Grants are the preferred first choice when it comes to covering educational costs. They’re free money given based on financial need and don’t need to be repaid, as long as you meet eligibility requirements.
This federally-funded grant helps low-income, Pell Grant-eligible students cover their educational costs.
RTSS is a state-funded grant-like program for Pennsylvania residents with minimal or no PA State Grant eligibility and whose annual family income does not exceed $126,000.
A federally-funded award for Pell Grant-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a public safety officer.
State Grants for Out-of-State Students
Some states offer grants for students to attend out-of-state colleges in Pennsylvania. Below are links to a few state aid offices that may extend grants to eligible students.
- Delaware - the Scholarship Incentive Program for majors not available at Delaware public institutions
- District of Columbia
- Maryland - legislative scholarships for majors not available at Maryland institutions
- West Virginia
Other state higher education agencies can be found at the U.S. Department of Education's website.