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Pennsylvania Financial Aid Contacts


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There are 498,474 full time students in the 187 colleges and universities of Pennsylvania

State Department of Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 783-6788

State Higher Education Agency
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

PO Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157
Phone: 1-800-692-7392

Special Education Agency
Office of Special Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 783-6134

State Adult Education Agency
Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 787-5532

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State Grant Program - If you're an eligible Pennsylvania resident, apply for a Pennsylvania State Grant to get help with the cost of higher education.

Other Educational Aid - Explore the other aid programs available that provide funding for higher education.

State Work-Study Employment - Gain career-related, on-the-job work experience while earning money to help pay for your higher education.

PA-TIP - Explore aid that helps strengthen the state's workforce and makes higher education more affordable with the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP).

Aid for Military & PA National Guard - Service to our country may qualify you or your dependents for financial aid when you pursue higher education.

Loan Forgiveness - Find out if you are eligible for loan forgiveness, which repays part or all of your educational loan debt if you fulfill certain work-related requirements in specific fields.

RTSS Program - Learn how to help make college affordable with the Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program (RTSS).

Pennsylvania Scholarships

AAHA Lou Manzione Scholarship - Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to a high school senior from New Jersey and one from Pennsylvania.

Richard Zana Scholarship Fund - The $1,000 - $2,000 scholarship is named for an outstanding musician and teacher who instilled a deep love of music in his students and brought joy to all who knew him.

F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship - Applicant must be a resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania and must submit a detailed proposal for use of grant monies including a projected budget.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship - Applicants must be intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession and must have at least one birth parent who is a member of the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic American, Native North American, and Pacific Islander.

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent Scholarship Fund- Applicants must be a Pennsylvania resident for at least a year before registering as a medical student. Applicants must have completed FASFA. Applicants must also be South Indian or a descendant of a South Indian immigrant to the United States.

The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia Undergraduate Scholarship- The Hellenic University club annually grants scholarships to students of Greek descent who have outstanding academic qualifications and a serious financial need. The scholarship valued at $1,000 is awarded to one student annually.

The Hussain Scholarship Fund- Applicants must be a student of South Asian Association descent from the Regional Cooperation Countries which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, in the Philadelphia region and must have a GPA of 3.0. Completed applications are due by April 4. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to only one student.

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation - The foundation assists Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, encourage community and civic services, and nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition. The scholarship ranges in value from $500 to $5,000 is for applicants of Korean heritage: this includes Korean nationals.

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship - This scholarship was established by the legendary and beloved singer, Luther Vandross, and his mother, Mary Ida. The scholarship is to assist students who plan to attend a historically black college or university.

The NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship - The National Association of Asian American Professionals, Philadelphia Chapter is a non-profit 501 (c)93) all volunteer professional organization that strives to cultivate and develop tomorrow's leaders and to rewards deserving Asian-American students living in Philadelphia who have high leadership skills and are pursuing a college degree. The $1,000 scholarship is given to a student who is a U.S. citizen of Asian or Asian -American descent.

Twin Tiers Youth for Christ Scholarship - Twin Tiers Youth for Christ is an organization that has set as a goal recognizing and encouraging young adults who are developing as committed Christians. Two scholarships of $4,000 are awarded annually.

Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship- Ms. Smith was a nationally known humanitarian who was a respected expert on resettlement and immigration issues. Her life was devoted to helping people regardless of their ethnicity get a new start in life by helping them get an education, a home, healthcare, and when needed legal advice. One scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually.

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship- This scholarship serves the youth of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the U.S.

I Matter Scholarship - The "I Matter" Scholarship scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program come fall. Fifty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to applicants who are high school students attending a school in a metropolitan area with a VILLA store.

The Lighthouse Guild Scholarships- The Lighthouse Guilds Scholarship program helps legally blind students from all over the country attend college by awarding them a $100,000 scholarship. These outstanding and deserving young people have won this recognition based on their strong academic accomplishments.

Duck Brand Stuck at Prom Scholarships- The Henkal Corporation's Duck Brand "Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest" is a unique and hilarious concept to award and encourage creativity. It is open to anyone who is a legal resident of the United States and Canada; regrettably, Puerto Rico and Quebec are unfortunately excluded. The contest rewards the creative talents of individuals who make and wear a prom outfit made completely out of duct tape. Fifty scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded.

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners Association Scholarship- This scholarship is available to students majoring in forestry, agricultural and natural resource management, environmental education, and related fields of study.Applicants must be a Bradford or Sullivan County resident who plans to major in forestry, environmental resources management, agriculture, agronomy, parks, or environmental education. Applicants must be a high school senior or college undergraduate enrolled in a three or four-year program. One $1,000 scholarship is awarded.

