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Education Help


Living through tough economic times doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to compromise your investments in your own knowledge and skills. A variety of grants and loans are available for those who pursue higher education. Job training and apprenticeships are also available for a number of in-demand industries.

Children can participate in quality pre-K programs to lay a strong foundation for success when they start elementary school. Grants are also available to offset the costs non-public school tuition. And, because it’s hard for a hungry child to learn, Pennsylvania is committed to ensuring that all children have nutritious school lunches.

Additional Resources



Child Care Help

Working parents may be eligible for help with child care expenses if they meet the income guidelines. Learn more...

Pre-K Counts

Half-day and full-day pre-k for kids from working-class families (about $63,600 for a family of 4), for whom language English is not their first language, or who have other special concerns. Learn more...

Free/Reduced Cost School Lunches

Free for kids from families with incomes less than 130% of the poverty level or receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or food stamp benefits. Reduced for kids from families up to185% the poverty level. Learn more...

Financial Aid

Look for scholarships, grants and other free money; the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency can help you. Learn more...

Financial Education

Visit Your Money's Best Friend, a website where Pennsylvanians can learn about financial issues, deal with major milestones in life and connect with state and local services to help you make the most of your hard-earned money. Learn more...

Paying for Higher & Technical Ed

Spend some time perusing the financial advantages and considerations of college and career-oriented training. Learn more ...

Job Training Services

Locate training, information related to career development and much, much more at this free commonwealth clearinghouse. Learn more...

People with Disabilities

Find information about academic, vocational/technical, college, on-the-job training and more. Learn more...

The Educational Gratuity Program

Offers up to $500 per semester/term for the children of honorably discharged veterans who have wartime service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who die or died in service during a period of war or armed conflict. Learn more...

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