Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Here are tuition costs for undergraduate students at California University of Pennsylvania for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Tuition and fees are established by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

See Undergraduate Costs below for your tuition and fees: Start by finding the information that matches your undergraduate student type (full time or part time, Summer/Special Session, or distance education), where you reside (in Pennsylvania, out-of-state or international) and the number of credits you expect to complete per semester. 

Students who attend Cal U's Summer or Winter College should check tuition and fees in the separate category below.

In addition to tuition, your Cal U 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. Check below for a list of (per semester) fees for undergraduate students attending Cal U during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Bills are mailed to each student's permanent address from the Office of Student Accounts at Cal U at the beginning of each semester. All remaining bills for the term are delivered by e-bill via VIP, the Vulcan Information Portal. For more information, visit Office of Student Accounts & Billing.

 

Undergraduate Costs

2019-2020

Undergraduate Tuition
Per Semester

Undergraduate Tuition (Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

12 to 18 credits

$3,858.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$322.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit less than 12

$322.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$322.00

Undergraduate Tuition (Non-Pennsylvania Residents)

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

12 to 18 credits

$5,787.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$482.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit less than 12

$482.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$482.00

International Students

Type of Student

Number of Credits

Cost per
Semester

Full-time Undergraduate

for 12 to 18 credits

$7,523.00

Full-time Undergraduate

for each additional credit

$629.00

Part-time Undergraduate

for each credit
(less than 12)

$629.00

Summer/Special Session Students

for each credit

$629.00

Distance Education Students

Type of Student

Minimum
Per Credit

Nonresidential Undergraduate

$328.00

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 2019-2020 academic year. 

PA State System of Higher Education Technology Fee

Type of Student

Cost

PA Resident

 

Full -Time (12 to 18 Credits)

$239.00

Per Credit

$20.00

Non PA Resident

 

Full-Time (12 to 18 Credits)

$364.00

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:

$34.20 per credit

Undergraduate Non-PA Residents:

$51.20 per credit

Undergraduate-International

$65.90 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.

Summer and Winter College

Winter 2019 - Summer 2020

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

 

TYPE OF STUDENT

 

COST 

PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$322.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$20.00 per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$34.20  per credit

Non-PA Resident

   

Tuition

 

$482.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$30.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$51.20  per credit

International

   

Tuition

 

$629.00 per credit

PA Technology Fee

 

$30.00  per credit

Academic Support Fee

 

$65.90  per credit


Global Online (100% Online Programs) Costs

2019-2020

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.