Cost of college went up for all students at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3 percent for 2017-18 at Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania residents paid $18,436 to attend the four-year public institution this year $536 more than the $17,900 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 82.6 percent more than residents this year, or $33,664. Their price tag grew 4 percent from $32,382 in 2016-17.

About 53 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Pennsylvania residents. About 36 percent are residents of other states and 10 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 65 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 2,886 students received grants or scholarships totaling $27.17 million and 3,434 students took out student loans totaling more than $32.76 million.

Including all undergraduates, 27,144 students used grants or scholarships totaling $192.76 million. Another 19,284 took out $130.36 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~25,328
$17,502
$17,514
$17,900
$18,436
5.3%
Out-of-state
~17,204
$30,452
$31,346
$32,382
$33,664
10.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
923
12%
$4,157,490
$4,504
State / local grant or scholarship
798
11%
$2,920,388
$3,660
Institutional grants or scholarships
2,624
35%
$20,089,303
$7,656
Grant or scholarship aid total
2,886
38%
$27,167,181
$9,413
Federal student loans
3,334
44%
$18,472,029
$5,541
Other student loans
700
9%
$14,288,773
$20,413
Student loan aid
3,434
45%
$32,760,802
$9,540
Total student aid
4,950
65%

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