Cost of Attendance

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Penn State's Board of Trustees meets every summer to establish tuition rates and mandatory fees for the upcoming academic year.

Our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid provides estimated costs of non-tuition related expenses to assist students with budgeting. Please be aware that scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of tuition.

J.D. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Direct Expenses 2021-2022
Academic Year
Estimated
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Tuition $53,376 *$54,432
    Fees $182 *$182
Other Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $9,200
    Utilities $2,900 $3,400
    Food $3,600 $3,800
   Transportation $3,870 $3,500
    Other miscellaneous expenses **$2,500 **$2,700
Total Costs $76,678 $79,264

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2022.

**The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, recreation, and personal care.


Billing Schedule

Student account statements are prepared on a monthly basis. Billing begins in early August for fall semester and early December for spring semester, with a due date on the 22nd of the month. To avoid a 1.5 percent late fee charge, statements must be paid by the due date. More information about tuition due dates may be found here.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.
 

LL.M. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Qualified LL.M. applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships.

Direct Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
Estimated
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Tuition $53,376 *$54,432
    Fees $182 *$182
    University health insurance **$3,329 **$3,329
Other Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $9,200
    Utilities $2,900 $3,400
    Food $3,600 $3,800
   Transportation $3,870 $3,500
   Other miscellaneous expenses ***$2,500 ***$2,700
Total Costs $80,007 $82,593

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2022.

**Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.

***The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, recreation, and personal care.
 

Billing Schedule

Student account statements are prepared on a monthly basis. Billing begins in early August for fall semester and early December for spring semester, with a due date on the 22nd of the month. To avoid a 1.5 percent late fee charge, statements must be paid by the due date. More information about tuition due dates may be found here.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.

M.L.S. Tuition and Expenses

Students studying in the M.L.S. program on a part-time basis will be charged tuition per credit rather than for the entire academic year. Per-credit tuition charges are $2,100 or other such tuition as approved by the Penn State University Board of Trustees, plus fees.

Qualified M.L.S. applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships.

Direct Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
Estimated
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Tuition $53,376 *$54,432
    Fees $182 *$182
    University health insurance **$3,329 **$3,329
Other Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $9,200
    Utilities $2,900 $3,400
    Food $3,600 $3,800
   Transportation $3,870 $3,500
   Other miscellaneous expenses ***$2,500 ***$2,700
Total Costs $80,007 $82,593

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2022.

**Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.

***The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, recreation, and personal care.
 

Billing Schedule

Student account statements are prepared on a monthly basis. Billing begins in early August for fall semester and early December for spring semester, with a due date on the 22nd of the month. To avoid a 1.5 percent late fee charge, statements must be paid by the due date. More information about tuition due dates may be found here.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.

S.J.D. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Qualified S.J.D. applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships.

Direct Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
Estimated
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Tuition $29,950 *$29,950
    Fees $182 *$182
    University health insurance **$3,329 **$3,329
Other Costs 2021-2022
Academic Year
2022-2023
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $9,200
    Utilities $2,900 $3,400
    Food $3,600 $3,800
   Transportation $3,870 $3,500
   Other miscellaneous expenses ***$2,500 ***$2,700
Total Costs $56,581 $58,111

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2022.

**Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.

***The miscellaneous expenses amount includes allowances for clothing, laundry, medical expenses, recreation, and personal care.
 

Billing Schedule

Student account statements are prepared on a monthly basis. Billing begins in early August for fall semester and early December for spring semester, with a due date on the 22nd of the month. To avoid a 1.5 percent late fee charge, statements must be paid by the due date. More information about tuition due dates may be found here.

S.J.D. Tuition Structure

During the required period of residency, S.J.D. scholars are charged full-time tuition and fees per semester. Post-candidacy, and irrespective of residency, scholars remain enrolled as full-time students but are assessed a lesser tuition rate. For 2022-2023, that rate will be $5,000 per semester.

Tuition Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from classes after the start of the term are subject to the tuition refund policy.

International Student Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory at Penn State for international students and their accompanying dependents (spouse and/or children). For full information on requirements, please review the University Health Services website. Health insurance costs for the upcoming academic year will be available in June.