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.

Tuition Grant Information

Penn State University has some scholarship funds that provide a limited number of tuition grants exclusively for currently enrolled international students. Students can apply for these scholarship or tuition grants through iStart. Application due dates are June 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester. You must check eligibility requirements listed in the links below. 

Contact an International Student Adviser if you have further questions or concerns.

Special International Grant-in-Aid (SIGIA)

Penn State Tuition Assistance Grants (PSTAG)

Sung and Fumi Lee Scholarship Endowment

Japan Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

Korea Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship