Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

In addition to our strong academic reputation, Penn State has been recognized as one of the most efficient universities in America. A Penn State education is a high-quality education and a sound investment in your future.

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Tuition & Costs

The Penn State Board of Trustees sets the tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year in their July meeting. Because Penn State's tuition rates vary by campus, student level, program, and residency, the student tuition calculator below provides specific tuition rates for individual students.

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Financial Aid

91% of our students received some sort of financial assistance in 2023. This assistance, determined primarily by need, is comprised of federal and state grants, student loans, academic scholarships, and work study.

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Helping to Make Wilkes-Barre Affordable

We know families carefully consider the value of the investments they make, and education is no exception. Penn State Wilkes-Barre prides itself in partnering with students and families to help meet their needs, from academics to student engagement and affordability. 

Students may qualify for financial aid programs that ease the financial burden associated with completing a college degree.