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Penn State Altoona Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Altoona, PA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,718
Out-of-state: $43,428
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,206
Out-of-state: $24,916
Room and Board
$11,884
Books and Supplies
$1,840
Other Expenses
$4,788
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003329
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
951 (83.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
771 (81.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
745 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
238 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$10,020
Need-Based Gift
Received by 345 (46.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,146
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 615 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,423
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 564 (75.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
88 (7.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,636

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,468 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,073 (84.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,999 (96.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
562 (28.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$10,597
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,034 (51.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,132
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,666 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,068
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,381 (69.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
249 (8.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,652

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$43,294
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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