State Flag for Universities in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Pennsylvania:

Prepare for a gap-year either before freshman year or after!  That would involve a one-year domicile period of no school whatsoever plus full-time employment and no support from parents.  Some support from non-parents is possible.

A gap-year is a given for all universities in Pennsylvania; however, each university has its own interpretations of state law.  Therefore, please see links below for available in-state overviews of particular universities in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Reciprocity Agreements:

Pennsylvania is one of the seven US states that does not participate in any regional reciprocity agreements for undergrads. That means if you’re coming to or leaving Pennsylvania for college, you won’t get any special tuition deals in nearby states.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Pennsylvania. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Pennsylvania:

Penn State-University Park


Other Universities in Pennsylvania:

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania-Bloomsburg
California University of Pennsylvania-California
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania-Cheyney
Clarion University of Pennsylvania-Clarion
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania-East Stroudsburg
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania-Edinboro
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Indiana
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania-Kutztown
Lincoln University-Lincoln
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania-Lock Haven
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania-Mansfield
Millersville University of Pennsylvania-Millersville
Penn State Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine-Hershey
Penn State-Abington
Penn State-Altoona
Penn State-Beaver-Monaca
Penn State-Berks-Reading
Penn State-Brandywine-Media
Penn State-DuBois
Penn State-Erie-The Behrend College
Penn State-Fayette-The Eberly Campus-Lemont Furnace
Penn State-Greater Allegheny-McKeesport
Penn State-Harrisburg-Middletown
Penn State-Hazleton
Penn State-Lehigh Valley-Center Valley
Penn State-Mont Alto
Penn State-New Kensington
Penn State-Schuylkill Haven
Penn State-Shenango Sharon
Penn State-Wilkes-Barre Back Mountain
Penn State-Worthington Scranton Dunmore
Penn State-York York
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania-Shippensburg
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania-Slippery Rock
Temple University School of Medicine-Philadelphia
Temple University-Ambler
Temple University-Philadelphia
The Commonwealth Medical College-Scranton
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
West Chester University of Pennsylvania-West Chester

Every College in Pennsylvania Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Pennsylvania you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.