Pennsylvania State Grant Academic Progress Policy

PHEAA, (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency), requires that both full-time and part-time grant recipients make academic progress at the conclusion of each academic year (summer). If a student does not meet the academic progress requirements, he or she will be ineligible for a PHEAA grant for their next term(s) of enrollment.

For each full-time PHEAA grant received, a student must complete 12 credits. If a student maintains full-time enrollment for the academic year, the requirement would be 24 credits with a minimum grade of "D" and no repeats of courses with a grade of "D" or better.

For each part-time PHEAA grant received, a student must complete 6 credits. If a student maintains part-time enrollment for the academic year, the requirement would be 12 credits with a minimum grade of "D" and no repeats of courses with a grade of "D" or better.

If a student received a full-time PHEAA grant for 1 semester and a part-time PHEAA grant for another, the requirement would be 18 credits with a minimum grade of "D" and no repeats of courses with a grade of "D" or better.
Students who lose their PHEAA grants due to lack of academic progress can regain their eligibility only by achieving the number of credits that they are deficient for progress during the next term(s) in which they are enrolled.  Progress is re-evaluated each semester.  Please note that CLEP tests do not count towards a deficiency.

For more information about the PHEAA State Grant Program, please click here.