Paying for a Penn Education
Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2016-2017
Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
Budget Items Living On/Off Campus Living at Home With Family
Tuition and Fees $51,464 $51,464
Housing 9,450 0
Dining 5,086 2,446
Books 1,280 1,280
Personal Expenses 2,060 2,060
Total Budget $69,340 $57,250
Tuition and fees are fixed costs. Fees include the general fee, recreation fee, the student health clinical fee, and the educational technology fee.
The housing allowance is based on the median room rate in the University College Houses whether or not you live on campus*.
The Dining allowance enables residential students to choose a meal plan best suited to their needs*. For students living at home with their family, an allowance for meals away from home is included.
The allowance for books is an estimate of the annual cost for these items.
Personal expenses includes allowances for clothing, laundry, and recreation.
* All freshmen, transfer, and exchange students will be required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan during their first year of enrollment. 
Your basic cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books and supplies. It is expected that living and personal expenses are covered by your spouse’s income. If you are not married, or if your spouse is a student, a supplement may be added to the basic budget to assist you with living expenses. Penn has limited funds to support the individual non-educational financial needs of married students and students with dependents. Students in need of such funding may be eligible for additional Direct Loan.
Because your financial aid eligibility is based on the number of courses in which you are enrolled, your budget will vary. SFS will determine your budget based on the number of credits you will be taking for a particular term. Most importantly, this will be based on LPS tuition rates. If you change your registration plans, e-mail our office, or submit a revised Registration Form so we can adjust your budget and aid.


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