Penn’s undergraduate award-based financial fund program meets 100% of established financial need with awards and work-study funds. Since 2013, Penn State has taken part in the State Grant Distance Education Pilot program which accepted students enrolled for more than 50% Web and Hybrid semester coursework to receive state grant funding at the same level as their on-campus counterparts. The pilot program ends with the spring semester and distance education was approved to be included in the PA State Grant program.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
The basic eligibility requirements reviewed by PHEAA when it receives an application are:
Meets criteria for financial need.
Enrolled on at least a half-time basis in an Associate degree or Bachelor’s Degree program and does not already have a Bachelor's degree.
U.S. high school graduate or the beneficiary of a G.E.D.
Pennsylvania resident (domiciliary).
Met the application deadline by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1st of the academic year the student is attending.