Admissions and Financial Aid

Whether you're just starting your journey toward a college education or returning to school as an adult learner, being a Penn Stater means much more than earning a world-class education—with it comes a community of resources that will set you on a path toward success.

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Spend a Summer Day

Sunday, August 4, at 11:00 a.m.
Spend a Summer Day with Penn State Altoona! Take a student-led campus walking tour, learn about our campus and the admissions process, and end the day with Berkey Creamery ice cream.

The Eve Chapel overlooking the reflecting pond on the Penn State Altoona campus


Applying to colleges can seem overwhelming. But everything you need to know is right here, and Penn State Altoona's admissions staff is just an email or phone call away if you have any questions. 

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Explore Academics

You've got options! Start your education at Penn State Altoona and choose to stay here to complete one of our 21 bachelor's degree programs or begin one of Penn State's 275+ majors here and complete them at another Penn State campus.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

A smart investment yields a good return. That's what our students get when they choose Penn State Altoona. The financial investment students and their families make helps students receive the education they need to find a career they'll love.

NOTE: All students attending Penn State for the 2024-25 academic year should enter the school code 003329 when filing the 2024-25 FAFSA at