This program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education.
The Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program provides a waiver for tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board costs charged by public postsecondary institutions. This waiver applies only to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state, and outside scholarships) have been applied to your student account.
To be considered for a Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program waiver, you must:
Be a resident of Pennsylvania
Be a child by birth or adoption of a police officer, firefighter, rescue or ambulance squad member, corrections facility employee, or active National Guard member who died after January 1, 1976, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
Be a child by birth or adoption of a sheriff, deputy sheriff, National Guard member, or other individual who was on federal or state active military duty who died after September 11, 2001, as a direct result of performing his or her official duties
Be 25 years of age or younger when you apply for the program
Have already applied for available scholarships, as well as state and federal grants
Be enrolled at a Pennsylvania community college, state-owned institution, or state-related institution as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree