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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Tuition & Cost

Lehman, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Pennsylvania Resident Sticker Price

$32,106
In State Costs for Penn State Wilkes Barre
Fee Cost
Tuition$12,718
Other Fees$876
Books and Supplies$1,840
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,884
Other Expenses Budget$4,788

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

$40,698
Out of State Costs for Penn State Wilkes Barre
Fee Cost
Tuition$21,310
Other Fees$876
Books and Supplies$1,840
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $11,884
Other Expenses Budget$4,788

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Penn State Wilkes Barre for undergraduate students residing in Pennsylvania is $12,718. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,840 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $876 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,788 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Penn State Wilkes Barre full time should expect a total annual cost of $32,106.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Penn State Wilkes Barre is $21,310 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,840 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $876. Students are advised to budget $4,788 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $40,698. This figure is 26.8% higher than what Pennsylvania residents pay.

Housing Costs

Penn State Wilkes Barre doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Lehman area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $11,884.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and educational supplies is $1,840.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,788 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Penn State Wilkes Barre for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $0* in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Not Available

Below is the average net price by student family income.

Net Price by Income Penn State Wilkes Barre
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$0
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Penn State Wilkes Barre, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that your net price will fluctuate based on factors such as family income, assets and individual financial need. Net price is the out-of-pocket total cost that students end up paying or financing though student loans.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Financial Aid

0% of full-time undergrad Penn State Wilkes Barre received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $0 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back.

Pell Grants

0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2019/2020 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Penn State Wilkes Barre, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans

0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0.

Finanical Aid Penn State Wilkes Barre
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $0 0%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $0 0%
Pell Grants $0 0%
Other Federal Grants $0 0%
State and Local Grants $0 0%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Financial Aid Mix - $32,106 In-State Total Cost

CollegeSimply has modeled example payment coverage for the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $32,106. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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100%

Grants and Scholarships

0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Penn State Wilkes Barre or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Student Loans

0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket Cost

100% -  $27,318

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it really could cost you out of pocket to go to Penn State Wilkes Barre, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $0. The loan balance of $0 is a four year multiple of the $0 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 $0 could be required to pay off your student loan. The total of all payments including interest would sum $0.00.

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 5.5%.

Example Loan $0
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 5.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 0 years
Example Monthly Payment $0.00
Total Interest Paid $0.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $0.00

Student Loan Affordability

In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Penn State Wilkes Barre, should consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $0.00 would be needed to afford a $0.00 monthly payment in the example $0.00 loan modeled above. This assumes a repayment over 0 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below. View statistics about Penn State Wilkes Barre student loan debt and graduate salaries under student outcomes.

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

$128,424
Year Pennsylvania Residents Non Residents
1 $32,106 $40,698
2 $34,353 $43,547
3 $36,758 $46,595
4 $39,331 $49,857

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Penn State Wilkes Barre to be $128,424 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Penn State Wilkes Barre
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Pennsylvania Residents $524 $1,572 $2,096
Out of State Residents $888 $2,664 $3,552

Estimated cost for a class at Penn State Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Penn State Wilkes Barre Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Tuition History

Historical in-state and out-of-state tuition and price increases for Penn State Wilkes Barre.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2020$12,718$21,310 0%
2019$12,718$21,310 0%
2018$12,718$20,902 0%
2017$12,718$20,352 0%
2016$12,718$19,598 0%
2015$12,718$19,404 0%
2014$12,718$19,404 1.2%
2013$12,568$19,174

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214643 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Wilkes Barre.