don't miss the priority deadline of March 1st.
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