Center for Academic and Career Excellence (ACE)

Center for Academic and Career Excellence (ACE)

ACE provides academic and non-academic services to students who meet federal eligibility requirements and agree to participate in the program.  This includes first generation college students, those from low-income families, and students with disabilities.  

The ACE office is located the Lower Level of the Kelly Library. To contact ACE, call 412-675-9491, or send an email to  

ACE is a federally-funded TRIO grant program sponsored by the Student Support Services division of the U.S. Department of Education. Our mission: To improve the academic performance of our students and at the same time increase student retention, graduation rate, and career options.

Program Services

  • Tutoring
  • Textbook loan program
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Academic advising
  • Career counseling and exploration
  • Campus change planning
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Cultural activities
  • Academic grant aid

Scholarship Resources

Penn State University Office of Student Aid 
The College Board (search engine) 
FastWeb (search engine)