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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. The rates listed below will be effective fall 2018 through spring 2019. Summer tuition information is available on the Penn Summer tuition page.

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

College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

Tuition for College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) courses taken by Classical Studies post-baccalaureate students are billed at the rates listed in the table below. 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Tuition and Fee Rate for Classical Studies Post-Baccalaureate Program, College of Liberal and Professional Studies Courses

Course Units Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $3,212 $300 $104 N/A $3,616
2 $6,424 $600 $208 N/A $7,232
3 $9,636 $900 $312 N/A $10,848
4 $12,848 $2,469 $416 $293 $16,026

College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses end with a section code between 601 and 606 in the fall and spring. In summer, LPS courses end with section codes of 900 to 909.

Non-College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

Classical Studies post-baccalaureate students who are taking courses outside of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (i.e., in other schools of the University such as the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Nursing or the College of Arts and Sciences) are charged the tuition of that school. 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Tuition and Fee Rates outside the College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Course Units (c.u.) Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Total
1 $6,282 $618 $104 $7,004

Students enrolling in classes offered at other Schools in the University should coordinate closely with their Program Director to fully understand the tuition implications. 

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.
  • Technology fee: The technology fee covers all the public computing labs, networking access and a host of other computing services and local support.
  • Clinical fee: The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in four or more course units and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.
  • Recreation fee: Effective Fall 2017, the recreation fee is incorporated into the general fee for full-time students. It includes automatic membership in the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.

*Academic credit (PDF) 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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