Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania


Tuition and Fees

The cost for in-state undergraduate students to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus for an academic year can be broken down into $17,416 for tuition, $1,034 for fees, $1,840 for books and supplies, $11,884 for room and board and $4,788 for other expenses.

In-State Tuition and Fees

$18,450
In-state tuition$17,416
In-state fees$1,034
Books and supplies$1,840
Room and board$11,884
Other expenses$4,788

The cost for out-of-state undergraduate students to attend Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus for an academic year can be broken down into $34,480 for tuition, $1,034 for fees, $1,840 for books and supplies, $11,884 for room and board and $4,788 for other expenses.

Out-of-State Tution and Fees

$35,514
Out-of-state tuition$34,480
Out-of-state fees$1,034
Books and supplies$1,840
Room and board$11,884
Other expenses$4,788

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionYes
Tuition guaranteed planNo
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planYes
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

73% of undergradate students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus consists of 50% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $8,678 on average, 22% receiving pell grants of $4,625 on average, 43% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $5,855 on average, and 51% receiving federal student loans of $5,341 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid

$8,678

Awarded any Financial Aid

73%
Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid7,81250%$8,678
Pell grants3,48622%$4,625
Institutional grants or scholarships6,72743%$5,855
Federal student loans7,86351%$5,341

Net Price

Average Net Price

$24,724

Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $20,814 compared to net price of $22,051 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $25,704 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $29,852 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $31,896 in the $110,001 or more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$20,814
$30,001 – $48,000$22,051
$48,001 – $75,000$25,704
$75,001 – $110,000$29,852
$110,001 or more$31,896

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The in-state cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is $149,809. The in-state cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 1% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost.

In-State 4-year Sticker Price

$149,809
YearIn-State Sticker Price
1$36,962
2$37,283
3$37,613
4$37,951

The out-of-state cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is $223,917. The out-of-state cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 2% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost.

Out-of-State 4-year Sticker Price

$223,917
YearOut-Of-State Sticker Price
1$54,026
2$55,305
3$56,618
4$57,968