Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Student Assistance Program (SAP) in Pennsylvania is overseen by the PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS), comprised of Regional Coordinators and representation from the PA Departments of Education (Office for Safe Schools), Drug and Alcohol Programs (Division of Prevention and Intervention) and Human Services (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services). The structure and operation of the program in Pennsylvania is a unique integrated model serving the needs of Pennsylvania families and students.


PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS) website link here


The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a team process used to mobilize school resources to remove barriers to learning or success. SAP is designed to identify academic, social, attendance, substance use, mental health, and other concerns which pose a barrier to student success. The primary goal of the Student Assistance Program is to help students overcome these barriers so that they may achieve, advance, and remain in school.

As more schools implement SWPBIS, the question arises as to how these programs can work together. This section of the website will include resources as they are developed to assist you in this process.

If you need additional information on SAP please contact your PNSAS Regional Coordinator.

If you need additional information on SWPBIS, please contact your local PAPBS Network Facilitator.