How can I pay my semester bill?
eCheck: Tuition can be paid online with an eCheck by logging into LionPATH. Payments with an eCheck must be made from a personal checking account drawn on a U.S. bank. Credit Card: Payments by credit card can be made online by logging into LionPATH. We cannot accept credit card payments via mail, phone, or in person. There is a 2% services fee for each payment made by credit card. Check or Money Order: We accept check or money order payments by mail. International Payments: Flywire is the only method of payment and only option for sending international wire payments to Penn State. For more information on making payments, go to https://www.bursar.psu.edu/payment-options.
Why does Penn State University Park accept credit cards for the payment of tuition only over the internet?
The Bursar's Office at University Park cannot accept credit cards over the counter, over the phone, or by mail. Student account payments can only be made by credit card over LionPATH. Tuition payment via credit card is a convenience for Penn State students, allowing students to make payments at any time from any location. Only students can access their accounts on eLion. Bursar staff and others cannot access individual student accounts on eLion.
I am being billed as a nonresident of Pennsylvania. I would like to be considered a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes. What do I do?
A student requesting reclassification as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that her/his domicile is in Pennsylvania, and that her/his presence in Pennsylvania is not primarily for educational purposes. A student may challenge her/his residence classification by writing a letter, attaching supporting documentation, and sending it to the Residency Appeal Officer, 103 Shields Building, University Park, PA 16802. The Pennsylvania State University Policy for Determination of Eligibility for Reclassification as a Pennsylvania Resident for Tuition Purposes is published in the Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin. For further information about residency classification see also Frequently Asked Questions about Residency.
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