Aid for Part-Time Students

  • If you are considering taking classes on a part time basis (less than 12 credits per semester), Gannon has unique financial aid opportunities just for you.

    Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship

    An undergraduate tuition reduction is available to students holding a baccalaureate degree and who are not receiving any other type of financial assistance including employer reimbursement.  Qualified students may take day or evening courses.

    Part-time students (12 credits or less) holding a baccalaureate degree from any post-secondary institution will pay $406 per credit for Business, Education, Humanities, or Science and $430 per credit for Engineering and Computer Science. The post baccalaureate scholarship is not available to students in Graduate programs/courses.

    College for Older Adults

    Adults age 60 and older who wish to enroll in day or evening undergraduate courses may do so at a reduced tuition rate.  Students must be enrolled on a part time basis (11 credits or less.)  Students must not be receiving any other type of financial aid including employer reimbursement. The reduced rate is not available to students in Computer Science, Engineering, and Health Science programs.

    Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

    The Pennsylvania State Grant is available to qualified part-time undergraduate Pennsylvania resident students registered for six or more credit hours per semester. A student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. The FAFSA application must be filed by May 1 to be considered for this grant. PHEAA grants are calculated based on family size, number in college, income, assets, number of credits enrolled, cost of program, etc. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing. Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for a State Grant.

    Pell Grant

    Federal Aid is available for qualified part time undergraduate students. A student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Federal Pell grants are calculated based on family size, number in college, income, assets, number of credits enrolled, etc. Allow 6-8 weeks for processing. Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for the Federal Pell grant.

    Federal Direct Student Loan (FDSL)

    Students who are registered for six credits or more per semester may apply for the FDSL.  Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a FDSLmaster promissory note on file.  Students must be pursuing a degree in order to be considered for a loan.  Contact the Financial Aid Office at (814) 871-7337 for additional information.

    Veterans benefits

    Information regarding Veterans benefits may be obtained by calling the Veterans Affairs Office at 814-871-7483.