Costs and Financial Aid

Graduate Tuition

2020–21 Academic Year Rates
How many credits do you plan to take per semester? Cost
11 or fewer $951 per credit
12 or more (full-time credit load) $11,412

Tuition rates are for the 2020–21 academic year and are assessed every semester of enrollment.

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. A private alternative loan may be an option to consider.

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 on the program "Overview" page.

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