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.

Tuition and fees are based on actual costs for the 2017-2018 academic year. Tuition fees are subject to change based on approval from the Penn State Board of Trustees.

USMLE costs were estimated at the time the costs were determined. Changes in curriculum can alter the academic year in which a student will incur these costs.

Disability insurance is required and the amount is based on the actual 2017-18 academic year.

Registered students are required to carry medical insurance. This can be purchased through the university for $3,622 for first-year students, or $3,418 for second- through fourth-year students for 2017-18. Students have the option to purchase medical insurance on their own as long as it meets university requirements.