If you are a needy undergraduate student and Pennsylvania resident, you may be eligible for a free state grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
Apply by completing your FAFSA form by May 1 for the upcoming academic year. Information from the form will be released to PHEAA. If you are a new student completing the FAFSA for the first time, you will be prompted to complete the PHEAA application as the last step of your FAFSA application. If you are a returning student, your FAFSA information will be sent automatically to PHEAA.
PHEAA will notify you of your eligibility by mid-May via the e-mail address you indicated on your current FAFSA. Note that you are only eligible to receive a state grant for a maximum of eight full-time semesters. New students should remember that after May 1, your PHEAA grant can only be associated with one college. If you have applied to multiple colleges, your PHEAA grant may not show up on your Shippensburg aid award if Shippensburg was not listed first on your FAFSA. You are still eligible for your PHEAA grant! You just need to let PHEAA know you are planning on enrolling at Shippensburg.
For additional information, go to www.pheaa.org. Review your grant application online at www.pheaa.org/tools-resources/account-accessindex.shtml.