Scholarships are the University's top priority
Nothing else we do to improve the quality of a Penn State education will matter if students and families can't afford the opportunities we offer. Every year, we lose talented, dedicated students because of the cost of a Penn State degree. Many undergraduates work multiple jobs while carrying a full course load, yet students are graduating with an average personal debt of more than $35,000. These financial realities restrict the dreams of far too many students and families. With the help of our alumni and friends, we can ensure that our opportunities remain accessible for students whose means may be limited but whose ability and ambition are limitless.
There are several ways to provide this opportunity to both undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State.