Pride GVL Rainbow Scholarship Fund - College-bound teens who want to increase the positive visibility of homosexual youth while promoting awareness and acceptance of alternate lifestyles in the community at large will appreciate this scholarship. The Rainbow Scholarship seeks to assist the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender with financial aid funding that is not biased or judgmental. Three $500 scholarships are awarded annually.

Pennsylvania Chafee Education Training Grant Program- This grant program is designed for undergraduate students who are aging out of the state's foster care program. The applicant must be in foster care or recently discharged from foster care. The applicant must be enrolled at least half-time at an approved state college or career school. The maximum annual amount awarded is $3,000. 

Pennsylvania Post-Secondary Educational Gratuity Program- College-bound students who are children of first responders who have been killed in the line of duty are the recipients of this grant. The applicant must be the child of a police officer, firefighter, rescue or ambulance squad member who died as a result of or while performing service to the community. Students must be enrolled at least half-time at a participating college, university, or trade school. Award amounts vary and are determined by financial need.

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship- The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is awarded to a student scholar who is a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability. The student must be enrolled in a two-year community college, vocation school, technical training program, or specialized program for students with LD. This one-time scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to a student who articulates his LD and recognizes the need for self-advocacy. The applicant must demonstrate financial need as well as perseverance in his commitment to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of LD. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must participate in school and community activities.

Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship is provided by Lighthouse International. The $500 scholarship is awarded to a legally blind full-time undergraduate or graduate student entering or attending an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a legal address in the states of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. A three-page essay is a required part of the application process.

The Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship- This is a merit-based scholarship. The number of awards varies, and the scholarship amounts are between $2,500 - $10,000. Applicants must have hearing loss that was documented before the age of four. The applicants Listening and Spoken Language must be the primary mode of communication.

Richard A. Ash Scholarship - The Richard A. Ash scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or undergraduate college student. Ten to twenty renewable scholarships valued at $1,000 or up to 90% of the educational cost will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate financial need and are Philadelphia residents.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delta Iota Chapter 50th Anniversary Scholarship- This scholarship is offered to second, third, or fourth-year college students. Three scholarships valued at $1,000 will be awarded to applicants who are enrolled in Cheyney University. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.7, and demonstrate leadership experience.

Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship - The Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or an undergraduate college student. Two scholarships valued at $2,000 are awarded to students who have evidence of their leadership potential and who are involved in extracurricular activities.

American Association of University Women Carlisle Branch- The Carlisle Branch of the AAUW offers this scholarship to a qualifying Cumberland County, female college student. Two students will receive the $1,500 scholarship at theCarlisle branch's April meeting. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must have completed one year of college. Applicants must be willing to give the Carlisle branch permission to use their biographical information, their name, and their picture for use in the branch's publication. Applicants must also be enrolled in an educational program that upon completion will make her eligible for membership in AAUW.

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Nursing Scholarship- High school seniors and undergraduate college students who are a relative of the Bryn Mawr Hospital school of nursing are eligible for this scholarship. Two one-time scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to candidates who have been proposed by a Bryn Mawr graduate. Candidates for the scholarship must be a resident of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania.

Clarkston Scholars Program - The Clarkston Scholarship is for the student who is a highly-driven scholar who excels in the classroom and is passionate about the life sciences industry and plans upon graduation to pursue a career in the industry.

Pennsylvania State Employees Combined Campaign Scholarship - Amount: Up to $4,000 - Scholarship is open to residents of Pennsylvania who are enrolled full-time at a UNCF member college or university. Applicant must complete the FAFSA, be Pell Grant eligible, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund - Amount: Up to $3,000 - Scholarship is open to organ transplant recipients who are between the ages of 17 and 26 and reside in New York or Pennsylvania. Applicant must be a current or incoming college student.

