Costs - Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Tuition rates are for the 2013–14 academic year and are assessed every semester of enrollment.

  • If you are taking less than 12 credits per semester: $761 per credit
  • If you are taking 12 or more credits per semester (flat rate): $9,135

Info Technology Fee:


The information technology fee is assessed each semester and is automatically added to your semester bill in eLion.

  • 9 or more credits: $248
  • 5 to less than 9 credits: $186
  • Less than 5 credits: $84

Paying for Your Certificate

Students pursuing a certificate are considered “nondegree,” a status that is not eligible for federal student aid, including the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program. However, a deferred payment plan is available through the Penn State Bursar. You may also want to consider a private, alternative loan.

Students pursuing a degree and meeting all other eligibility requirements may qualify for financial aid. To see which degrees might be similar to this certificate, view the Related Programs list featured in the Summary box on the program “Overview” page.