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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802-1503
(814) 865-4700

Tuition 2015 - 2016 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
In District $17,514 $17,502 $16,992
In State $17,514 $17,502 $16,992
Out of State $31,346 $30,452 $29,566
Books/Misc. $1,840 $1,696 $1,696
On Campus      
Room and Board $10,926 $10,548 $10,116
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,788
Off Campus      
Room and Board $10,926 $10,548 $10,116
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,788
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $4,104 $4,104

Financial Aid 2014 - 2015

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
13.0 % $4,540
State/Local Grant
13.0 % $3,265
Institutional Grants
33.0 % $7,186
Loans 47.0 % $9,130

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Big Ten Conference
Basketball - Big Ten Conference
Football - Big Ten Conference
Cross Country/Track - Big Ten Conference


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Navy
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers


Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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