Belin Arts Scholarship - Amount: Up to $12,000 - Scholarship is open to individuals with talent in painting, sculpture, photography, music, drama, dance, literature, or architecture. Preference will be given to residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Peirce College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School Washington, Pennsylvania
Penn State Abington Abington, Pennsylvania
Penn State Altoona Altoona, Pennsylvania
Penn State Beaver Monaca, Pennsylvania
Penn State Berks Reading, Pennsylvania
Penn State Brandywine Media, Pennsylvania
Penn State Dubois Dubois, Pennsylvania
Penn State Erie Behrend College Erie, Pennsylvania
Penn State Fayette Eberly Campus Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Penn State Greater Allegheny McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Penn State Harrisburg Middletown, Pennsylvania
Penn State Hazleton Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Penn State Lehigh Valley Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Penn State Mont Alto Mont Alto, Pennsylvania
Penn State New Kensington Upper Burrell, Pennsylvania
Penn State Schuylkill Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
Penn State Shenango Sharon, Pennsylvania
Penn State Wilkes Barre Lehman, Pennsylvania
Penn State Worthington Scranton Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Penn State York York, Pennsylvania
Penn State Main Campus University Park, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Media, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, Pennsylvania
Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reading Area Community College Reading, Pennsylvania
Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Rosedale Technical Institute Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rosemont College Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Overbrook Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saint Vincent College Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
South Hills School of Business & Technology State College, Pennsylvania
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thiel College Greenville, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Bethlehem Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Dubois DuBois, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Erie Erie, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Greensburg Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Triangle Tech Inc Sunbury Sunbury, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix Harrisburg Campus Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix Philadelphia Campus Wayne, Pennsylvania
University of Phoenix Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh Bradford Bradford, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Greensburg, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Johnstown, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Titusville Titusville, Pennsylvania

University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania
University of the Sciences Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Valley Forge Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Ursinus College Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Valley Forge Military College Wayne, Pennsylvania
Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania
Washington & Jefferson College Washington, Pennsylvania
Waynesburg University Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, Pennsylvania
Westminster College New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County Community College Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Widener University Main Campus Chester, Pennsylvania
Wilkes University Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Wilson College Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Yeshivath Beth Moshe Scranton, Pennsylvania
York College Pennsylvania York, Pennsylvania
Yorktowne Business Institute York, Pennsylvania

Albright College Reading, Pennsylvania
Allegheny College Meadville, Pennsylvania
Alvernia University Reading, Pennsylvania
Antonelli Institute Erdenheim, Pennsylvania
Arcadia University Glenside, Pennsylvania
Baptist Bible College and Seminary Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Berks Technical Institute Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Bradford School Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Bucks County Community College Newtown, Pennsylvania
Butler County Community College Butler, Pennsylvania

Cabrini College Radnor, Pennsylvania
Cairn University Langhorne, Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania
Cambria Rowe Business College Indiana Indiana, Pennsylvania
Cambria Rowe Business College Johnstown Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Carlow University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cedar Crest College Allentown, Pennsylvania
Chatham University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, Pennsylvania
Commonwealth Technical Institute Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Community College of Beaver County Monaca, Pennsylvania
Community College of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Penns​ylvania
Dean Institute of Technology Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Delaware County Community College Media, Pennsylvania
Delaware Valley University Doylestown, Pennsylvania
DeSales University Center Valley, Pennsylvania
DeVry University Pennsylvania Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Douglas Education Center Monessen, Pennsylvania
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Eastern University Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Erie Business Center Erie Erie, Pennsylvania
Erie Business Center New Castle New Castle, Pennsylvania

Erie Institute of Technology Inc Erie, Pennsylvania
Fortis Institute Erie Erie, Pennsylvania
Fortis Institute Forty Fort Forty Fort, Pennsylvania
Fortis Institute Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania

Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Gannon University Erie, Pennsylvania
Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg College Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Gratz College Melrose Park, Pennsylvania
Gwynedd Mercy College Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
Harcum College Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Haverford College Haverford, Pennsylvania
Holy Family University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hussian School of Art Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Immaculata University Immaculata, Pennsylvania
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Main Campus Indiana, Pennsylvania
Jna Institute of Culinary Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Johnson College Scranton, Pennsylvania
Juniata College Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Keystone College La Plume, Pennsylvania
King's College Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, Pennsylvania
La Roche College Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
La Salle University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna College Scranton, Pennsylvania
Lafayette College Easton, Pennsylvania
Lancaster Bible College Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lansdale School of Business North Wales, Pennsylvania
Laurel Business Institute Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Laurel Technical Institute Sharon, Pennsylvania
Lebanon Valley College Annville, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Lock Haven University Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Lycoming College Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Manor College Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Marywood University Scranton, Pennsylvania
McCann School of Business and Technology Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Mercyhurst College Erie, Pennsylvania
Messiah College Grantham, Pennsylvania
Metropolitan Career Center Computer Technology Institute Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Millersville University of Pennsylvania Millersville, Pennsylvania
Misericordia University Dallas, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Community College Central Campus Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Community College West Campus Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Moore College of Art and Design Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Mount Aloysius College Cresson, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania
Neumann University Aston, Pennsylvania
Northampton County Area Community College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania