TAA Funding


Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federally funded program that provides for training and education for workers whose jobs have been impacted by foreign imports.

What is Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)?

TAA is a federally funded employment program that assists workers whose jobs have been impacted by foreign imports. Edinboro offers several certificate programs, as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are approved for TAA funding. For more information on TAA, visit the following site:

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Steps for TAA Applicants

TAA benefits begin with the employer applying for participation in the program. You should verify that your employer has been approved to participate in TAA by contacting the CareerLink Office in your county.

  1. If your employer has approved TAA benefits, visit the PA CareerLink website at the Commonwealth Workforce Development System webpage to review area providers and programs approved for education and retraining. A list of approved Edinboro University degree and certificate programs for the current academic year can be found at the following link: Edinboro University Approved Programs.
  2. Once you have identified the provider and program in which you are interested, speak with your CareerLink Office to complete the necessary paperwork.
  3. If you choose Edinboro University as a provider, apply for admission (application and deposit fees are waived for TAA applicants offered admission).

    • For new students applying for undergraduate programs (associate and bachelor degrees), contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at:

      Undergraduate Admissions Office
      Academy Hall
      200 E. Normal Street
      Edinboro, PA 16444
      Email: admissions@edinboro.edu
      Phone: 814-732-2761

    • For previously enrolled Edinboro University students interested in undergraduate programs, fill out the Reinstatement Application available online. For graduate programs (master’s degree and certificate programs), contact the School of Graduate Studies at:

      School of Graduate Studies
      140 Butterfield Hall
      310 Scotland Road
      Edinboro, PA 16444
      814-732-2856 or 888-845-2890
      Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

      Erinn Lake, D.Ed.
      Vice President for Virtual and Global Education
      Executive Director, School of Graduate Studies

      145 Butterfield Hall
      Email: lakee@edinboro.edu
      Phone: 814-732-2856

  4. TAA recipients are required to apply for federal and state aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The amount of your TAA award may be reduced by the amount of grants/scholarships received.
  5. If you are accepted to Edinboro University, you should meet with the Transfer and Adult Student Services Office immediately to complete a two-year plan of study. TAA students are required to be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters (at least 12 credits for undergraduate programs and at least 9 credits for graduate programs), as well as during the summer.
  6. After a two-year plan of study is created, a budget will be developed by our Bursar's Office (based on your submitted plan of study) to cover your entire program, including tuition, fees and books, and entered on the PA CareerLink website. The local PA CareerLink counselor will review this information and notify Harrisburg. Upon approval, Edinboro University is then authorized to bill PA CareerLink for the successful completion of an academic term. Billing, therefore, will not be done until the end of the term. Students who withdraw from courses, receive incompletes, or fail must contact the PA CareerLink counselor to determine the impact on their funding.
  7. You can charge your textbooks at the Campus Bookstore to your TAA account by presenting your student ID card at the register.
  8. Verification of attendance is required for TAA students. Students need to visit the Office of Transfer and Adult Student Services each week that school is in session to sign the attendance logbook.

Contact Us

Adult and Transfer Student Services
Ross Hall, 1st Floor
220 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Email: adultstudents@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2701
Fax: 814-732-2909

Office Hours: Monday – Friday,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Other times by appointment)