Financial

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.

University Park, Hershey, and Great Valley Financial Guarantee Requirements

9-Month and 12-Month Estimated Expenses for International Students

University Park, Hershey, and Great Valley Chart

Smeal College of Business Chart

The information on the chart linked above is also displayed in the following text and subsequent pages.

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.  

Please click on the number to link to a breakdown of the estimate figure.  The figure cited includes the following costs: full time out of state tuition, university fees, 9 or 12 months living expenses, mandatory health insurance.  Additional proof of funds are required for F-2 and J-2 depenents.

University Park First and Second Year Undergraduate Students $68,000
University Park Upper Division Business, Science, IST & Engineering Programs $75,500
University Park Upper Division Nursing $75,500
University Park Upper Division All Other Programs $70,100
University Park MBA $74,400
University Park MFIN / MSREA / MRE $69,600
University Park Masters of Accounting Analytics (MAA) $60,200
Univeristy Park Business Analytics (MBAN) $84,300
University Park Masters of Accounting (MACC) $65,500
University Park Graduate Business, Science, IST & Engineering $63.200
University Park One Year Master's of Engineering Program $83,900
University Park All Other Graduate Programs $61,800
Great Valley Graduate Center             $74,900
College of Medicine at Hershey Medical School (M.D.) $93,300
College of Medicine at Hershey Medical School (Graduate)      $62,600