FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

PA State Grant FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended to June 1 

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has announced that the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), with relation to the PA State Grant Program, has been extended to June 1, 2024.   
“In a year of unprecedented change with regards to the FAFSA, we believe adjusting our deadline for state financial aid is the right thing to do,” said Senator Wayne Fontana, Chairman of the PHEAA Board of Directors. “Giving students and families a few more weeks to fill out their FAFSA will ensure our PA State Grant dollars get into the hands of the students who need it most.”
The launch of the FAFSA application for the upcoming academic year was delayed almost 3 months as the FAFSA underwent changes as a result of the FAFSA Simplification Act, which was intended to streamline the financial aid application process. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) rolled out the new FAFSA on December 31, 2023, for the 2024-25 academic year, but has since encountered a number of issues, delays, and errors in processing student applications.
The PA State Grant Program uses the FAFSA form as its primary application point to determine student eligibility for a PA State Grant award. Historically, May 1 was used as the “deadline” for students to complete their FAFSA for PA State Grant purposes. 
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