$13,484

Tuition

$30,934

Cost of Attendance

$21,678

Net Price

The Pennsylvania State University Tuition and Fees

Penn State has a history of long academic excellence and committed to provide a quality education and do investment in student success. Penne state provide as much opportunity as possible for the students to make the penn state a great place to study they believe in making a connection with the student for life time, and for that they start there connection between faculty and student in college days only because it will not only help to have a lifetime connection but also help them to improve the academics. 

Total Cost of Attendance

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$13,988$13,988
Book & Supplies$1,840$1,840
Room & Board cost$11,884$11,884
Other Expenses$3,222$3,222
Total Cost of Attendance$30,934$30,934

Pennsylvania State University has set the same tuition costs for an in-state student and out-state students. As they believe that education is not based on state, country, or a particular region so to have equality among all the students the fees are kept the same.

  • When we consider the tuition fees the cost of it for in-state students and for an out-state student is $13,988.

  • However, the expense for books and supplies is the same for all the students which is $1,840.

  • Room and Boarding expense which includes the meal of the student is $11,884.

  • Keeping in mind the additional budget for monetary or personal expense on an average it comes around $3,222.

  • The total cost of attendance of a year for an in-state student and for out-state students is $30,934.

Average Net Price by Family Income

Net Price

$21,678

Family Income

Avg. Net Price

$0 to $30,000

$21,763

$30,001 to $48,000

$22,122

$48,001 to $75,000

$23,115

$75,001 to $110,000

$23,259

$110,000+

$27,113

The average net price for Pennsylvania State University is $ 26,151. Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Pennsylvania State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need. 

As the table indicates the net price paid by those students who have a family income from $0 to $30,000 is only $21436 but those who have a family income of over $110,000 have to pay a net price of $34860. This is done to facilitate the students who come from low-income families, so that they don’t have to face any hardship while getting their degree and completing their education.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Student typeIn-stateOut-State
Tuition & Fees$13,988$13,988
Room & Board Cost$11,884$11,884
Total Tuition & FeesN/AN/A

As it is clearly shown in the table that the cost of tuition for outstate is $46428 and in state is $30024. The cost for the room and boarding both in state and out state also remain to be the same at $11570. And the cost of difference in the tost tuition and fees is because of the difference in Tuition and fees instate $18454 and out state $34858.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

In-stateOut-State
Tuition$21,268$21,268
Fees$504$504

For Graduate School, in-state educational cost and expenses are $21540 and out-of-state educational cost and charges are $36974 and the fees for both instate and outstate is $1038 for scholastic year 2020-2021. There are many graduation programs offered by the Pennsylvania State University so the cost may vary from one another please refer to the official website.

Cost Per Credit Hour

DegreeYearCost per Credit hour
Graduate2018 - 2019$886
Undergraduate2018 - 2019$555

The graduation cost per credit is $898 and the undergraduate cost per credit is $726. The listing is provided as per the classes at Pennsylvania State University and the credit hour cost. Note that not all colleges permit single class enlistment.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & other expensesOn CampusOff Campus
Room & BoardN/A$11,570
Other ExpenseN/A$3,222
Book & Supplies$1,840$1,840

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus totally depends upon the convenience of the student for Pennsylvania State University the cost of on-campus and off-campus is $11,570. The other expenses for the on and off-campus is $4788 and the cost for the books for instate and out state is $1840.

Campus Housing Expenses

Housing & Other Expenses

Room & Boards

On Campus

N/A

Off Campus

$11,570

Housing & Other Expenses

Other Expenses

On Campus

N/A

Off Campus

$3,222

Housing & Other Expenses

Book & Supplies

On Campus

$1,840

Off Campus

$1,840

Choosing between an on-campus or off-campus totally depends upon the convenience of the student for Pennsylvania State University the cost of on-campus and off-campus is $11,570. The other expenses for the on and off-campus is $4788 and the cost for the books for instate and out state is $1840.

Online Degree Programs, Tuition and Cost Per Credit Summary

Degree TypeTotal Average TuitionAverage Tuition Per Credit
Bachelors $71,520 $596
Masters $30,750 $1,025
Graduate Certificate $12,795 $853
Associate $35,760 $596
Undergraduate Certificate $7,152 $596
Post Baccalaureate Certificate $12,795 $853

The Pennsylvania State University offers 155 online programs across 22 Majors.

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