Congratulations! You did it! You got accepted to Penn State University.
You've been accepted to Penn State! Be proud and celebrate. When you’re done, we have a little more work for you to do, including accepting your admission offer and completing some other University requirements. We know you have a lot to consider as you make this important decision, and we are here to help you each step of the way. Whether you are thinking about your options or have already committed to Penn State, the following information will provide next steps in the enrollment process.
If you plan to attend Penn State Hazleton, you must complete the next steps in the enrollment process:
1. You've been admitted!
Upon receipt of a completed application and transcripts, Penn State will offer admission to all qualified applicants. If an offer is not made, you should not assume that your options are closed. Contact the Penn State Hazleton Admissions Office to explore your options at 570-450-3142 or request more information.
2. Submit the FAFSA
If you were admitted for the fall 2024 semester…
Please complete your FAFSA online at fafsa.gov as soon as possible! If you are transferring from another institution to Penn State, make sure you log into your FAFSA and add Penn State as your institution.
Important FAFSA changes for 2024-25 academic year
The FAFSA is typically available starting on Oct. 1 of the year before you plan to attend college (for example: Oct. 1, 2022, for the 2023-24 academic year). However, a significant change to keep in mind is that, due to the FAFSA Simplification Act, the FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year will not be available until Dec. 31, affecting the distribution of aid.
To ensure maximum consideration for all types of aid, Penn State recommends that incoming students complete the FAFSA by Feb. 15. (Returning students should complete the form by April 15.) This means that to maximize your financial aid opportunities, it's strongly recommended that you complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov as soon as it becomes available on Dec. 31.
The sooner you submit your FAFSA, the better your chances of securing the maximum amount of aid available. This is particularly important because many financial aid programs (such as the Pennsylvania State Grant and institutional scholarships) operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so early applicants get a competitive edge.
It should also be noted that the 2024-25 FAFSA currently lists each Penn State campus as a separate selection. All students attending Penn State for the 2024-25 academic year should enter the school code "003329" when filing the 2024-25 FAFSA, regardless of campus choice.
Stay informed about the latest FAFSA changes and deadlines through Penn State’s Office of Student Aid to ensure you're making the most of the financial aid opportunities available to you.
If you are an international student, you do not need to provide a FAFSA and are not eligible for federal student aid.
3. Accept your offer
Officially accepting your admission offer tells the University that you intend to enroll. Log in to your MyPennState profile and follow the link to “Accept Your Offer of Admission.”
Please note: We request students accept their offer by May 1 for summer/fall semester. For the spring semester, please check your acceptance letter for the deadline to accept your offer.
First-year and transfer students will be asked to pay a $230 enrollment deposit online when accepting an offer of admission.
4. Attend an Accepted Student Program
Join us Saturday, April 6 for our Accepted Student Program.
5. Participate in New Student Orientation
To make your reservation to attend New Student Orientation (NSO), visit orientation.psu.edu.
6. Pay your bill
Semester invoices typically arrive about six weeks prior to the start of classes (by late July for the fall semester) and can be paid online through your LionPATH account. International students receive their semester bill after registering for classes, typically in September for the fall semester. You will receive an email when your bill is ready; and if you have questions on your bill or payment plan options, you can contact the Office of the Bursar for more information.
7. Start classes
Congratulations! You're ready to get started! Class times, building names, and room numbers are printed on your class schedule. Contact the Advising Center for more information on scheduling your classes.
For more information, visit https://orientation.psu.edu/participate.