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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Penn State alumnus to live at The Village at Penn State?

Absolutely not. You’ll definitely feel a part of the Penn State family, though, with so many friends and connections to the University—sports, events and more! That’s why we say you’ll live like a senior and feel like a freshman.

  • What does it mean to be a university-based community?

  • What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

  • What is Life Care?

  • Is Life Care the only financial option?

  • Why should I move to a senior community now?

  • Is it easy to make friends at The Village at Penn State?

  • Are pets allowed?

  • What does it cost to live at The Village at Penn State?

  • What is the one-time entrance fee?

  • Why is there such a wide range in entrance fees?

  • How can I be sure to get the accommodation I want?

  • Can I afford The Village at Penn State?

  • If I need transportation, what do I do?

  • What is included in the monthly service fee?

  • If I decide to live at The Village at Penn State, how soon could I move in?

  • What are the entrance requirements?