Grants are student aid awards that students do not have to repay. Students applying for grants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

General eligibility requirements must be satisfied by all students to receive grant assistance: they must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Penn State Schuylkill in a degree program and continuing students must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Students in default of any loan program or owing any refunds of federal grants will not be elligible for grants. Students in default may have their eligibility restored if they have made satisfactory arrangements with the holder of the loan to repay it.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grant is available to undergraduates who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. To apply for this grant, students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

PHEAA State Grant

The Pennsylvania State Grant is designed for full-time and part-time undergraduate students taking at least six credit hours per semester who are residents of Pennsylvania. Students must be enrolled in a degree program. To apply, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, from this webpage follow the link to complete the PHEAA application. The deadline for applications is May 1.

To remain eligible, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress. The satisfactory progress requirements for PHEAA Grant differ federal requirements. Students must earn 12 credits for each full-time semester of PHEAA grant received and 6 credits for each part-time Pheaa Grant received. Refer to the PHEAA website for guidelines.

Federal SEOG Grant

The Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is a federal grant program administered by the University. SEOG grants are offered to undergraduate students with high financial need.