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Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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

Tuition 2018 - 2019 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2018 - 2019 2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017
In District $18,450 $18,454 $18,436
In State $18,450 $18,454 $18,436
Out of State $35,514 $34,858 $33,664
Books/Misc. $1,840 $1,840 $1,840
On Campus
Room and Board $11,884 $11,570 $11,280
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,788
Off Campus
Room and Board $11,884 $11,570 $11,280
Other Expenses $4,788 $4,788 $4,788
Off Campus With Family
Other Expenses - $4,104 $4,104


Financial Aid 2017 - 2018

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants 13.0 % $4,972
State/Local Grant 12.0 % $3,451
Institutional Grants 30.0 % $7,838
Loans 48.0 % $10,942

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

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


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 certification 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

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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