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Tuition and Fees

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

Non-College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

International Guest students in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) who are taking courses outside of LPS (i.e., in other schools of the University such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Penn Nursing) are charged the tuition of that school.

Students who enroll in a full course-load (4 c.u.) outside of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies will be charged the flat undergraduate rate (please note these rates are for the full academic year) for tuition and fees. 

Fall 2018-spring 2019 tuition and fee rates outside the College of Liberal and Professional Studies
(i.e., in other schools of the University such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Penn Nursing)

Course Units
Tuition General Fee Tech Fee
Total
1 $6,282 $618 $104 $7,004

Students enrolling in classes offered at other Schools of the University should coordinate closely with their academic advisors to fully understand the tuition implications. For complete course taking policies please see the International Guest Student Handbook (PDF).

College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

Tuition for College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses taken by International Guest students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses end with a section code between 601 and 606 in the fall and spring. A full listing for each semester can be found in the course guide.

Fall 2018-spring 2019 tuition and fee rate for International Guest Student Program, College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses

Course Units (c.u.)
Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Total
1 $3,212 $300 $104 $3,616

Additional fees

In addition to the tuition and fees listed above, students enrolled in four or more course units will be charged a mandatory clinical fee of $293 per semester. An orientation fee of $335 will apply to students entering the International Guest Student Program in the fall semester.

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. It includes automatic membership in the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.
  • 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.  
  • Orientation fee: The orientation fee covers meals during orientation week and access to orientation activities offered by LPS, Penn Global and New Student Orientation 2018

*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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