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 financial guarantee requirements for year one for the issuance of visa eligibility documents.

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.  If you will be accompanied by a spouse or children proof of additional funds are required.

First and Second Year Undergraduate Students $49,000
Upper Division Business, Science, IST & Engineering Programs $52,400
Upper Division All other Programs $50,500
Graduate MBA/INFSY at Erie & Harrisburg $61,400
Graduate Business, Science, IST & Engineering $49,700
All Other Graduate Programs $48,600