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Penn State Cost

Net Price

Net Price
$25,055/ year
National
$15,523
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,873/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,463/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,481/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,105/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,278/ year

Net price is the average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Sticker Price

In-State Tuition
$17,900/ year
Out-of-State Tuition
$32,382/ year
Average Housing Costs
$11,230/ year
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,920/ year
Books & Supplies
$1,840/ year
Tuition Guarantee Plan
No
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan
No

Loans

Students Taking Out Loans
45%
Average Loan Amount
$9,540/ year
National
$6,768

Financial Aid

Any Financial Aid
65%
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,151/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Aid
  • Federal Grant Aid
    12%
  • State Grant Aid
    11%
  • Institution Grant Aid
    35%
  • Pell Grant
    12%
Average Aid Awarded
  • Federal Grant Aid
    $4,504
  • State Grant Aid
    $3,660
  • Institution Grant Aid
    $7,656
  • Pell Grant Amount
    $4,119
Poll
Which statement best describes your financial aid experience at this school?
Based on 684 responses
  • It went smoothly, and I received the financial aid I needed.
    30%
  • The process was a hassle, but I received the financial aid I needed.
    19%
  • It was an absolute headache, and it took multiple attempts to receive any aid.
    12%
  • It is an ongoing process that I am still dealing with.
    26%
  • I did not apply for financial aid.
    13%
Financial Aid Website

Overall Value

Value
A
Based on average net price, earnings potential, student and alumni reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
78%
of students feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program.206 responses
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
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