Academic Year Costs
Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
This page is also available as downloadable PDF which includes a cost estimator worksheet.
The academic year tuition noted below applies to freshmen and sophomores. The complete 2012/2013 tuition and fees schedule is available at www.tuition.psu.edu. Each student’s tuition and fees are based upon his/her grade level, college/major, campus location, and residency. A Tuition Calculator and College Cost Calculator are available on the Web site to help identify a student’s charges considering the specific factors noted. When using the calculator, remember that the campus is the location of enrollment for the next academic year. The college of enrollment is the academic unit with administrative responsibility for the major in which the student wants to graduate.
PA and Non-PA Residents - Academic Year
Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Room & Board - Per Semester (x 2)
Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Additional Fees - Per Semester (x2)
Fees remain at the students' campus of enrollment and are NOT distributed to other campuses.
An Information Technology Fee is charged to all undergraduate students at all campus locations. Computer Access Accounts provide unrestricted access to Penn State's computing facilities as well as electronic mail and the World Wide Web. Income from the fee provides direct support for computer services for the purchase of microcomputers and software for student laboratories.
The Activity Fee improves out-of-class experiences at all campus locations. Each campus has a student-run committee that allocates these funds. The student activity fee is used to increase the number and quality of clubs and organizations, recreational and fitness programs, lectures, music and cultural programs.
The Facilities Fee will be used for facilities designed for student activities, recreation, or enhancement of student life. Each campus will have an advisory committee, including student representation that will recommend ideas that the Facilities Fee could help achieve.
All students bringing a vehicle on campus pay a parking fee that supports the costs associated with providing student parking. Freshmen are permitted to have a vehicle on campus at Penn State Altoona. Parking regulations, vehicle registration and parking fees are available at www.altoona.psu.edu/futurestudents.
The Loop Bus provides free shuttle service between the campus to areas around the campus and to the Downtown Campus. Loop Bus schedules and time tables, as well as other free bus services, are available at www.amtran.org.
Tuition Credit /Part Time Enrollment - PA Residents