Tuition

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

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. 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 in the Summary box on the program "Overview" page.