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Did Penn State's Price Go Down?

class0f2017class0f2017 770 replies153 threads Member
I saw on the tuition page that the tuition for the 2014-15 year was $17,500 per year in state. The Schreyer's Honors College website says tuition for the honors college is the same as UP but it has 2015-16 numbers and it says $16,750. Especially with PA's state college funding always going down, I'm surprised that not only did they not raise the price, but they lowered it.


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  • bodanglesbodangles 8628 replies557 threads Senior Member
    It definitely didn't go down. They held in-state tuition constant from last year to this year, but as far as I know there was no decrease. The higher "Tuition and Fees" number might be including some additional fees.
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  • bodanglesbodangles 8628 replies557 threads Senior Member
    edited February 2016
    What they charged me from last year, before financial aid:
    Fall '14 tuition, fees, meals, housing: $13,636
    Spring '15 tuition, fees, meals, housing: $13,336
    Tuition only, 2014-15: $16,572

    And I recall either posting a thread or commenting on one about how they maintained the same in-state tuition this year. My guess about the $17k number would be extra fees included in the calculation.
    edited February 2016
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  • mainlinemommainlinemom 117 replies4 threads Junior Member
    Penn State never, never goes down. It will usually go up anywhere between 3-9% depending on how generous Harrisburg is. You need to take this into consideration from year to year. Housing wont go up this much but will increase also. Good luck.
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