‘This is how we remain competitive’: Advocates call on lawmakers to pass bill allowing in-state tuition, aid for undocumented residents

BY: - October 25, 2021

Twenty-two other states, including neighboring Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, have approved similar legislation.

DePasquale: To save money and improve efficiency, PHEAA should bounce lawmakers on its board

BY: - October 1, 2020

Having a wider range of perspectives on the board would deliver better outcomes to Pennsylvania students, who shoulder some of the highest college debt in the nation.

A look at the 2020-2021 stopgap budget: How Pa. is paying for k-12 schools and higher ed. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - July 6, 2020

This week, in part two of our look at the five-month budget plan, we’ll go deep on the changes being made to funding for K-12 schools, higher education and pension funds, according to an analysis by Democratic staff on the House Appropriations Committee.

School safety, county block grants and Head Start: How Pa. is spending that $2.6B in CARES Act Money | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 8, 2020

Here’s how the first half shakes out by state agency and department: 

Student loan agency’s meeting amid COVID-19 outbreak sets ‘double standard,’ transparency advocates say

BY: - March 24, 2020

Amidst a statewide shutdown that saw many Pennsylvanians confined to home, the state’s taxpayer-supported student financial aid agency voted last week to relax grant requirements for students whose degree programs stand to be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. According to transparency advocates, however, the agency didn’t do enough to make its proceedings open to the […]

Strong economy fuels drop in college students seeking grants, PHEAA reports

BY: - February 20, 2020

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which administers state-supported scholarship programs, expects to distribute grants from its flagship scholarship fund to 136,000 students this year -- a three percent decline from last year, when it gave out 140,000 awards, budget documents show.

It’s AG Josh Shapiro’s job to defend state agencies in court. Here’s why PHEAA is an exception

BY: - February 7, 2020

Pennsylvania’s top lawyer can’t represent the state agency without compromising his duty to taxpayers. 

With their contract extended, PHEAA officials suggest improvements to controversial federal student loan program

BY: - January 16, 2020

PHEAA, signed the contract extension shortly before Christmas, following a month of negotiations with officials from the U.S. Department of Education, CEO James Steeley told the board Thursday.

PHEAA, explained. How an obscure Pa. state agency became one of the nation’s biggest student loan servicers.

BY: - December 13, 2019

Borrowers across the country say PHEAA’s failure to accurately track their loan payments made them ineligible for loan forgiveness.