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Tuition and Related Expenses

  2019-2020 Academic Year  2020-2021 Academic Year
Direct Expenses:    
    Tuition*   $49,896 $49,896
    Fees* $  1,084 $  1,084
Other Estimated Expenses:    
    Books & Supplies  $  2,000 $  2,000
    Housing** $  8,000 $  8,000
    Food $  5,200 $  5,200
    Utilities** $  2,600 $  2,600
    Other Miscellaneous
$  3,568 $  3,568
    Transportation $  2,400 $  2,400
    Health Insurance****   $  3,336
  Total Estimated Costs $74,748 $78,084

*This is estimated tuition and fees for Academic Year 2020-2021.  Tuition will not be finalized until July 2020 after Board of Trustees approval.  Students should expect an increase to tuition each year.

**Housing and Utilities cost based upon a single student living alone.

***The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, medical expenses, recreation, and personal care.

****While an allotment for health insurance is included for 2020-21, a student may opt out of the Penn State student policy by providing proof of other coverage.

Please be aware that scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of tuition.

This online calculator may be helpful in determining your financial needs.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy found at