Tuition rates are for the 2017–18 academic year and are assessed every semester of enrollment.
If you are taking fewer than 12 credits per semester: $930 per credit
If you are taking 12 or more credits per semester (flat rate): $11,160
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
Students pursuing a certificate are considered "nondegree," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid, including the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program. Some students have received sponsorship or reimbursement from their employers. Or you may want to consider a private alternative loan. Depending on your tax situation, you may qualify for an education credit on your tax return for certain out-of-pocket educational expenses. Please consult your tax professional to determine if this benefit applies to you.
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 related to this certificate, view the Related Programs list featured in the Summary box on the program "Overview" page.