The best way to find out is to apply! Many families mistakenly think they won't be eligible for financial aid but most students do qualify for some type of educational funding. Students who wish to apply for financial aid at HACC only need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is free, so there's no reason not to apply.
The new 2023-24 FAFSA is available now!Don't delay. Complete the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov.It pays to file early!!
File your FAFSA every year on or after Oct. 1 and no later than Feb. 15 to be considered for the maximum financial aid possible.
Some grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis so if you file after Feb. 15 you will not be considered for those funds.
If you file the FAFSA after Feb.15, you may still be considered for the Federal PELL grant and Federal Direct Loans.
PA State Grant (administered through PHEAA)
If you are a current HACC student and want to renew your PA State Grant, you must complete the FAFSA by May 1.
If you are a new college student and want to be considered for the PA State Grant, you must complete the FAFSA by Aug. 1.
If you are planning on attending the Fall 2022 and/orSpring/Summer 2023 semesters; you will need to complete the 2022-23 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov.
If you are planning on attending the Fall 2023 and/or Spring/Summer 2024 semesters; you will need to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA which is available now at www.studentaid.gov.
We encourage families to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to download financial figures into the FAFSA. This handy tool works after the tax return has been submitted electronically to the IRS. If you file a paper tax return, you must wait approximately 8-10 weeks to use the IRS tool.