2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is $18,450 for Pennsylvania residents and $35,514 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for Penn State is $18,446 for Pennsylvania residents and $36,182 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -0.02% for Pennsylvania residents and increased by 1.88% for out-of-state rates from the previous year.The Living costs increased by 1.92% from the previous year for both on-campus and off-campus stay. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are much higher than the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$18,454 $34,858$16,358
2019-2020$18,450$35,514$16,672
Change % 2019-2020-0.02%1.88%1.92%
2020-2021$18,446$36,182$16,992
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $22,994 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $38,728 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Penn State is $23,418 for Pennsylvania residents and $39,457 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 1.84% for Pennsylvania residents and increased by 1.88% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus are much higher than the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$22,578 $38,012$16,358
2019-2020$22,994$38,728$16,672
Change % 2019-20201.84%1.88%1.92%
2020-2021$23,418$39,457$16,992
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Penn State.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$726$1,409
2019-2020$752$1,409
2020-2021$779$1,409
Graduate2018-2019$898$1,541
2019-2020$895$1,536
2020-2021$892$1,531
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $43,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $57,200 for Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$43,600$47,200$39,000
7 Years After Graduation$44,900--
8 Years After Graduation$51,200--
9 Years After Graduation$50,700--
10 Years After Graduation$57,200$63,100$50,100

Penn State 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at Penn State for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $75,185 for Pennsylvania residents and $150,061 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$18,588$18,726$18,866$19,006$75,185
Out-of-State$36,297$37,097$37,915$38,751$150,061
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$18,726$18,866$19,006$19,148$75,746
Out-of-State$37,097$37,915$38,751$39,605$153,369
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,866$19,006$19,148$19,291$76,310
Out-of-State$37,915$38,751$39,605$40,479$156,750
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,006$19,148$19,291$19,434$76,879
Out-of-State$38,751$39,605$40,479$41,371$160,206
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,148$19,291$19,434$19,579$77,452
Out-of-State$39,605$40,479$41,371$42,283$163,739
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $150,884 for Pennsylvania residents and $225,760 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$37,263$37,567$37,873$38,182$150,884
Out-of-State$54,973$55,938$56,922$57,927$225,760
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$37,567$37,873$38,182$38,494$152,115
Out-of-State$55,938$56,922$57,927$58,951$229,738
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$37,873$38,182$38,494$38,808$153,356
Out-of-State$56,922$57,927$58,951$59,996$233,797
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$38,182$38,494$38,808$39,125$154,608
Out-of-State$57,927$58,951$59,996$61,062$237,936
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,494$38,808$39,125$39,445$155,871
Out-of-State$58,951$59,996$61,062$62,149$242,158
Last year, 64 students ( 0.16% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $123,172 for Pennsylvania residents and $198,048 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$30,335$30,639$36,033$31,254$123,172
Out-of-State$48,045$49,010$49,994$50,999$198,048
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$30,639$30,945$36,342$31,566$124,403
Out-of-State$49,010$49,994$50,999$52,023$202,026
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$30,945$31,254$36,654$31,880$125,644
Out-of-State$49,994$50,999$52,023$53,068$206,085
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$31,254$31,566$36,968$32,197$126,896
Out-of-State$50,999$52,023$53,068$54,134$210,224
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$31,566$31,880$37,285$32,517$128,159
Out-of-State$52,023$53,068$54,134$55,221$214,446

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$18,450$1,840$16,672$35,514$1,840 $16,672
Graduate$22,994 $1,840$16,672$38,728 $1,840$16,672


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