State and Federal Grant and Loan Programs

All financial aid applicants are required to apply for state and federal grants in addition to applying for Susquehanna financial aid.

  • State Grants: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) awards grant funds annually to Pennsylvania residents. Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, the District of Columbia and West Virginia also make grant aid available to their residents attending out-of-state colleges. Information can be obtained by writing the State Scholarship Agency in the capital city of each state. State grants are based on demonstrated need. Recipients must complete 24 semester hours annually to be eligible for renewal. Available for a maximum of eight semesters.
  • Federal Pell Grants: This student aid source takes the form of grants ranging up to $5,645 per year. Awards are based on demonstrated need and are available up to a maximum of 12 semesters.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG): This program was established by the federal government to provide grants for students with exceptional financial need.