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.

J.D. Tuition and Expenses

Cost of Attendance

Direct Expenses 2018-2019
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
    Tuition $49,896 $51,840
    Fees $686 $686
Other Costs 2018-2019
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,042 $2,042
    Housing $7,260 $7,084
    Utilities Included in Misc.
for 2018-2019
$3,150
    Food $3,676 $3,600
   Transportation $1,838 $1,800
    Other miscellaneous expenses* $6,422 $3,600
Total Costs $71,820 $73,802

 

*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 2018-2019
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
    Tuition* $49,896 $51,840
    Fees $686 $686
    University health insurance* $3,663 $3,336
Other Estimated Costs 2018-2019
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
    Books and supplies $2,042 $2,042
    Housing $7,260 $7,084
    Utilities Included in Misc.
for 2018-19
$3,150
    Food $3,676 $3,600
   Transportation $1,838 $1,800
   Miscellaneous expenses** $6,422 $3,600
Total Costs $75,483 $77,138

 

*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.