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Penn State's Costs

A starting point for estimating the costs of attendance, understanding what the costs mean, and financing your education.

A college education will be one of the most important investments you make. Considering both the quality and cost of a college education is important.

Penn State offers a high-quality education—a sound investment in your future. In addition to Penn State’s strong academic reputation, the University is recognized as one of the most efficient universities in the U.S.

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. While tuition and fees increase every year, Penn State continues to make every effort to limit the rate of the increase.

As you review these estimated costs, you may also want to read the Student Aid Summary Guide for New Students to help you understand the estimated costs listed on the Student Aid Summary. The guide explains the total estimated financial aid versus the total estimated costs and how to plan to pay the difference.

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