Financial Aid

Institutional Scholarships For Fall 2023

Qualified In-State, Out-of-State, and International students can receive merit scholarships up to 65% of the cost of tuition.

We are pleased to announce our new merit-based scholarship strategy for Pennsylvania, Out-of-State, and International students. Using your weighted GPA, you can determine how much scholarship money you will receive instantly! These funds are available for all new first-year full-time students and will be disbursed equally between the fall and spring semesters. These awards will be renewed annually (up to eight semesters total) as long as the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Learn more about our scholarships

PA In-State Tuition & Scholarships for New York Southern Tier Residents

New, first-year students residing in six New York Southern Tier counties (Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins) who enroll at the Mansfield location will pay Pennsylvania in-state tuition and receive eligible in-state merit scholarship awards (non-local).

Scholarships will convert to out-of-state rates if a student transfers from the Mansfield location to Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, or Clearfield at any point before degree completion.

Learn more about this special opportunity for southern tier New york residents

Community Scholars Award for Local Students

Students at 50 partner school districts can receive up to $28,000 in scholarships and guaranteed admission.

Mansfield, Bloomsburg, and Lock Haven universities, together as Commonwealth University, signed agreements guaranteeing admission, eligibility for merit-based scholarships, and on-campus housing at any of its locations for qualified students in 50 area school districts.

Learn more about our community scholars

Availability of Financial Aid and Counseling

Tuition and Fees 2023-2024

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. These numbers are subject to change when 2023-2024 rates are finalized in July 2023.

PA Residents Out-of-State
Tuition (12-18 Credits)                     $7,716    $19,290
Housing (B-unit 2 Person Shared)          $6,766      $6,766
Dining (19 Meals per week + flex)                       $4,158      $4,158
Fees                                                   $3,300      $3,550
  $21,940    $33,754

Tuition, Housing and Fees Cost Estimator


2023-2024 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is now available. Please note, you will need your tax information.

You must file the FAFSA to apply for the Federal Pell Grant, PA State Grant, Federal Direct Loans, Federal Work Study and the Federal TEACH Grant.

Special Notes

1. We strongly recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool provided on the FAFSA. This tool allows the information filed with the IRS to be directly transferred to the FAFSA. Using this option may reduce documents that you are asked to provide to the Financial Aid Office and may also reduce the possibility of errors on your FAFSA application.

2. Pennsylvania Residents MUST file the FAFSA no later than May 1, 2023 to be considered for a PA state grant for 2023-2024.

3. If you have been granted a Dependency Override in a prior year, you will need to file your FAFSA and contact our office so that we can open up the Dependency Appeal in the verification portal.

4. Do not mail any documents to the federal processor when completing the Renewal FAFSA online.

5. The 2023-2024 FAFSA deadline is June 30, 2024.

6. A Shopping Sheet (College Financing Plan) is available to you on the Student Self-Service portal. It is a consumer tool to notify you about the total cost of financing your education. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that you receive about costs and financial aid so that you can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office. We are located in 231 South Hall, or you may call us at 570-662-4129 or email us at

Need a Tax Transcript or Letter of Non-Filing from the IRS for Verification?

Follow one of these easy steps:

1. Online - Click on
2. In person - You can also go to your local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center and order a tax return transcript. Go to, click Contact Your Local Office at the bottom-right of the screen.
3. Via mail - The Request for Transcript of Tax Return form (IRS Form 4506T) can be downloaded from Click on Get Your Tax Record, then Get Transcript by Mail.

IRS Letter of Non-Filing - This letter provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested. It does not indicate whether you were required to file a return for that year. This letter is available for the current tax year or anytime for the prior three tax years using Get Transcript Online or Form 4506-T.