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State Grants

State grant programs available to our students who qualify:

PA State Grants

The PA state grant program provides grants to eligible Pennsylvania residents who are in need of financial aid to attend a post-secondary institution in an approved program of study as undergraduate students.

For more information on the PA State Grant Program go to

PA Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver (FosterEd) Program

The Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program provides 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. This waiver applies only to charges that remain after all other gift aid (federal, state, and other scholarships or grants) have been applied to the student’s account.

Am I Eligible?
To be considered for a FosterEd waiver, you must:

  • File a 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
  • File a PA State Grant Form or PA State Grant Summer Application for the academic terms in which you requested the waiver
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Have not reached age 26 by July 1 of the upcoming academic year in which the waiver will be awarded
  • Have graduated from high school or received a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma
  • Be eligible for services under Pennsylvania's John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood
  • Be identified as a youth who has experienced foster care at age 16 or older or, after attaining 16 years of age, exited foster care to adoption or permanent legal custodianship (PLC)
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, at least half-time in a postsecondary institution that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV student assistance programs in PA
  • Have unmet costs for the PA Chafee Education and Training Grant (Chafee ETG) Program, as determined by the postsecondary institution
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (as determined by the postsecondary institution)
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on other Title IV aid
  • Have not received a FosterEd waiver for 5 years (consecutive or not), defined as 10 semesters or the equivalent for undergraduate study

Students who intend to transfer to a different institution during the 2024-25 academic year should notify PHEAA via email to or by calling 1-800-692-7392.

Grant Information:

Triangle Tech Point of Contact for the Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program:

Cathy Waxter – Executive Director of Financial Aid
(724) 832-1050

Veterans Education Benefits

Triangle Tech is approved for Montgomery GI Bill® Veterans Education Benefits and Post 9/11. Veterans Education Benefits are approved on a program of study by location basis. Triangle Tech is also approved for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at Simply pick the “choose a school” link, enter Triangle Tech, and click on the PA section of the US map at the bottom of the webpage.

VA Dependent Educational Assistance Program

The VA Dependent's Educational Assistance program provides benefits to students who have a parent who has a permanent disability or has died as a result of service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation program provides financial aid and support services to students with hearing, sight, and other disabilities.