Tuition and Aid

We know that financing a college education can be challenging. This site includes basic information on financial aid and tuition costs. Our staff members are also available to answer questions and help you through the process.

Financial Aid

Available Aid–If you are a degree student taking at least six credits (normally two classes) in a semester you may be eligible for financial aid through Penn State. Most aid is available in the form of low-interest loans, although Penn State Harrisburg also offers some grants and scholarships. For more information, please call the Office of Financial Aid at 717-948-6307. Many employers offer their employees educational benefits and tuition reimbursement. Check with your employer to see if financial aid is available.

Veterans under G.I. Bill

Veterans who plan to use G.I. Bill benefits for the first time should obtain application forms from their Veterans Administration Office prior to registration. Veterans should be prepared to pay tuition at the time of registration since the Veterans Administration reimburses the individual, not the institution. For further information, visit the Veterans Affairs Web page.

Tuition and Fees

Visit the Penn State tuition page for more information regarding current tuition rates.

Semester Bills

Penn State uses a paperless bill paying system called eBills. The University sends an e-mail message to a student's official PSU e-mail account that the eBill is available to pay. Generally, tuition payments are due in early August for the fall semester and early December for the spring semester. Late fees apply to both full- and part-time students in degree status. Students may also access their semester bill through their eLion account.

Tuition Refund on Course Revisions or Withdrawals

If a student is enrolled for 12 or fewer credits and drops 1 or more credits, tuition adjustments will be determined on the effective date of the drop.

Refunds for withdrawals are based on the date of the last class attended provided an official withdrawal form is submitted to the Enrollment Services/Academic Records Office within thirty days of that class date. Tuition refunds for withdrawals submitted more than one calendar month after the last day of class attended will be based on the date the form is received in the Academic Records Office.

The following tuition adjustment schedule applies to course drops and withdrawal from the University. The University follows a fifteen-week semester calendar. The first week of the semester is defined as seven consecutive calendar days starting with first day of the semester. 1st week–80%, 2nd week–70%, 3rd week–60%, 4th week–50%, 5th week–40%, 6th week–30%, 7th week–20%, 8th week–10%, 9th week–0%.

For specific refund information, call the Bursar at 717-948-6009.