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PHEAA’s board of directors extends rules relief through summer

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The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s (PHEAA) board of directors took action today to extend temporary modifications made to agency-administered Pennsylvania student aid programs through the summer 2020 term to ensure that students do not experience any disruption or reduction of funding due to operational changes made by postsecondary schools in response to COVID-19.

Affected Pennsylvania student aid programs include: PA State Grant Program; PA Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP); Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program (RTSS); Institutional Assistance Grant (IAG) Program; Matching Funds Programs; Higher Education of the Disadvantaged (Act 101) Program; Higher Education for Blind or Deaf Students Program; and Pennsylvania Internship Program.

Additionally, the May 1 PA State Grant application deadline has been extended by two weeks to May 15 to provide students with more flexibility. Students and parents are encouraged to visit pheaa.org/about/COVID-19.html to learn more about COVID-19’s impact on PHEAA-administered student aid programs.

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