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 Master of Liberal Arts and Master of Philosophy students is billed at the rates listed in the table below.
The rates listed below will be effective Summer 2022 through Spring 2023. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
Tuition and Fee Rates for MLA and MPhil Courses
Summer 2022 Tuition and Fee Rates
|Tuition (per c.u.)||General Fee (per Semester)*|
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 Tuition and Fee Rates
|Course Units||Tuition||General Fee*||Clinical Fee||Total|
*Please note that the general fee is charged per semester in summer and per c.u. in fall/spring.
- General fee: A 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: This mandatory fee is assessed to all students and supports Penn Wellness services, including Campus Health, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Health Service, and the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs.