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Cost of Attending

Semester costs associated with attending the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program including tuition, housing and meals, and other associated fees and expenses.

Tuition

Penn State's Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program approves tuition rates and mandatory fees each July.

Penn State's tuition rates vary by student level and residency.  Below are the semester tuition rates for individual students.

Tuition per 8-week term

  • Pennsylvania residents ($3119)
  • Non-PA residents ($5670)

*Tuition rates for 2017-2018 are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Books

Students are required by the University to pay for mandatory fees.  Book expenses for classes must also be covered by the student.

A mandatory Access Fee of $36 is assessed each term for the setup and use of email and internet.  Book expenses vary by term, but students can expect to pay $100 to $300 per term.  Many books, however, are utilized in numerous classes and book fees usually decrease in later terms of the program.

Housing

Housing rates vary each year and are determined by the University each July.  Rates vary depending upon housing location, but typically range from $2200-$2500 per semester.

First-year students are required to live on campus in University residence halls if rooms are available. If rooms are not available, students are aided in finding suitable accommodations near the campus. Special permission to live off campus is granted to commuters and to married students whose spouses will reside with them.

Second-year students may live in the University residence halls if rooms are available or they may live off campus.  Most students, however, choose to live on campus throughout their time at Penn State due to reduced costs relative to off campus housing.

Dining Services

Dining rates vary each year and are determined by the University each July.  Depending on the mean plan selected, meals plans will range from approximately $900 to $1600 per semester.

All students who live in the University residence halls receive food service. Meal points may be used in any residence hall cafeteria or at select locations on and around campus. Students who do not live on campus also have the option to purchase food-service meal points.