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.) or Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad (KPCA) 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 $134,200 in 2024
  • 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)
  • 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).