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.

2018-19 Penn State Costs: University Park (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Costs PA Resident Non-PA Resident
Tuition and Fees $18,454 $34,858
Additional Estimated Costs* $13,410-16,632 $13,410-16,632
TOTAL $31,864-35,086 $48,268-51,490
2018-19 Penn State Costs: Commonwealth Campuses (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Costs PA Resident Non-PA Resident
Tuition and Fees $13,342-15,198 $21,366-24,450
Additional Estimated Costs* $13,410-16,632 $13,410-16,632
  $26,752-31,830 $34,776-41,082
*Additional Estimated Costs at All Campuses
Additional Costs PA and Non-PA Resident
Room and Meals $11,570
Miscellaneous costs
(travel, personal expenses, books, supplies, etc.) vary by individual and academic program of study
$1,840-5,062
TOTAL $13,410-16,632

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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