PA-TIP Program

TIPI want students and parents to be aware of a program administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) that provides awards to students enrolled in the following programs of study: energy; advanced materials and diversified manufacturing; and agriculture and food production. The Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP) provides need-based awards up to the equivalent of the maximum State Grant award ($4,348), or 75% of the student’s total direct educational costs after gift aid and employers’ aid, whichever is less. Awards can be used to cover tuition, books, fees, supplies, and specific living expenses. Students must be enrolled full-time in an eligible program of study that is at least 10 weeks but less than two academic years in length.

The PA-TIP program is designed to help and support employers in the targeted industries, mentioned above, to develop more skilled employees within the Commonwealth. Interested students must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and a PA-TIP application, which can be found on PHEAA’s website. You can also review Frequently Asked Questions on the site and review all the eligibility requirements.

For more information on the PA-TIP Program please call PHEAA at 1-800-692-7392 or email

Did You Know…

Did you know the PA-TIP is administered by PHEAA with $5 million in funding provided by the agency’s business earnings without any taxpayer support?