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Penn State Harrisburg Tuition & Cost

Middletown, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Pennsylvania Resident Sticker Price
$33,396
In State Costs for Penn State Harrisburg
Fee Cost
Tuition$14,214
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Other Expenses Budget$4,788
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$42,648
Out of State Costs for Penn State Harrisburg
Fee Cost
Tuition$23,466
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Other Expenses Budget$4,788

Residents of Pennsylvania pay an annual total price of $33,396 to attend Penn State Harrisburg on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $14,214 for tuition, $11,570 room and board, $1,840 for books and supplies and $984 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $42,648 which is 27.7% higher than Pennsylvania residents. The tuition charge is $23,466 while room and board is $11,570, books and supplies are $1,840 and other fees come in at $984.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Penn State Harrisburg when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$21,499
Net Price by Income Penn State Harrisburg
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,973
$30,001 to $48,000$18,459
$48,001 to $75,000$21,703
$75,001 to $110,000$25,135
$110,000+$26,620

The average reported annual net price for Penn State Harrisburg for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $21,499 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Penn State Harrisburg
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $6,998 50%
Pell Grant $4,503 23%
Federal Student Loan $5,517 42%

The average reported annual net price for Penn State Harrisburg for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $21,499 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Penn State Harrisburg, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $75,384. The loan balance of $75,384 is a four year multiple of the $18,846 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $782 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $75,384
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $782.32
Total Interest Paid $18,494.64
Sum of All Loan Payments $93,878.64

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$133,584
Year Pennsylvania Residents Non Residents
1 $33,396 $42,648
2 $34,010 $43,432
3 $34,635 $44,230
4 $35,271 $45,042

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Penn State Harrisburg to be $133,584 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Penn State Harrisburg
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Pennsylvania Residents $592 $1,776 $2,368
Out of State Residents $978 $2,934 $3,912

Estimated cost for a class at Penn State Harrisburg based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Penn State Harrisburg versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Penn State Harrisburg Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214713 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Harrisburg.