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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 2020 through spring 2021. Summer tuition information is available on the Penn Summer tuition page.

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

College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

Tuition for College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) courses taken by Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.

Tuition and Fee Rates for Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs, College of Liberal and Professional Studies Courses

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Program Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $3,472 $326 $112 $150 N/A $4,060
2 $6,944 $652 $224 $150 N/A $7,970
3 $10,416 $978 $336 $150 N/A $11,880
4 $13,888 $2,677 $448 $150 $315 $17.478

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Program Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $3,340 $281 $112 $150 N/A $3,883
2 $6,680 $562 $224 $150 N/A $7,616
3 $10,020 $843 $336 $150 N/A $11,349
4 $13,360 $2,311 $448 $150 $315 $16,584

Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units Tuition General Fee Tech Fee Program Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $3,472 $326 $112 $150 N/A $4,060
2 $6,944 $652 $224 $150 N/A $7,970
3 $10,416 $978 $336 $150 N/A $11,880
4 $13,888 $2,677 $448 $150 $315 $17.478

College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses end with a section code between 601 and 606 in the fall and spring. In summer, LPS courses end with section codes of 900 to 909.

Non-College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition

Pre-Health Programs students who are taking courses outside of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies (i.e., in other schools of the University such as the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the School of Nursing or the College of Arts and Sciences) are charged the tuition of that school.

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 Outside the College of Liberal and Professional Studies

Summer 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

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

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fee Rates

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

Spring 2021 Tuition and Fee Rates

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

Students enrolling in classes offered at other schools of the University should coordinate closely with their program director and academic advisors to fully understand the tuition implications. For complete course taking policies please see the Pre-Health Programs Student Handbook (PDF).

If you have a course scheduling conflict and need to take a day class not offered by LPS, you may qualify for a course-conflict cost adjustment.

Fee definitions

  • Program fee: The program fee supports activities and events specific to the Pre-Health Programs.
  • 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 Course fee: The online course fee ($150) is required for students enrolled in an online or hybrid course and covers additional services associated with those courses.

*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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