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BOSS Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

The BOSS Program is for students who are entering 12th grade and have a strong interest in pursuing a business education at the college level.

What are the program fees?

Program attendees are required to provide their own transportation to and from the University Park campus. While personal vehicles are not permitted (i.e. attendees cannot drive themselves and park their cars on campus), attendees can be dropped off at campus by a parent/guardian, take public transportation, taxi, private bus, or airplane to State College. A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is required if you are accepted into the program.  All other program expenses (food, lodging, and BOSS events) are covered.

What if I can’t afford the program?

Some scholarships may be available to cover the registration fee.

Where does the program take place?

BOSS takes place at Penn State’s University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. The campus can be reached by car, bus, or plane. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from University Park campus.

Where will summer participants stay?

Students will be housed in a campus dorm with other program participants.  The housing assignments will be made for the participants prior to their arrival at the start of the program.

What should students bring with them to stay in the dorms?

Penn State will provide sheets for the twin size bed.  Students are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets, and any other bedding supplies they wish to have.

Will participants have access to a refrigerator or microwave while in the dorms?

Yes, in each dorm room there will be a mini-refrigerator and microwave that students can use during their stay.