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PHEAA

  • PHEAA
  • 1200 North 7th Street
  • Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • 800-692-7392
  • 1963
  • Kim McCurdy
  • Higher Education Access Partner

Program Description

Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation's leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.

PHEAA's earnings are used to support its public service mission and to pay its operating costs, including administration of the Pennsylvania State Grant and other state-funded student aid programs. PHEAA continues to devote its energy, resources, and imagination to developing innovative ways to ease the financial burden of higher education for students, families, schools, and taxpayers.

PHEAA conducts its student loan servicing operations nationally as FedLoan Servicing and American Education Services (AES). PHEAA operates its digital technology division as Avereo.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%