Grants for Our Students & Working Adults

Grants are available from both the federal and Pennsylvania state. These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to students who have a demonstrated financial need. As many of our students are adult learners, we understand just how much a grant can help them achieve their college degree aspirations. You can see the list of available grants below. To learn more about how to apply for funding, you can contact our Student Financial Services department for additional information.

Please note that grants may be reduced or eliminated if other sources of financial aid, including Peirce College funds, exceed the cost of attendance (COA).

Government Educational Grants

Federal Pell Grant

TThis grant is given to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need, whether they are full-time or part-time students. The amount of the grant for the 2023-2024 academic year is determined by the student's Expected Family Contributions (EFC) and the number of credits they are enrolled in, with awards ranging from $767 to $7,395 per year. It's important to note that there is a limit to the number of semesters for which you can receive these funds.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This award aims to assist both full-time and part-time students with demonstrated financial need. The exact amount of the award is dependent on your enrollment and when you completed the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). The award can range from $100 to $4,000 per year.  Please note that the fund is limited, and the annual amount that the College can offer is determined by the Federal government.

Pennsylvania State Grant (PA State Grant)

This grant is awarded based on financial need to Pennsylvania residents who are accepted into an undergraduate program and who enroll for at least six credits each semester. Funds are limited and change from year to year. Awards vary based on enrollment status and range from $100 to $5,260 per year. If you have received a notice from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assitance Agency (PHEAA) please note this is only the first step, as the college or university you are attending must verify that you meet other PA state grant requirements.

Pennsylvania Summer State Grant

To be eligible for this grant, students must be Pennsylvania residents and enrolled at least half-time. Learn more and apply at

Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver (FosterEd) Program

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program is designed to provide a waiver for tuition and mandatory fees charged by most postsecondary institutions located in the Commonwealth for youth who are or were in foster care. If you need any assistance or have any questions related to the waiver program, please feel free to contact Ashley DeCordre, the Peirce College FosterEd Point of Contact. You can reach Ashley via email at, or by calling 215.670.9184.

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