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Penn Summer Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees by Program

Please Note: All tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice. Please note that tuition rates vary depending upon which of Penn’s schools is offering the course.

Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) unless otherwise indicated. Full-time students of the University of Pennsylvania should check with their home school advisor regarding tuition charges, which may vary based on program currently enrolled. Tuition is set by individual schools at the University of Pennsylvania, if the school offering the course is not listed below please consult that school's website for complete tuition information. To identify the school offering a course please refer to the "Primary Program" listing on the Penn Summer website course page. 

Three semester hours are equivalent to 1 CU.

Auditing: An auditor is any individual officially registering for a course through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) and not receiving a letter grade or credit. Auditors and alumni pay the same tuition and fees as students taking a course for credit.

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

Penn Summer Sessions - Undergraduate On-Campus and Online Courses Tuition and Fees

2014 Summer SAS Undergraduate Program
Tuition General Fee
Summer Session I and Summer Session II Courses $3,614/cu $288/session
11-week Summer Session Courses $3,614/cu $288/cu
11-week Summer Session Courses
(for LPS students enrolled in the BA, BFA, Pre-Health Core Studies, and Pre-Health Specialized Studies programs only)
$2,752/cu $238/cu

LPS students currently enrolled in one of the following academic programs will be charged a reduced tuition rate for 11-week undergraduate summer courses (courses with section numbers of 900-909) within the School of Arts and Sciences:

If you do not know your academic program, please consult with your academic advisor or contact the LPS office at 215-898-7326.

Rates listed above are for all students enrolling in summer session courses within the School of Arts and Sciences. Summer courses offered by other schools will have different tuition rates. Please see the appropriate school’s website for further information.

All courses offered online will be charged an additional $150 online course fee. To see a complete list of online courses, please visit the Online Course page.

Wharton School Undergraduate

2014 Summer Wharton School Undergraduate Tuition General Fee
Summer Session I and Summer Session II Courses $5,384/cu $288/session

SEAS Undergraduate

Questions regarding SEAS tuition and fees may be directed to SEAS Office of Academic Programs, (215) 898-7246.

2014 SEAS Course Tuition/CU General Fee Total
Undergraduate Course $3,920.00 $288.00 $4,208.00
Graduate Course $5,544.00 $324.00 $5,868.00

Penn Law

Penn Law Summer Courses Tuition/CU General Fee
LAW 511-920 (3 Credits/1 cu) $4,999 $288.00
LAW 001-920 (non-credit program supplement) $1,000 $0

Penn Summer Tuition Policies

Please carefully read the tuition policies listed below. For more information on Penn Summer tuition please see the Student Financial Services website.

Penn Students

Students currently enrolled in all Schools and Divisions of the University of Pennsylvania may register for Summer Sessions courses. Students should register using the Penn In Touch system, and speak with their home school advisor regarding the selection process.

Payment of Tuition, Fees and Other Charges

  • With the exception of Penn Summer Abroad courses which may have special due dates, all amounts billed are due on the date indicated on the bill. The bill states your charges for tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses. For a complete copy of your student bill please see the Penn.Pay website.
  • Payment may be made in person to the University Cashier in the Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, 9:00am-4:30pm, or by mail.
  • Balances remaining unpaid beyond the due date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5%, which will appear on the next statement.
  • Your current bill is always available online at Penn Portal: www.upenn.edu/pennportal
  • No student will be awarded a degree who has not paid in full all financial obligations to the University. No transcripts will be provided to any student who has not fulfilled financial obligations to the University.
  • When a check for payment of a bill is not honored on presentation to the payer bank, the bill is considered unpaid. As a result, late penalties will be assessed together with a $30 returned-check charge

Tuition Refund Policy

The refund policies listed below apply to all courses except those offered in Penn Summer Abroad and Penn Summer High School Programs.

Full Refund of Tuition and General Fee: Students who officially drop a class via Penn In Touch by the end of the Drop/Add period will receive a full refund of their Tuition and General Fee. The Drop/Add deadline dates are listed in the Calendar.

50% Refund of Tuition: Students who officially drop a class (using the LPS Late Drop form) after the end of the Drop/Add deadline, but before the end of the 50% Late Drop deadline may receive a 50% refund of tuition. The Drop/Add deadline dates are listed in the Calendar.

Withdrawal Process: A student who wishes to withdraw from a course after the end of the 50% Late Drop period, but before the end of the Withdrawal period,  may do so only through submission of a withdrawal form, signed by the course instructor, to LPS. Student will receive a grade of "W" on the official transcript. No refund of tuition or fees is available. No withdrawals will be permitted after the deadlines listed on the Calendar.

Illness: A student who withdraws because of illness should consult the LPS student handbook for policies.

Cancelled Courses: The University reserves the right to withdraw or change any course. If a College of Liberal and Professional Studies course is cancelled or rescheduled to a time during which the student is unable to attend, all tuition and fees will be refunded.

Financial Aid

Credits for financial aid will appear on the bill, after the Add/Drop period for each session. If they do not appear on the bill and no explanation is given, contact the Student Financial Information Center, 100 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, 215.898.1988. For information about the Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit, please visit the Penn Employee section of this site.