Grants

Grant options for Central Penn students

Grants are monetary awards that students are not required to repay. The following grants are available for qualifying Central Penn students.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Need-based as determined by the federal government
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cannot already have a bachelor degree
  • No repayment required  
  • Must complete the free application for Federal Student Aid
  • Students must comply with our Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy
  • Remain enrolled in classes

PELL GRANT

  • Pell Grant
  • $6195 maximum annually (2019-2020)
  • May be eligible with as few as three credits
  • Federal deadline is June 30 of each year
  • Must adhere to the drug policy 

SEOG OPPORTUNITY GRANT

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • $1500 maximum annually
  • Deadline is March 1 of each year for maximum aid consideration
  • Meet Central Penn’s priority deadline for the FAFSA
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis

PHEAA GRANT

  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant
  • $4005 maximum annually 
  • Must complete Status Notice Form online at www.aessuccess.org at account access
  • If taking classes in the summer, must complete Summer State Grant Form at www.aessuccess.org at account access
  • Must be Pennsylvania resident
  • Must be enrolled and have at least 4 credits
  • State Agency deadline of May 1 of each year
  • Student must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits at the end of three quarters for full time students to receive this grant for the subsequent year 
  • A student may not take more than 50% of their classes in an online format and receive the grant 

All information above is subject to change in Federal/State regulations and Central Penn policy.

For additional information on grants, contact Central Penn’s Financial Aid Office at financialaid@centralpenn.edu or call (800) 759-2727.

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