About Act 101

The Act 101 program is a state-funded support grant program with a mission to help academically and financially qualified Pennsylvania students succeed in college, persist to graduation or transfer to a four-year institution. Act 101 provides various academic services and opportunities to help students develop their academic abilities and enrich their academic experience while successfully completing their postsecondary studies.


Eligibility Criteria

  • PA State Resident
  • Are Within 200% of the Poverty Level
  • Enrolled in 6 or More Credits


And One or More of the Following:

  • Tested into a Developmental Class (CRE 70, CRE 101, CRE 103, MAT 80, MAT 90, ENG 90
  • ESOL/ESL (English is Not Your First Language)
  • Been Out of Academics 3+ Years
  • A GPA Below 2.0
  • Received a GED


Act 101 Students are eligible for the following benefits:

  • One-on-One Student Assistance
  • Access to the Act 101 Textbook & Electronics Lending Library
  • Assistance in Developing and Improving Academic Skills
  • Usage of Act 101 Study Area & Computer Lab
  • Assistance with Navigating the College System
  • Assistance with Academic Supplies & Fees for PTK and Cap & Gown

Apply for ACT 101 Now

If you meet the eligibility criteria as listed above, apply for ACT 101 now to receive a wide variety of benefits

Apply Now

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