Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition rates are for the 2019–20 academic year and are assessed every semester of enrollment.

If you have 59 or fewer credits:

  • If you are taking fewer than 12 credits per semester: $576 per credit*
  • If you are taking 12 or more credits per semester (flat rate): $6,994*

If you have 60 or more credits:

  • If you are taking fewer than 12 credits per semester: $617 per credit*
  • If you are taking 12 or more credits per semester (flat rate): $7,549*

*includes information technology fee

Note: Starting with the Spring 2020 semester, Penn State will eliminate the information technology fee as a separate line item on the student bill and instead incorporate the fee as part of the tuition rate. This action will not impact overall cost.

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.