Penn State Tuition and Costs

We know costs are an important factor in any decision to invest in a college education. We want to help you to make an informed choice.

Penn State Tuition

Below are the most recent tuition rates and cost estimates for an academic year (fall and spring semesters). These costs are set by the Board of Trustees each year in July. Please visit the Office of Summer Session website to see an estimate of the costs for Penn State's summer session.

2014-15 Penn State Costs: University Park (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Costs PA Resident Non-PA Resident
Tuition and Fees $17,502 $30,452
Additional Estimated Costs* $17,096 $17,096
TOTAL $34,598 $47,548
2014-15 Penn State Costs: Commonwealth Campuses (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Costs PA Resident Non-PA Resident
Tuition and Fees $13,588-14,588 $20,274-21,820
Additional Estimated Costs* $17,096 $17,096
TOTAL $30,684-31,684 $37,370-38,916
*Additional Estimated Costs at All Campuses
Additional Costs PA and Non-PA Resident
Room and Meals $10,548
Books and Supplies $1,760
Travel and Personal $4,788
TOTAL $17,096

 

All World Campus students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of residency. Visit the World Campus website for tuition details.

Cost Tools

Penn State provides several tools to help you estimate the costs associated with earning a degree. We encourage students to use them in order to have a better understanding of the true cost of attendance.

College Cost Calculator

This tool provides an estimate of the essential costs associated with attending Penn State, allowing for customization for a more accurate reflection of individual costs.

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Tuition website

With this tool, you can calculate tuition based on campus and residency.

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Housing and Food Services

Research the room and meal rates for each campus.

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