Information for Prospective Students

Thinking about applying to Penn and wondering how much it might cost you, or what financial aid resources may be available? This section includes links to the parts of our website that are most helpful for prospective undergraduate students. 

Paying for a Penn Education

Explore answers to some of the most common questions prospective undergraduate students have about paying for a Penn education. 

How Much Does Penn Cost?

Each year, Penn publishes updated tuition, fee, room, and board charges. We also estimate additional academic and living expenses you are likely to incur as a Penn student. You might be surprised by the aid you may qualify for at Penn. You can use our cost estimator tools to learn more, but the only way to know for sure is to submit a financial aid application. 

How Does Financial Aid Work at Penn?

Applying for financial aid can feel complicated, but we're here to support you. Read a brief overview of our undergraduate financial aid program and, when you're ready, review your financial aid checklist and start preparing your application. 

What Type of Aid is Available?

Penn meets your full demonstrated need with grant funds, which do not have to be paid back, and work-study funding, which allows you to earn money throughout the academic year to put toward personal expenses. To estimate the aid you might receive, use our cost estimator tools

What Type of Financing Options are Available?

Penn provides several options to help families manage their Expected Family Contribution, including federal and private loans, a multi-month payment plan, and a tuition prepayment option. 

How Much Does Penn Cost?

Each year, Penn publishes updated tuition, fee, room, and board charges. We also estimate additional academic and living expenses you are likely to incur as a Penn student. You might be surprised by the aid you may qualify for at Penn. You can use our cost estimator tools to learn more, but the only way to know for sure is to submit a financial aid application. 

How Does Financial Aid Work at Penn?

Applying for financial aid can feel complicated, but we're here to support you. Read a brief overview of our undergraduate financial aid program and, when you're ready, review your financial aid checklist and start preparing your application. 

What Type of Aid is Available?

Penn meets your full demonstrated need with grant funds, which do not have to be paid back, and work-study funding, which allows you to earn money throughout the academic year to put toward personal expenses. To estimate the aid you might receive, use our cost estimator tools

What Type of Financing Options are Available?

Penn provides several options to help families manage their Expected Family Contribution, including federal and private loans, a multi-month payment plan, and a tuition prepayment option. 

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Explore Undergraduate Academic Programs

Interested in learning more about the academic opportunities available at Penn? Browse the University Catalog, which provides an overview of Penn's four undergraduate schools and detailed information about majors, minors, and individual courses. You can also find information about academic resources and policies.