Tuition rates are for the 2018–19 academic year and are assessed every semester of enrollment.
If you are taking fewer than 12 credits per semester: $886 per credit
If you are taking 12 or more credits per semester (flat rate): $10,634
Information Technology Fee
The information technology fee is assessed every semester and is automatically added to your semester bill.
9 or more credits: $252
5 to fewer than 9 credits: $189
Fewer than 5 credits: $86
Paying for Your Certificate
Eligible applicants may submit an application for a scholarship that applies to the four required courses. The Family Literacy Scholarship includes 25% off tuition for the first three courses and 50% off tuition for the fourth course. Applications will be accepted until all scholarships have been awarded. Applications for the scholarship can be found in the Graduate School application.
Additionally, Penn State offers many ways to pay for your education, including an installment plan and third-party payments. Penn State World Campus also offers an Employer Reimbursement and Tuition Deferment Plan. Learn more about the options for paying for your education.
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.