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New, existing aid opportunities opening doors at Penn State Hazleton

Easing the burden on students and parents by helping to make a Penn State education affordable and accessible is a critical part of Penn State Hazleton's mission.
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Tuition and Financial Aid

Important FAFSA changes for 2024-25 academic year

Navigating the financial aid application process is a critical part of planning for your education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as the cornerstone of your financial aid journey. 

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 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. 

Learn more about 2024-25 FAFSA resources.

A Penn State Hazleton education is a smart investment in your future. 

A smart investment yields a good return, which is what our students get when they choose Penn State Hazleton. The investment students and their families make in tuition helps them receive the education they need to find a career they will love. 

Employers hire our graduates because they trust a Penn State education. In fact, the Wall Street Journal named Penn State as the number one overall institution in the nation for producing the best prepared and well-rounded graduates, who are most able to succeed once hired. In addition, completion of a four-year degree increases an individual’s life-long earnings.

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