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Tuition and Fees

How much will you pay to attend Cal U? That, in part, depends on a number of variables, such as whether or not you are a Pennsylvania resident, whether you live at home or on campus, and what specific program you are taking. The costs are generally broken down into tuition, fees, and room and board. If you choose to live at Vulcan Village, those expenses will be additional. Every July, the board of governors establishes the actual tuition rates for the following academic year. The Bursar's Office at the University sends out bills at the beginning of each semester.

Here are tuition costs at Cal U for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Undergraduate Costs

UNDERGRADUATE TUITION (per semester) 2014-2015

Tuition ~ Pennsylvania Residents

Type of StudentNumber of CreditsCost per
Semester
Full-time Undergraduate 12-18 credits $3,410.00
Full-time Undergraduate for each additional credit $284.00
Part-time Undergraduate for each credit less than 12 $284.00

Tuition ~ Non-Pennsylvania Residents

Type of StudentNumber of CreditsCost per
Semester
Full-time Undergraduate 12-18 credits $5.115.00
Full-time Undergraduate for each additional credit $426.00
Part-time Undergraduate for each credit less than 12 $426.00
Summer/Special Session Students for each credit $426.00

International Students

Type of StudentNumber of CreditsCost per
Semester
Full-time Undergraduate for 12-18 credits $6,650.00
Full-time Undergraduate for each additional credit $554.00
Part-time Undergraduate for each credit
(less than 12)
$554.00

Distance Education Students

Type of StudentMinimum
Per Credit
Nonresidential Undergraduate $426.00

Note:  The part time rates per credit hour shall pertain to all summer session and interim session course offerings.

UNDERGRADUATE FEES (per semester) 2014-2015

In addition to tuition, your bill will reflect certain fees that allow you to utilize on-campus facilities, labs, and equipment as well as cover additional costs at our Southpointe campus.

Here is a list of (per semester) fees for undergraduate students attending Cal U during the 2014-2015 academic year. 

Many students are now enrolling in both web classes and main campus classes during one semester.  In order for these students to have access to all the services available on the main campus, the fee schedule is changing.  Effective with the Fall 2008 semester, students taking even one class on main campus will pay main campus fees for that semester. 

In Accordance with PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policy 1990-03-A.

PA State System of Higher Education Technology Fee

Type of StudentCost
 PA Resident
Full -Time (12 to 18 Credits) $211.00
Per Credit $18.00
Non PA Resident
Full-Time (12 to 18 Credits) $321.00
Per Credit $27.00
International
Full-Time (12 to 18 Credits) $321.00
Per Credit $27.00

The purpose of this fee is for instructional technology. It supplements the current resources California University of PA puts into instructional technology. It will enhance student access to technology in the classroom.

 

University Service Fee

Number of CreditsCost
12 or more credits $85.00 flat fee
1 to 11 credits $7.09 per credit

This fee has three components- Health Services Fee, Counseling Center Fee, and Career Service Fee.

 

Student Association Fee

Number of CreditsCost
12 or more credits $270.00 flat fee
1 to  11 credits $22.50 per credit

This fee covers the activities and services provided by the Student Association, Inc. (SAI) and fund the many student organizations on campus.

 

Student Union Building Fee

Number of CreditsCost
All Students
12 or more credits $148.00 flat fee
1 to 11 credits $12.34 per credit

This fee covers the cost of renovating the Old Student Union and constructing the addition to the Student Union. Under the policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, these costs are to be paid by the students. The project was approved in a student referendum.

 

Student Center Operations and Maintenance Fee

Number of CreditsCost
12 or more credits $84.00 flat fee
1 to 11 credits $7.00 per credit

As required by the policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, the cost of operating and maintaining the Student Union is to be paid by student fees.

 

Academic Support Fee ~ Fall and Spring Semesters

Number of CreditsCost

Undergraduate PA Residents:

12 or more credits

1-11 credits

 

$362.40 flat fee

$30.20 per credit

Undergraduate Non-PA Residents:

12 or more credits

1-11 credits

 

$543.60 flat fee

$45.30 per credit

Undergraduate-International

12 or more credits

1-11 credits

 

$697.10 flat fee

$58.10 per credit

This fee supplements funds provided by the tuition to meet the costs of educational supplies and equipment in the academic programs of the University.

 

Herron Recreation and Fitness Center Fee

Number of Credits Cost
12 or more credits $158.00 flat fee
1- 11 credits $13.18 per credit

This fee covers the costs of renovating the Herron Recreation Center. Under policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, these costs are to be paid by the students. The project was approved in a student referendum. (Approved by Council of Trustees, June 6, 2007, effective Fall 2008).

