Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,079
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,637
$30k - $48k
$18,168
$48k - $75k
$22,917
$75k - $110k
$25,964
$110k+
$30,927
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$51,140
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$51,140
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,680
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$32,636
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,418
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,083
Students receiving state aid
32%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,489
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,418
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$41,366
$30k - $48k
$39,906
$48k - $75k
$37,214
$75k - $110k
$32,982
$110k+
$28,011
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$63,198,344
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$15,975,286

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
79%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,718
Students receiving federal loans
78%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,516
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,287
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,244
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
If you utilize what has been offered to you, your experience will be one of greatness. There is a small staff-to-student ratio (about 13:1), and all of the staff are very helpful. Stopping by during office hours can give you a little boost if you're confused, and there is tutoring available all over the place, a Writing Center, a program to help with math, a Counseling Center for any needs, and the health center is a thing of wonder. The school's sponsored events definitely add to the value as well.
Sarah from Pennsylvania
I'm not going to lie - Susquehanna is quite expensive. But, Susquehanna is also generous. When the deadline had passed to submit my $400 deposit and I had not chosen Susquehanna, SU was disappointed but not discouraged. They offered me an increase in my financial aid award - an increase in $3,500 a year! That, and its convenient closeness to home, was enough to seal the ticket for me.
Susquehanna is expensive, but the Financial Aid Office will work with you. The dreaded middle class will find that Susquehanna is the place for them!
Joe from Pennsylvania
As with most schools, the education you pay for is the education you get. However, when it comes to extracurricular activities and meals, there are some areas I think could use some clarification. Not all meals are entirely covered in your meal plan. The Evert Dining Room in Deg is considered a meal, but in Clyde's or Benny's Bistro, some of your meal may be taken out of your Flex money (the additional money you get for meals, which is around $200 depending on your meal plan).
Megan from Wilkes-Barre, PA
We have a terrifying price tag on this school, but almost everyone gets anywhere from half to 75% of their tuition paid for by the school for all four years as long as you keep your GPA up (it's usually 2.0, but check for yourself). And Susquehanna definitely uses every bit of that tuition to provide services on campus for students to use including but not limited to a career center, tutoring services, counseling center, writing center, etc...
Writer in PA
SU is great for the academics, the professors, the class sizes (small - personalized), professional connections with alumni, internships made available, and the study abroad program. This school has so much to offer in every way, but students are truly helped throughout their college careers to become successful in the future with all resources imaginable. The study abroad program, called the GO Program, is amazing. Students are required to study abroad, so no one can be told that they can't fit it in. This is great, and allows you to go where you want to go for a chosen amount of time with funds if not full financial coverage through the school.
Hope from Savona, NY
Education these days is expensive, and the tuition price for Susquehanna is no exception. Despite the pricey cost, SU opens a lot of doors for its students. They have an extremely high graduation rate as well as rate of acceptance to graduate schools and job placement after graduation. Room and board costs cover housing and meal plan which you have an option of 21, 14, or 10 meals a week plus the extra flex cash (the less meals, the more flex).
Natasha from Poland, ME
With financial aid, I feel that it was worth it for me to go here.
Rebecca
Although it is a very expensive school, I think it is pretty much worth the price you pay. Also, the financial aid is very willing to work with families and generous with scholarships in order to make it easier to pay for.
Valerie from North Wales, PA

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