Tuition/Financial Aid

In-state Tuition Eligibility Information for Veterans and Dependents

All eligible veterans regardless of benefit use, and military/veteran dependentsactively using Chapter 33, Chapter 35 or Fry Scholarship benefits, will be eligible for in-state tuition regardless of residency. If you are a veteran and you are not using GI Bill® benefits, please contact your campus Certifying Official to determine requirements to establish eligibility for the in-state rate. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA application even if you are receiving VA educational benefits. You may qualify for additional student financial aid and are encouraged to apply.  For additional guidance, refer to the Office of Student Aid

Cost of Attendance (at Penn State)

The Cost of attendance (COA) is a budget for billable and non-billable expenses to attend Penn State for one academic year. Your COA is one determining factor of your financial aid eligibility.

  1. Tuition and Fee Schedule
  2. Application fee*
  3. General deposit*
  4. Housing deposit*
  5. Room and Board
  6. College Cost Calculator for Penn State Tuition

* = Fees are related to Admissions.

Sources of Financial Aid


(Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency)

Federal Student Aid

Department of Education (The Student Guide and Don't Miss Out are two excellent reference books)

  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized)
  3. Federal Aid Administered by the University (Campus-Based Aid)

Other Types of Aid

Other Funding Resources

Military, Veteran, and Dependent Scholarships and Grants

Bursar Payment Options

The Student Account Statement can be paid by a number of methods.

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at