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.

Altoona, Berks, Erie, and Harrisburg Financial Guarantee Requirements

12-Month Estimated Expenses for International Students

Altoona, Berks, Erie and Harrisburg Chart

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

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 tuition, university fees, 12 months living expenses, mandatory medical insurance. Additional proof of funds is required for F-2 or J-2 dependents.

First and Second Year Undergraduate Students $53,200
Upper Division Business, Science, IST & Engineering Programs $57,000
Upper Division All other Programs $54,800
Graduate MBA/INFSY at Erie & Harrisburg (9 credits) $58,000
Graduate Business, Science, IST & Engineering (9 credits) $54,100
All Other Graduate Programs $52,900