First-year students are not required to live on campus, and there are several off-campus housing options available, many within walking distance to campus. All students planning to live off campus must make their own housing arrangements. Financial aid exceeding direct Penn State charges (i.e. tuition and fees) can be used to pay for off-campus living expenses and will be credited to the student’s checking or savings account. Information about off-campus living is available on the Off-Campus Living page.