Tuition & Fees

Tuition for each class taken by MLA students is billed at the special MLA rate below. These rates will be effective Summer 2013 through Spring 2014. Tuition is based upon your matriculation in the program and not based upon the course.

Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) unless otherwise indicated. Three semester hours are equivalent to 1 CU.

All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

2013-2014 Rates for MLA and M.Phil. Students

CUs Tuition General

Fee Definitions

General Fee - The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential facilities as a large library system, museums and institutes, and special laboratories. A general fee is charged for each session in which a student enrolls.

Clinical Fee - The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in 3 or more c.u.s and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.

Financial Aid

Limited guaranteed student loans are available for students taking at least two courses per semester. Fellowship aid is not available. To receive more information, contact Graduate/Professional Student Counseling at the University's Graduate Financial Aid Office. Questions may be directed to them at:

100 Franklin Building
University of Pennsylvania
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6270

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Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The College of Liberal and Professional Studies is one of many schools/programs at Penn which are participating in the Yellow Ribbon program by designating institutional funds to support qualified applicants. Details about Penn's participation in the program can be found here:


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