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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,748 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,718 tuition
$11,230 on campus room & board
$1,840 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,628 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,598 tuition
$11,230 on campus room & board
$1,840 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,274 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($4,296 avg)
37% get state aid ($3,252 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($4,274 avg)
78% get loans ($7,697 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.514% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.795% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,549 75%
Federal Grant Aid $4,296 37%
Pell Grants $3,888 36%
Other Federal Grants $1,984 9%
Institution Grant Aid $4,274 67%
State Grant Aid $3,252 37%
Student Loans $7,697 78%
Federal Loans $5,782 77%
Other Loans $12,452 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 Mont Alto offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237-9700
(717) 749-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $524
Out of State $817


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Cameron from Laurel, MD
  • I am a current student here

    It's a rather cheap place to go compared to other campuses, especially if you live in state. But I'm out of state and tuition is about $15,000 a year. That's not bad, but it's still pretty costly for me, and being such a small campus, it doesn't really have a lively, social atmosphere to enjoy unless you go out of your way to make friends with everyone. Still, it's a Penn State school, so you'll be getting a high-quality Penn State education for the courses you choose.

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  • Thomas from Millersville, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I pay 28000 to go to this campus and I honestly feel like they should be paying me to live here and go here. I had to move to this campus for population and housing reasons at University Park where I was originally accepted however, when I try to get moved up or threaten to transfer, my response is as follows You forfeited your right to go to University Park once you accepted to go to Mont Alto for a year. Please for the love of god, do not fall for that trap, they keep you for a year. But the add another year, as well as the 2-3 semesters you get put behind for your major because the classes are not offered here for your major and the admissions is so low, you cannot get funding for these classes. Some professors are in it to keep kids all 4 years at Mont Alto rather than get moved up to University Park where they belong. There is an intricate system with Penn State and the only way to succeed is if you start at main campus. If not, you will fall behind and suffer, and you will know it.

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  • JLB from Chambersburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I feel that Mont Alto is comparable to the other colleges in the area. I don't agree that you should have to pay an activities fee if you don't live on campus and participate in any of the activities that they offer, but you can't really do anything about that.

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