Penn State's Costs
A college education will be one of the most important investments you make. Both the quality and cost of a college education is important. Penn State offers a high-quality education—a sound investment in your future.
The College Cost Calculator provides an estimate of the costs associated with attending Penn State as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student for the current academic year. Please use this calculator for planning purposes only, as the Board of Trustees sets current costs in July every year. Penn State continues to make every effort to keep the cost of attendance reasonable.
As you review these estimated costs, you may also want to Understanding your Financial Aid Budget to help you understand the estimated costs listed on the Award Summary. The guide explains the total estimated financial aid versus the total estimated costs and how to plan to pay the difference.