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The College of Liberal and Professional Studies staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. Penn is committed to maintaining a safe campus and workplace for faculty, students, staff, and visitors. While we are not onsite, we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or lps@sas.upenn.edu.

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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.) rate based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for each class taken by Non-Traditional Graduate program student is billed at the rates listed in the table below.

Summer 2020-Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates
for Non-Traditional Graduate Studies

The rates listed below will be effective summer 2020 through spring 2021. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Course Units Tuition General Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $7,282 $430 N/A $7,712
2 $14,564 $860 N/A $15,424
3 $21,846 $1,726 $315 $23,887
4 $29,128 $1,726 $315 $31,169

Fee definitions

  • General fee: The general fee is assessed to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and directly funds Penn’s non-instructional student support services. The General Fee for full-time students provides them with full access to a wide variety of services and resources, including counseling and wellness, multicultural resource centers, student activities, recreation and fitness, career services, learning support, and much more.
  • Clinical fee: The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in three or more course units and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.
  • Recreation fee: The recreation fee is incorporated into the General Fee for full-time students. It includes automatic membership in the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, the University's fitness center.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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