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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,170 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,018 tuition
$9,702 on campus room & board
$1,568 books
$882 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$32,064 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,912 tuition
$9,702 on campus room & board
$1,568 books
$882 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,508 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
32% get federal aid ($4,471 avg)
31% get state aid ($3,133 avg)
25% get institn'l aid ($3,508 avg)
73% get loans ($7,898 avg)

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Financial Aid

$5,209,881
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,553 50%
Federal Grant Aid $4,471 32%
Pell Grants $3,849 32%
Other Federal Grants $2,170 10%
Institution Grant Aid $3,508 25%
State Grant Aid $3,133 31%
Student Loans $7,898 73%
Federal Loans $5,657 72%
Other Loans $13,521 13%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
3000 Ivyside Pk
Altoona, PA 16601-3777
(814) 949-5000
http://www.psu.edu/studentaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $542
Out of State $830

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Karen Cheung
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Before I attended Altoona, I didn't know what to expect. Since Altoona wasn't my first choice, I didn't go in expecting anything at all. But I'm very glad I chose this campus, because I met lots of wonderful people.

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  • 5
  • Zachary from Altoona, PA
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    This campus being a smaller campus of Penn State University is cheaper than University Park. The knowledge you will get here will definitely help for a career or for when you may go to University Park for your last two years. Penn State Altoona offers a couple majors all four years here without going to UP. Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology is an amazing program and only offered at this campus.

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  • 4
  • Little Girl from the City
  • Jun-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Included in your tuition is the use of the computer lab where you get about 150 pages of free printing a semester or a school year. There are also clubs and the use of the gym. Take note do not buy books before you attend the class unless you are absolutely sure you need it; I made that mistake my first year (Also do not buy from the book store if you can avoid it so overpriced).

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  • 5
  • Christian from Duncansville, PA
  • May-21-2013 I am a past student here

    Even though it's just a smaller branch campus of Penn State, you're still getting a Penn State degree, and paying just a little less for it.

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  • 4
  • Karl from Milford, NJ
  • Mar-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I feel going to altoona is a huge honor. You are paying less than campus and will end up with a Penn state degree which is a school that known world wide.

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