Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Prices of U.S. Postage Stamps to increase July 10

Price increase for stamps starts July 10, 2022.

The HFC Mailroom is providing a courtesy notification to HFC employees that the U.S. Postal Service has announced several rate increases, effective Sunday, July 10.

The most common first-class postage rates and their increases are shown below:

  • Single-piece letter (first ounce) will go from 58¢ to 60¢.
  • Single-piece flat* (first ounce) will go from $1.16 to $1.20.
  • Each additional ounce (letters and flats) will go from 20¢ to 24¢
  • Postcards will go from 40¢ to 44¢.
  • First Class International Letter (first ounce, including Canada) from $1.30 to $1.40.

*Flat mail (large sized envelopes) includes any envelope that measures more than 11-1/2 inches long, or more than 6-1/8 inches high, or more than a ¼-inch thick.

Forever Stamp

You can buy the Forever Stamp at the price of 58¢ each through Saturday, July 9, and use them indefinitely.

The Forever Stamp is a special non-denominated stamp that was issued to save postal customers time and money, especially as First-Class Mail prices continue to change. The Forever Stamp always represents a one ounce First-Class Mail price. When you buy a Forever Stamp, you pay the current First-Class Mail one ounce price. The Forever Stamp will always cover the First-Class Mail one ounce price, no matter how many times the price of the stamp changes in the future. Once purchased, these stamps can be used indefinitely.

If you have any questions about postage rates or the College mail service, contact Kathy Rathwell at 317-6869 or