Tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program in which you are enrolled and the number of course units for which you register. The table below shows tuition charges by school.
Full-time Penn students: Check with your home school regarding your course selection process and tuition charges, as these may vary based on the school where you are currently enrolled. To register for Penn Summer Sessions courses, use PennPortal. No application or enrollment form is needed.
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.
School of Arts and Sciences
|11-week Summer Session||$4,566/c.u.*||$392/c.u.|
|Summer Session I and Summer Session II||$4,566/c.u.||$392/session|
School of Medicine – ANAT 513-517 to 513-519
|11-week Summer Session||$4,566/c.u.*||$392/c.u.|
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
|Summer Session I and Summer Session II||$4,936/c.u.*||$392/session|
Questions regarding School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) tuition and fees may be directed to Research and Academic Services Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Design
|Undergraduate and Graduate
|All Summer Sessions||
Questions regarding PennDesign tuition and fees may be directed to the PennDesign Registrar (email@example.com)
|Tuition||General Fee||Technology Fee|
Questions regarding tuition and fees may be directed to Penn Law Student Affairs: (215) 898-7491.
|Summer Session I and Summer Session II||$5,550/c.u.*||$392/session|
Penn Summer Sessions tuition policies
Please carefully read the tuition policies detailed below. For more information on Penn Summer Sessions tuition, please see the Student Financial Services (SFS) website.
- All amounts billed for Penn Summer Sessions courses 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, or to view your current charges, open the financial information tab within PennPortal.
- To expedite payment processing while the University is operating remotely, SRFS strongly recommends that families submit payments electronically using Penn.Pay. Any payments sent via postal mail will experience delayed processing. Visit Penn’s Student Registration and Financial Services website for more information.
- Balances remaining unpaid beyond the due date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5%, which will appear on the next statement.
- When a check for payment of a bill is not honored on presentation to the payer’s 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 Penn Summer Sessions courses only. Any other policies about other Penn Summer Sessions courses can be found on the main Tuition and Fees page.
- Full refund of tuition and general fees: Students who officially drop a class via PennPortal by the end of the add/drop period will receive a full refund of their tuition and general fee. The add/drop deadline dates are listed in the calendar.
- 50% refund of tuition: Students who officially drop a class with the late drop form (PDF) after the end of the add/drop deadline, but before the end of the 50% late drop deadline, may receive a 50% refund of tuition. The add/drop deadline dates are listed in the calendar.
- Withdrawal process: Any 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 by submitting a withdrawal form (PDF) that has been signed by the course instructor. The 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 deadline listed on the calendar.
- Illness: A student who withdraws because of illness should consult the student handbook (PDF) for policies.
- Canceled courses: The University reserves the right to cancel or change any course. If a Penn Summer Sessions course is canceled or rescheduled to a time during which the student is unable to attend, all tuition and fees will be refunded.
Current Penn students should contact Student Financial Services regarding financial aid for Penn Summer Session courses.
Visiting undergraduate students and Penn alumni are encouraged to contact their home institution for questions about summer financial aid. The University of Pennsylvania does not make financial aid available to students enrolled in non-degree programs. Students may visit the Penn Student Financial Services website to identify alternative loan providers.
For non-local high school students, The University of Pennsylvania does not make financial aid available to students in its high school programs. Students enrolled in a School District of Philadelphia school or a public charter school in the City of Philadelphia are eligible to apply for the Penn Summer High School Scholarship for financial assistance.
International students who are already enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the fall semester of 2020 are encouraged to contact their home institution for questions about summer financial aid. The University of Pennsylvania does not make financial aid available to students enrolled in non-degree programs. Students may visit the Penn Student Financial Services website to identify alternative loan providers.
Penn employees should visit Human Resources’ benefits page for complete details on tuition assistance.
Working professionals not affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania should contact their human resources department for complete details on tuition assistance programs in their organizations.