Why is the in-state and out of state tuition a different rate even if all my courses are remote?

The difference in resident and out-of-state tuition is the result of funding from Pennsylvania taxpayers that is provided to Penn State through an annual appropriation. In addition, Penn State’s partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dates back to our founding in 1855, and that partnership was solidified when Penn State was named Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant university. Like all other public universities, we are mandated to offer lower tuition to resident students of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

If you have further questions regarding your tuition, please email spring2021tuition@psu.edu.