Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

PENNSYLVANIA STATE GRANT PROGRAM

This is a resource available for Pennsylvania state residents who are enrolled in specialized Associates degree programs at the school. Eligibility is based on income information and dependency status as reported on the FAFSA and reviewed by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This state grant does not usually have to be repaid.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)

The FSEOG is a grant program for undergraduate students with exceptional need with priority given to students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility.  The federal government allocates FSEOG funds to participating schools. This is a limited pool of funds and the school will determine to whom and how much it will award based on federal guidelines. Often, due to limited funding, FSEOG award resources are exhausted early in the year.

FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE TUITION WAIVER PROGRAM

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program provides a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees charged by most postsecondary institutions located in the Commonwealth for youth who are or were in foster care. This waiver applies only to charges that remain after all other gift aid (federal, state, and other scholarships or grants) have been applied to the student’s account. To see if you are eligible, please contact Donna Stainbrook at dstainbrook@pci.edu.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS)

FWS is a financial aid program designed to assist students in meeting the cost of their education by working part-time while attending school. Positions may either be on-campus, off-campus, or community-service related. A candidate must demonstrate financial need to be awarded FWS. The number of positions available may be limited depending upon the institution’s annual funding allocation from the federal government.