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Tuition & Fees

Here are tuition costs at Cal U for the 2014-2015 academic year as established by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Bills are sent to students from the Bursar’s Office at Cal U at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact Bursar & Billing.

Undergraduate Costs

Undergraduate Tuition (Per Semester) 2014-2015

Undergraduate Tuition (Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost 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

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$426.00

Undergraduate Tuition (Non-Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost 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 Student

Number of Credits

Cost 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

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$426.00

Distance Education Students

Type of Student

Minimum
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 use 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. 

PA State System of Higher Education Technology Fee

Type of Student

Cost

 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 Pennsylvania puts into instructional technology. It will enhance student access to technology in the classroom.

University Service Fee

Number of Credits

Cost

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 Credits

Cost

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 Credits

Cost

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 Natali Student Center and constructing the addition to that building. 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 Credits

Cost

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 Natali Student Center is to be paid by student fees.

Academic Support Fee - Fall and Spring Semesters

Number of Credits

Cost

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 and Fitness 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.

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.

Graduate Costs

Graduate Tuition (Per Semester) 2014-2015

Graduate Tuition (Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Cost

Graduate Student

$454.00 per credit

Graduate Tuition (Non-Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Cost

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 Cal U’s Center for Innovation at Southpointe, 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.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Tuition Technology Fee

Type of Student

Cost

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 Credits

Cost

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 Credits

Cost

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 funds the many student organizations on campus.

Student Union Building Fee

Number of Credits

Cost

9 or more credits

148.00

1 to 8 credits

$16.44 per credit

This fee covers the cost of renovating the Natali Student Center and constructing the addition to that building. Under policy of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s 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 Credits

Cost

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 Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, the cost of operating and maintaining the Natali Student Center is to be paid by student fees.

Academic Support Fee - Fall and Spring Semesters

Type of student

Cost

Graduate PA Resident

$71.70 per credit

Graduate Non-PA Resident

$107.55 per credit

This 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 Credits

Cost

9 or more credits

$158.00

1 to 8 credits

$17.56 per credit

This fee covers the costs of renovating the Herron Recreation and Fitness Center.  Under policy of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, these costs are to be paid by the students. The project was approved in a student referendum.

Transportation Fee

number of credits

Cost

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.

Global Online (100% Online Programs) Costs

Tuition For Online Programs

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

That depends on a number of variables, including whether or not you are a Pennsylvania resident and what program you are taking. Every July, the Board of Governors establishes the 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 at cupbursars@calu.edu or 724-938-4431, or contact Global Online at calugo@calu.edu or 866-595-6348.

For an overview of tuition and 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 and fees by program for Global Online programs, please refer to the Global Online Tuition Calculator.

Summer and Winter College

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2015

TYPE OF STUDENT

COST 

PA Resident

Tuition

$284.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$18.00 per credit (Max. $211.00)

Academic Support Fee

$10.07 per credit (Max. $120.84)

Non-PA Resident

Tuition

$426.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$27.00 per credit (Max. $321.00)

Academic Support Fee

$10.07 per credit (Max. $120.84)

International

Tuition

$554.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$27.00 per credit (Max. $321.00)

Academic Support Fee

$10.07 per credit (Max. $120.84)

Graduate Tuition and Fees 2015

TYPE OF STUDENT

COST 

PA Resident

Tuition

$454.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$24.00 per credit

Academic Support Fee

$15.93 per credit (Max. $143.37)

Non-PA Resident

Tuition

$681.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$36.00 per credit

Academic Support Fee

$15.93 per credit (Max. $143.37)

International

Tuition

$681.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

$36.00 per credit

Academic Support Fee

$15.93 per credit (Max. $143.37)

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