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 are enrolled in and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for online applied geosciences courses taken by degree students, certificate students, and individual course-takers is billed at the rates listed in the table below. Additional taxes may apply to participants who make payment from certain jurisdictions outside the United States. Where applicable, such taxes will be billed separately after enrollment.

The rates listed below will be effective fall 2024 through spring 2025. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units Tuition Online Services Fee Total
1 $4,670 $156 $4,826
2 $9,340 $312 $9,652
3 $14,010 $468 $14,478
4 $18,680 $624 $19,304

Applied Geosciences Program courses end with a section code of 690 in the fall and spring. In summer, the courses end with section code 990.

Fee definition

  • Online services fee: This fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential services as a library system and student services.

For more information about obtaining institutional or financial aid information, visit Penn’s Student Registration and Financial Services website.

*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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