Parent Information on Costs and Financial Aid

Parent Information on Costs and Financial Aid

Q. What does it cost to attend Penn State Scranton?

A. Penn State offers an excellent value for a quality education with a worldwide reputation for excellence.  Tuition rates and fees are established each year in July.  You may calculate the most accurate tuition for your child online.

Q. How do I find out if my child is eligible for financial aid?

A. To be considered for student aid (grants, loans, work study) students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA).  Some University and private scholarships may also require a completed FAFSA.  We recommend that first-year freshmen and their parents submit the FAFSA by mid February.  Each year returning students should fill out a FAFSA by mid April.

Find out more about student aid at Penn State University.

Q. What is Penn State Scranton's FAFSA code?

A. 003329

Q. If we own a house in Pennsylvania, are we eligible for in-state tuition?

A. To qualify for in-state tuition, your family needs to reside in Pennsylvania.  Owning a house in Pennsylvania alone does not qualify a student for PA residency tuition.  To change your child's status from ou-of-state to in-state, you will need proof of residency, including PA income tax and Federal income tax forms for the most current year.

More information on Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Q. Where can I get help regarding my child's tuition bill?

A. Questions concerning a Penn State Scranton student's tuition, refund or payment are referred to the Business Office at 570-963-2514.