Tuition and Expenses

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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 assistant students with budgeting. Please be aware that scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of tuition.


Please note that in light of the current global health crisis, some or all instruction for all or part of the 2020-21 Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees for 2020-21 apply regardless of the method of instruction (that is, whether in-person or otherwise) and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic year.

J.D. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Direct Expenses 2020-2021
Academic Year
Estimated
2021-2022
Academic Year
    Tuition $51,840 *$51,840
    Fees $686 *$686
Other Costs 2020-2021
Academic Year
2021-2022
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $8,200
    Utilities $2,900 $2,900
    Food $3,600 $3,600
   Transportation $3,870 $3,870
    Other miscellaneous expenses $2,500 **$2,500
Total Costs $75,646 $75,646

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2021.

**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.

Tuition Refund Policy

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

LL.M. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

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 assistant students with budgeting. Please be aware that scholarships and grants are available to help defray the cost of tuition.

Direct Costs 2020-2021
Academic Year
Estimated
2020-2021
Academic Year
    Tuition $51,840 *$51,840
    Fees $686 *$686
    University health insurance $3,336 **$3,336
Other Estimated Costs 2020-2021
Academic Year
2021-2022
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,050 $2,050
    Housing $8,200 $8,200
    Utilities $2,900 $2,900
    Food $3,600 $3,600
   Transportation $3,870 $3,870
   Other miscellaneous expenses $2,500 ***$2,500
Total Costs $78,982 $78,982

 

*Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 Academic Year have not yet been announced by the Penn State University Board of Trustees. These billed costs will be finalized in July 2021.

**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.