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STUDENTS TO RECEIVE PA STATE GRANT DOLLARS

8/11/2009 —

Good news for Penn State students!

Eligible Penn State students will receive Pennsylvania state grant money, despite a notice from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) that grant money would not be available to all Pennsylvania schools in time for fall semester disbursements because of the state budget impasse.

PHEAA had sent notifications to students informing them of this and posted messaging on their Student Portal Account Access page as follows:

“PHEAA is unable to finalize and disburse State Grants for the 2009-10 academic year until the state budget has been finalized. Once the final budget is approved, you will be notified via e-mail and your final state grant award will be displayed in Account Access."

However, Penn State WILL disburse the PHEAA State Grant to eligible students so that they will not be impacted by this situation. Penn State's PHEAA Grant budget will operate "in the red" until PHEAA does release the grant money to schools.

For more information contact Marianne Hellerman at 610-892-1261.

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