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We know costs are an important factor when deciding to invest in a college education. Discover Penn State Shenango's incredible value.
Employers hire our graduates because they trust a Penn State education. In fact, the Wall Street Journal named Penn State as the number one overall institution in the nation for producing the best prepared and well-rounded graduates, who are most able to succeed once hired.
Tuition and billing notes
- Tuition is billed by semester: fall, spring and summer.
- Penn State Shenango does not offer on-campus housing. Contact Student Affairs for more information about off-campus housing options, and Student Aid for assistance in coordinating aid to cover housing costs.
- The numbers shared below may be subject to change.
Get a tuition and cost estimate
Penn State's tuition and fees vary by campus, credit hours completed, program, and residency, the student tuition calculators provide specific tuition rates for individual students.
We’re happy to help our students and their families explore their financial options when deciding how to fund college costs, whether it be personal savings, tuition savings plans, student employment, Penn State’s payment plan, student financial aid, or a combination of these options. Contact Student Aid for assistance.
Tuition and cost estimation
|Estimated costs||Pennsylvania resident||Non-Pennsylvania resident|
Residents of Pennsylvania border states can earn even more
Students in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia can save $6,000 for their first two years and $7,000 during their last two years at Penn State Shenango. Students who transfer for their junior year may be considered for an award of $6,500 a year for three years to help them earn a bachelor’s degree.
|Campus and charges||Pennsylvania resident||Non-Pennsylvania resident|
|Shenango campus tuition and fees||$13,686||$22,374|
|University Park campus tuition and fees||$18,898||$36,476|
|University Park campus
room and meals
A 2+2 plan student can save more than $34,000 over two years by starting their Penn State experience at the Shenango campus.
This comparison of annual costs does not account for the added benefits of Penn State Shenango's $3,000 for a 3.0 GPA scholarship program or the Discover Penn State Award for select non-Pennsylvania resident students. Apply to see your customized student aid package.
Plus, see how much in scholarships your grade-point average can earn
Penn State Shenango believes you should be rewarded for your academic achievements. Inspired by a high campus average GPA, our signature scholarship program has expanded into a tiered system that can net you up to $5,000 in awards.
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Part-time and non-degree costs reflect taking less than 12 credits within a semester. There is also a Student Fee and an Information Technology Fee that are adjusted depending on the number of credits taken.