A closeup of the Penn State College of Medicine logo is seen on the jacket of a white coat, draped over the arm of a medical student who is also holding a White Coat Ceremony program. The student was part of the July 2016 White Coat Ceremony, in which incoming medical students at the College receive their short white coats signifying their status as future doctors.

MD Programs

MD Tuition and Financial Aid

Most students in the MD Program rely on financial aid to help pay for their educational and housing expenses. We’ve made it easy for you to apply and find resources.

Contact Us

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Aid at 717-531-7052 or StudentAid@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Applying for Financial Aid

The Office of Student Aid is here to help you understand your options, apply for assistance, and make well-informed choices about financing your education.

Sources of aid include:

  • Loans: These include loans awarded by the Office of Student Aid and federal loans.
  • Scholarships: These include both merit- and need-based scholarships, some of which are specifically for MD students.
Learn how to apply for financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

The annual Cost of Attendance is not finalized until the University Board of Trustees establishes tuition charges at their annual July meeting. This website provides cost of attendance information for the current academic year. This information will be updated annually after tuition charges are established each July.

The cost of attendance is based upon educational expenses and modest, but adequate living expenses for the student.


Tuition in the MD program is the same for Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania residents.

Living expenses are approximately the same for on- and off-campus residents.