Penn State is a public university that receives some funding from the government and from taxpayers. There is, at this time, essentially no financial aid available for international undergraduate students. U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent residency is a requirement for federal funds; Pennsylvania residency is a further requirement for state funds.
Commonwealth Campuses Financial Guarantee Requirements
12-Month Estimated Expenses For International Students
Abington, Beaver, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, and York Chart
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All figures cited are broad estimates used only for determining the year one financial guarantee requirements for the issuance of visa eligibility documents. Cost of living estimates vary depending on a student's personal situation and campus location. Students should expect these costs to increase each year and plan accordingly. Additional funding from the university is not available or implied.
The dollar amount below will link to a breakdown of the estimate figure. The figure cited includes the following costs: full time tuition, university fees, living expenses, mandatory health insurance. If you will be accompanied by a spouse or children proof of additional funds are required.
|First and Second Year Undergraduate Students||$51,000|
|Upper Division Business, Science, IST & Engineering||$55,500|
|All Other Upper Division Programs||$53,100|
|Graduate Business, Science, IST & Engineering||$52,200|
|All Other Graduate Programs||$51,100|