Financial Considerations

Penn State's tuition rates vary by campus, program, student level, and residency. To assist you with planning for a change-of-campus, please visit the Tuition and College Cost Calculators on the Office of the Bursar website. If you plan a change to University Park, you will likely experience an increase in cost.  You should be fully aware of this cost differential as you make decisions about where you will complete your Penn State degree.

Final tuition and fees for each academic year are determined by the Board of Trustees each July.  Please use these cost estimates for planning purposes only.

In order to be considered for student aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you complete the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for all University-wide scholarship opportunities; no additional application is needed. Consider checking with your academic college for college-based scholarships that may require a separate scholarship application.

For more information on costs and student aid, visit the following web sites:

Last updated: November 1, 2017