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 books, DVDs, and other course materials.

If you are considering a course offered by a Penn State campus other than World Campus, even if it is offered online, you will be charged a different tuition rate and will be assessed the student fee for that location. You can avoid this nonrefundable fee by making sure that the campus for your course is World Campus, when searching for and scheduling courses in LionPATH.

Use the tuition estimator on the World Campus website to view the estimated costs to enroll in a specific program.

Please note: Tuition has been adjusted for the summer 2020 sessions in light of COVID-19 and the fiscal strain it is causing across Pennsylvania and the country. You can use the tuition estimator to find adjusted tuition information for summer 2020 for your program. Note that tuition for courses offered by other campuses may be different than tuition for World Campus courses.