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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.) rate*. Courses are offered at different rates based on the school or program that offers the course. See below for detailed tuition rates per school. Most courses at Penn are one course unit, which is equal to four credit hours at another university.

The rates listed below will be effective fall 2020 through spring 2021. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Please contact the Penn Alumni Program team with any questions regarding tuition rates at (215) 898-7326 or e-mail lps@sas.upenn.edu.

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

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

COURSE UNITS TUITION GENERAL FEE TECH FEE CLINICAL FEE TOTAL
1 $3,340 $281 $112 N/A $3,733
2 $6,680 $562 $224 N/A $7,466
3 $10,020 $842 $336 N/A $11,199
4 $13,360 $2,311 $448 $315 $16,434

Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates

COURSE UNITS TUITION GENERAL FEE TECH FEE CLINICAL FEE TOTAL
1 $3,472 $326 $112 N/A $3,910
2 $6,944 $652 $224 N/A $7,820
3 $10,416 $978 $336 N/A $11,730
4 $13,888 $2,677 $448 $315 $17,328

In fall and spring, LPS courses end with a section code between 601 and 606.

See all LPS courses >

 

Penn Alumni Program students who are taking courses outside of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (daytime courses in the College, as well as other schools in the University such as the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Nursing, etc.) pay the non-LPS rate.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units (c.u.) Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Total
1 $6,530 $578 $112 $7,220

Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units (c.u.) Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Total
1 $6,786 $670 $112 $7,568

Summer tuition varies based on the school where you take classes.

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Tuition for Penn LPS Online courses taken by Penn Alumni Program students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.

Students enrolled in courses through Penn LPS Online should refer to the Penn LPS Online academic calendar for important dates and deadlines. 

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

COURSE UNIT (C.U.) TUITION ONLINE
GENERAL FEE
TOTAL
1 c.u. $2,250 per c.u. $136 per c.u.  $2,386

Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates

COURSE UNIT (C.U.) TUITION ONLINE
GENERAL FEE
TOTAL
1 c.u. $2,296 per c.u. $136 per c.u.  $2,432

Fee definitions

  • 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.
  • Technology fee: This fee assists with the cost of computer labs and technological services.
  • 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. In 2020-2021, the fee also funds public health efforts essential for protecting the Penn community against the spread of COVID-19, including contact tracing.
  • Online general fee: The online general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential services as a large library system and student services.

*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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