Penn State Greater Allegheny is committed to providing prospective students, current students and parents with accurate information to assist them in obtaining the most available financial aid.
Student aid provides the means to permit eligible students the access to a postsecondary education that otherwise would not be possible. Generally speaking, the student's family is expected to be the primary means of support for meeting college costs. However, when that is determined insufficient, student aid can be the resource to assist in costs for the student's education.
There are generally four types of aid available to students: grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.