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Tuition Reduction Request

Many majors will require courses not offered through LPS, and students may wish to fulfill the Foreign Language Requirement with a language not offered through LPS. In such cases, students will need to enroll in courses offered through the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) or the Penn Language Center (PLC), which are usually billed at a higher tuition rate. Tuition Reduction is offered to LPS students who submit the Tuition Reduction Request form by the published deadline for each SAS or PLC undergraduate course meeting all qualifying criteria below. The bill for approved courses will be reduced to the LPS tuition rate. Students are strongly advised to submit their TRRs as early as possible before the start of classes, and seek clarification from the LPS Advisor regarding eligibility.

IMPORTANT NOTE: SAS and LPS graduate-level courses above 599, and ALL courses offered through other schools at Penn (such as Wharton, Nursing, Engineering, etc.) are NOT eligible for tuition reduction under any circumstances, regardless of use toward major requirements. Students enrolled in such courses are responsible for the tuition rates of the division offering the course.

In order to identify courses offered by other schools or divisions of Penn, check the section number of the course. LPS undergraduate courses billed at the discounted rate can be identified by the following section numbers:

  • Fall and Spring: -601 through -609
  • Summer: -900 through -909

Courses with section numbers other than above are billed at the rate of the school or division offering the course. Students must submit a Tuition Reduction Request form by the published deadline (See LPS Calendar) for each SAS or PLC course meeting ALL below qualifying criteria.

Qualifying Criteria for Major Requirements:

  • The student is matriculated into the LPS BA Program.
  • The student is an officially declared major, OR, is completing specifically designated pre-requisite courses necessary to gain entry to the major.
  • The course is an SAS or PLC course required of the major, and not offered by LPS.
  • The SAS or PLC course number does not go beyond the 599 level.
  • The student had their major advisor insert the course into the major worksheet in Penn InTouch to verify its use toward a major requirement.
  • The student submitted an electronic TRR for each course before the published deadline.

Qualifying Criteria for Foreign Language Requirements:

  • The student is matriculated into the LPS BA Program.
  • The student is using the course toward the Foreign Language Requirement.
  • The course is an SAS or PLC course.
  • The student submitted an electronic TRR for each course before the published deadline.

Please Note:

  • TRR approval does not imply permit or successful registration into a course.
  • Students are strongly advised to submit forms as early as possible before classes begin. Students submitting requests after the start of classes, or who have not yet received an approval or denial email in response to the request, should consult with the LPS advisor to verify eligibility.
  • Incomplete or late forms will not be considered.
  • Adjustments for approved tuition reductions will appear to the bill subsequent to the first drop/add deadline of each semester.
  • Courses offered through Penn divisions outside the School of Arts and Sciences are NOT eligible for tuition reduction, regardless of use in the Major.
  • Graduate-level courses numbered 600 and above are NOT eligible for tuition reduction, regardless of use in the Major.
  • With the exception of the Foreign Language Requirement, courses used to fulfill Foundational, Sector, or Free Electives are NOT eligible for tuition reduction.
  • Courses chosen to accommodate personal scheduling conflicts are not eligible for tuition reduction.
  • The major advisor authorizes use of a course toward entry to, or credit toward the Major; LPS authorizes eligibility for tuition reduction.


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