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
to learn more about COVID-19’s impact on
PHEAA-administered student aid programs.