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Tuition and Fees

For the most up-to-date information on graduate tuition, fees, and room and board charges, visit www.calu.edu/bursar and www.calu.edu/current-students/housing/university-housing/index.htm

Residency

Residency (to Pennsylvania and non-Pennsylvania tuition rates) is determined at admission.A Pennsylvania resident is defined as one who is a bonafide resident of and domiciled within the State of Pennsylvania for a reasonable period, not less than one year, immediately preceding the student's registration for a term or semester in any state-supported college or university in the State of Pennsylvania. Individuals who have been adjudged not to be a resident of Pennsylvania and would like to appeal this decision must petition the Residency Appeals Committee through the office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, after admission and before registration.

Payment of Tuition and Fees for Semester Registration

All fees will be assessed four weeks prior to the beginning of the each term. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order payable to California University of Pennsylvania, or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. Online payments can be made by ACH check payment and by credit card. If financial aid has been awarded, this amount will be deducted from the bill. Payment plans (with initial payment) may be contracted online at the first due date for each term.

Payment Information

California University of Pennsylvania uses e-billing. Students who take advantage of early/rolling registration should receive a Cal U e-mail announcing that the billing statement is available for viewing online through the Vulcan Information Portal (VIP) approximately four weeks prior to the start of the term. Students who enroll within four weeks of the first day of the term should be prepared to make payment at the time of registration.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available each fall and spring semester. Payment plans enable students to pay their costs on a monthly basis. Enrollment for the payment plan can be completed online. Detailed information is also available on the Bursar's Office website at www.calu.edu/bursar

Third Party Billing

Some companies and government agencies pay tuition directly to the University. If tuition is to be paid in this manner, authorizing forms or letters must be sent to the Bursar's Office. This payment must be received by the Bursar's Office during the semester in which charges originate and cannot be used in lieu of a personal payment for an authorized payment plan. This payment option does not apply to corporate tuition reimbursement policies or when the payment amount is based on grades and received after the term has ended.

Refund Policy

Tuition is adjusted for class withdrawals during the first week of the fall and spring semesters. After the add/drop period ends, adjustments are made ONLY if a student withdraws from all enrolled classes. Refunds are made to the amount of the charge, not the amount that has been paid to date. The refund policy is available online and in the Bursar's Office. 

Financial aid recipients should refer to the Refund/Repayment Policy online at www.calu.edu/prospective/undergraduate-admissions/financial-aid/apply-for-aid/fafsa/refund-repayment-policies/index.htm.

Late Registration Fee

Students who register after the add/drop date of the semester will be charged a $25 late registration fee.  (The structure of fees is subject to change without prior notice and such changes shall take precedence over existing charges set forth in this catalog.)

Late Payment Fee

A late payment fee of $25 per month will be assessed when a student fails to pay the required fees by the due date or when a student fails to pay according to an approved payment plan.  (The structure of fees is subject to change without prior notice and such changes shall take precedence over existing charges set forth in this catalog.)

Return Check Charge

A $25 fee will be charged for any check (paper or ACH) that is made payable to California University of Pennsylvania and returned by the bank because funds are unavailable. (The structure of fees is subject to change without prior notice and such changes shall take precedence over existing charges set forth in this catalog.)