Tuition and Costs

Your World Campus tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register.

In addition to the cost per credit, you are responsible for indirect costs such as textbooks and other course materials.

Note that for summer semester courses, if you take a course offered by a Penn State campus other than World Campus, even if it is offered online, you may be charged a different tuition rate and will be assessed the student fee for that location. You can avoid this nonrefundable fee by searching for and scheduling only World Campus courses in LionPATH.

Find more information about the estimated costs to enroll in a specific program

To view the detailed list of cost of attendance elements, select “World Campus” as the location on the tuition site.

Additional Tuition and Costs Resources

Tuition Adjustment
Tuition adjustment policy for dropping courses or withdrawing and financial aid impacts
Information about how and when students might receive a refund