 

Transportation Fee

Number of Credits Cost
Per student per semester to all students who have regular access to campus to include all students enrolled in at least one class on campus

$50.00 flat fee (12 or more credits)

$4.17 per credit (1-11 credits)

This fee covers the expenses related to the expansion and improvement of the current shuttle service between the main campus and Roadman Park and points in between.

 

If you're a Global Online student, use Cal U's online calculator to add up your tuition and fees.

undergraduate housing and meal plan costs 2014-2015

Graduate Costs

GRADUATE TUITION (per semester) 2014-2015

Graduate Student Tuition (Per Semester) Pennsylvania Residents

Type of StudentCost
Graduate Student $454.00 per credit

 

Graduate Student Tuition (Per Semester) Non-Pennsylvania Residents

Type of StudentCost
Graduate Student $681.00 per credit

The part-time rates per credit hour shall pertain to all summer session and interim session course offerings.

GRADUATE FEES (per semester) 2014-2015

Graduate Program Rates and Fee Descriptions for 2014-2015

Many graduate students attend classes either at the main campus or our Southpointe campus, as well as online. If you attend even one class on the main campus, you will be charged a main campus fee for that semester. If you have questions, feel free to contact the Bursar's Office at 724-938-4431 or e-mail cupbursars@calu.edu.

If you're a Global Online student, use Cal U's online calculator to add up your tuition and fees.

Here is a list of fees for graduate students attending Cal U during the 2014-2015 academic year.

In Accordance with PA State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Policy 1990-03-A.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Tuition Technology Fee

Type of StudentCost
Graduate PA Resident $24.00 per credit
Graduate Non-PA Resident $36.00 per credit

The purpose of this fee is for instructional technology.  It supplements the current resources California University of PA puts into instructional technology. It will enhance student access to technology in the classroom. 

University Service Fee

Number of CreditsCost
9 or more credits $85.00 flat fee
1-8 credits $9.45 per credit

This fee has three components-Health Services Fee, Counseling Center Fee, and Career Service Fee.

Student Association Fee

Number of CreditsCost
9 or more credits $155.00
1- 8 credits $17.22 per credit

This fee covers the activities and services provided by the Student Association, Inc (SAI) and fund the many student organizations on campus.

Student Union Building Fee

Number of CreditsCost
9 or more credits 148.00
1 to 8 credits $16.44 per credit

This fee covers the cost of renovating the Old Student Union and constructing the addition to the Student Union. Under policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, these costs are to be paid by the students. The project was approved in a student referendum.

Student Center Operations and Maintenance Fee

Number of CreditsCost
9 or more credits $84.00
1 to 8 credits $9.34 per credit

As required by the policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, the cost of operating and maintaining the Student Union is to be paid by student fees.

Academic Support Fee ~  Fall and Spring Semesters

Type of studentCost
Graduate PA Resident

$71.70 per credit

Graduate Non-PA Resident

$107.55 per credit

Ths fee supplements funds provided by the tuition to meet costs of educational supplies and equipment in the academic programs of the University.

Herron Recreation and Fitness Center Fee

Number of CreditsCost
9 or more credits $158.00
1 to 8 credits $17.56 per credit

This fee covers the costs of renovating the Herron Recreation Center.  Under policy of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, these costs are to be paid by the students. The project was approved in a student referendum. (Approved by Council of Trustees, June 6, 2007, effective Fall 2008).

Transportation Fee

number of creditsCost

Per student per semester for all students who have regular access to main campus, including all students enrolled in at least one class on campus.

9 or more credits

 

 

 

$50.00 flat fee

1 to 8 credits

 $5.56 per credit

This fee covers the expenses related to the expansion and improvement of the current shuttle service between main campus and Roadman Park and points in between.

Graduate Housing and Meal Plan Costs 2014-2015

Global Online (100% Online Programs) Costs

Tuition for Online Programs

How much will you pay for the Global Online programs at Cal U?

That, in part, depends on a number of variables, including whether or not you are a Pennsylvania resident and what specific program you are taking. Every July, the Board of Governors establishes the actual tuition rates for the following academic year. Bills are sent at the beginning of each semester by the Bursar's Office. For questions about payment or tuition, you may contact the Bursar's Office by emailing cupbursars@calu.edu or phoning 724-938-4431 or contact Global Online by emailing calugo@calu.edu or by phoning toll-free at 1-866-595-6348 and a client service specialist can transfer you.

For an overview of Tuition & Fees by Program for Global Online Programs, please refer to the Global Online Tuition Calculator.

Fees for Online Programs

Campus fees are determined by the campus location of individual classes. If you are enrolled at multiple campuses, you will be charged the mandatory fees for the appropriate campus.

For an overview of Tuition & Fees by Program for Global Online Programs, please refer to the Global Online Tuition Calculator.

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