Cal U Tuition

At California University of Pennsylvania, we're committed to making a high-quality education accessible to you and your family. Your tuition and fees to attend Cal U will depend on various factors, including where you reside, your student level (undergraduate or graduate), delivery method of your courses (on campus or online) and your status (full time or part time). 

Tuition is set by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

Tuition bills are sent to students from the Office of Student Accounts at Cal U at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact the Office of Student Accounts.

Undergraduate Costs

2017-2018

Undergraduate Tuition
Per Semester

Undergraduate Tuition (Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

12 to 18 credits

$3,746.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$312.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit less than 12

$312.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$312.00

Undergraduate Tuition (Non-Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

12 to 18 credits

$5,619.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$468.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit less than 12

$468.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$468.00

International Students

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

for 12 to 18 credits

$7,305.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$609.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit
(less than 12)

$609.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$609.00

Distance Education Students

Type of Student

Minimum
Per Credit

Nonresidential Undergraduate

$319.00

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

Undergraduate Fees
Per Semester

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 2017-2018 academic year. 

PA State System of Higher Education Technology Fee

Type of Student

Cost

PA Resident

 

Full -Time (12 to 18 Credits)

$232.00

Per Credit

$20.00

Non PA Resident

 

Full-Time (12 to 18 Credits)

$353.00

Per Credit

$30.00

International

 

Full-Time (12 to 18 Credits)

$353.00

Per Credit

$30.00

 

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

$300.00 flat fee

1 to  11 credits

$25.00 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

$176.00 flat fee

1 to 11 credits

$14.67 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:

$33.20 per credit

Undergraduate Non-PA Residents:

$49.80 per credit

Undergraduate-International

$63.90 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.

Herron Recreation and Fitness Center Operations and Maintenance Fee

Number of Credits Cost
12 or more credits $27.00 flat fee
1-11 credits $2.25 per credit

This fee will cover operational expenses of the facility, such as equipment upgrades and purchases.

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

2017-2018

Graduate Tuition
Per Semester

Graduate Tuition (Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Cost

Graduate Student

$500.00 per credit

Graduate Tuition (Non-Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Cost

Graduate Student

$750.00 per credit

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

Graduate Fees
Per Semester

Graduate Program Rates and Fee Descriptions for 2017-2018

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 Office of Student Accounts at 724-938-4431 or e-mail studentaccounts@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 2017-2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Tuition Technology Fee

Type of Student

Cost

Graduate PA Resident

$27.00 per credit

Graduate Non-PA Resident

$39.00 per credit

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

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

$185.00 flat fee

1- 8 credits

$20.56 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 flat fee

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

$176.00 flat fee

1 to 8 credits

$19.56 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

$79.05  per credit

Graduate Non-PA Resident

$118.35 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 flat fee

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.

Herron Recreation and Fitness Center Operations & Maintenance Fee

Number of Credits Cost
9 or more credits $27.00 flat fee
1-8 credits $3.00 per credit

This fee will cover operational expenses of the facility, such as equipment upgrades and purchases.

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

2017-2018

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 Office of Student Accounts. For questions about payment or tuition, you may contact the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@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

Winter 2017 - Summer 2018

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

 

TYPE OF STUDENT

 

COST 

PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$312.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$20.00 per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$33.20  per credit

Non-PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$468.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$30.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$49.80  per credit

International

   

Tuition

 

$609.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$30.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$63.90  per credit

Graduate Tuition and Fees

 

TYPE OF STUDENT

 

COST 

PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$500.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$27.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$79.05  per credit

Non-PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$750.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$39.00   per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$118.35 per credit

International

   

Tuition

 

$750.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$39.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 
Global Online Tuition and Fees
 

We understand that your ability to finance your education is one of the key factors in determining when, how and where you will pursue your degree. Our Online Tuition and Fees Calculator is a valuable tool that can help you create a basic estimate for your tuition and fees as a 100% Global Online student. Please visit our financial aid page to discover how financial aid can make college more affordable for you. Please note that the calculations are solely based on the information you provide. Costs associated with books and additional supplies are not included. Estimates are available for resident, non-resident and military personnel (active duty, veteran and dependents).  All tuition rates are subject to change effective July 1 of each year. For specific information about your tuition and fees, contact the Global Online Office by email at calugo@calu.edu, or call 724-938-5958 or 1-866-595-6348.


DISCLAIMER: This calculation is for those enrolled in Cal U’s 100% Global Online programs only and is solely based on the information you input. It does not include the costs associated with books and additional supplies.

 Financial  Aid

Approximately 90% of all of Cal U students receive some sort of financial aid. We work with students and families to find the right resources to make a Cal U education a reality. Financial aid options include scholarships, need-based grants, work-study, loans based on a family's ability to pay, payment plans and other financing programs.

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Costs

Basic costs for most students include tuition, fees, University housing and your meal plan. Costs vary depending on the choices you make, such as the academic program you want or the room and board option you select. The average cost to attend Cal U for an undergraduate student who is enrolled for 12-18 credits per semester, lives in University housing and is a resident of Pennsylvania is $20,232.40.

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