Transition-to-College Assistance

​​​​​​​This grant helps eligible families of post-high school students with ancillary expenses, such as a computer or dorm furnishings.

Grants for education-related expenses

If you have a child pursuing post-high school education, you may be eligible to receive assistance for expenses. Any dependent up to age 26 may be eligible if enrolled part or full time at a college, university, community college, or technical or trade school (excludes post-baccalaureate education).



To qualify

  • you must be employed by a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)​ ​congregation, mid council, agency, or affiliated organization,* or be a retired member or surviving spouse;
  • you must be enrolled for coverage in the Medical Plan or the Defined Benefit Pension Plan or be receiving a retirement or survivor’s pension from the Benefits Plan;
  • your household adjusted gross income must not exceed $129,600 in 2023;
  • your dependent child (up to age 26) is entering any year of ​post-high school education or training: college, university, community college, or technical or trade school (excluding post-baccalaureate); and
  • your dependent child is enrolled part or full time (12 credits per year or six credits per semester).

*Affiliated organizations include senior housing and care facilities, colleges and universities, and camps and conference centers.

How to apply

Email the completed Transition-to-College Assistance Application and required documentation to the Board of Pensions at

Members, including member couples, may not apply for more than one grant for the same child.

Need help?

​Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) (TTY: 711)​.