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.

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

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.

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

First and Second Year Undergraduate Students $46,900
Upper Division Business, Science, IST & Engineering $50,600
All Other Upper Division Programs $48,100
Graduate Business, Science, IST & Engineering $48,300
All Other Graduate Programs $47,300