Welcome to the Penn State "Net Price Calculator." This site was developed to help
families plan for future educational costs. The Penn State Net Price Calculator is intended for
undergraduate, first year, full time, domestic students only.
By entering information below you can use this anonymous tool to receive a financial aid
package estimate that includes an estimated Penn State "net price" figure (estimated costs less
anticipated need-based scholarship & grant aid).
To use this tool, provide the information requested below.
Keep in mind that this is not a financial aid application and that neither the
information provided by the user nor the estimator results are stored by Penn State. In order
to receive an actual financial aid award, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
must be submitted each year of attendance using the most recent tax year information.
Required fields are marked with an asterisk ( * ).
On Campus - Dependent or independent student who lives on
campus in housing provided by the university. On campus housing is
available at select campuses only.
Off Campus - Dependent or independent student who lives off
campus but not with their parents.
Commuter - Dependent student who plans to live with their
parents and commute to campus for classes.
Dependency status is determined using federal guidelines on
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A dependent
student is required to include both student and parent income
information on the (FAFSA). An independent student uses only
student income information on the FAFSA and is not required to
include parent information.