Your college education will be one of the most important investments of your life. You need to consider both the quality and the cost of the education you will obtain in deciding how to make that investment. A Penn State education is a high-quality education and a sound investment in your future.
With that said, it can feel overwhelming when trying to figure out how to afford going to college.
At Penn State, there are three offices that work together to help you through the process.
Tuition for each upcoming year is determined by the Board of Trustees in July. You can use the College Cost Calculator, which will provide you with an estimate of the costs associated with attending Penn State as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. You can also check out our Tuition Information page for more details about Shenango campus costs and savings.
The Office of the Bursar is responsible for maintaining student accounts pertaining to tuition billing, acceptance fees, charges, payments and payment plans, posting of financial aid awarded by the Office of Student Aid, and refunds of excess funds, when available. We have an on-campus Bursar office that you can contact with billing questions.
The Office of Student Aid is any resource that supplements what students, parents and/or those responsible for the student are expected to contribute to meet the costs of a college education. Penn State students receive four types of student aid: grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study. Contact the Shenango Student Aid office for assistance with FAFSA and PHEAA awarding.