Applicants may apply online for financial aid at or contact the GACTC’s Financial Aid Office at 814-505-1257 for more information. Completing the FAFSA form will automatically begin the Federal Pell Grant application. There is no financial obligation to complete the FAFSA form.

One year programs are NOT eligible for the PA State Grant. Please disregard the letter you will automatically receive indicating ineligibility for state grants. The FAFSA form can be completed as early as October of the previous academic year. Financial Aid is based on the prior-prior year’s (PPY) tax information. Once the FAFSA form is complete you must go online and complete the entrance counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note, which is the actual loan document. The website is Please contact the GACTC’s Financial Aid office with additional questions at 814-505-1257.

This award made by the Federal Government is for students in undergraduate study. Students complete an application and eligibility is determined by the Department of Education. Title IV Institution Code: 015272

These are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student’s education after high school. The lender is the U. S. Department of Education, through the entity you deal with, your loan servicer, can be a private business.

Individuals who are physically, mentally, and/or emotionally impaired may make application at the nearest Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for assistance with vocational training or retraining. If approved for OVR funding the approved award amount will be applied to tuition, fees, and/or materials.

Funding through the Trade Act is provided to dislocated workers who have lost factory employment due to foreign competition. This funding generally pays for tuition, fees, and required supplies. Normally, individuals are notified at their place of work or their point of contact.

Most adult programs are state approved for VA educational benefits. The veteran or other eligible persons must be accepted in a program as an adult student. The veteran must apply for benefits on the G.I. Bill® website ( or Upon approval, the veteran will receive proper notification from the Veterans Affairs Office. NOTE: It is the veteran’s responsibility to pay all tuition charges according to the regular schedule.

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Individuals who meet the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act eligibility requirements may participate in classroom training. All applications are taken at the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Office (CareerLink) located in the county of residence. For more information, interested individuals should call their local WIOA/CareerLink office.

The Horatio Alger Association offers scholarships valued at up to $2,500 each for students enrolled in a career or technical program. Please visit the website at