Distance Education

  • Rates listed are for the 2016–17 school year.

    In-State Tuition and Mandatory Fees

    Undergraduate

    • Tuition: $281.00 per credit
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $19.00 per credit
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee: $32.10 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $15.00 per credit

    Graduate

    • Tuition: $483.00 per credit
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $26.00 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee (Master’s): $76.35 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee (Doctoral): $101.80 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit

    Out-of-State Tuition and Mandatory Fees

    Undergraduate

    • Tuition: $347.00 per credit (12–18)
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $29.00 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee: $78.30 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $15.00 per credit

    Graduate

    • Tuition: $555.00 per credit
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $38.00 per credit.
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee (Master’s): $114.45 per credit
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee (Doctoral): $152.60 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit

    Differential Graduate Tuition Degree Programs

    Programs charged 5 percent above the graduate tuition rate:

    • PhD in Communications Media and Instructional Technology
    • PhD in English/Composition and TESOL
    • PhD in Criminology*
    • PhD in Safety Sciences*
    • PhD in English/Literature and Criticism*
    • DEd in Administrative and Leadership Studies
    • DEd in Curriculum and Instruction
    • MBA/Executive Track
    • MA in Criminology
    • MA in English/TESOL
    • MS in Nursing
    • MS in Safety Sciences
    • MS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education*
    • MS in Sport Science

    Programs charged 10 percent above the graduate tuition rate:

    • PhD in Nursing
    • PhD in Administrative and Leadership Studies offered at Dixon University Center
    • PsyD in Clinical Psychology

    *Effective fall 2014

    In-State Differential Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

    • Tuition: $483.00 per credit
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $26.00 per credit
    • Tuition Differential 5% (tuition + technology fee x 5%): $25.45 per credit
    • Tuition Differential 10% (tuition + technology fee x 10%): $50.90 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee, Master’s (tuition + technology fee + 5% differential fee x 15%): $80.17 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee, Doctoral (tuition + technology fee + 5% differential fee x 20%): $106.89 per credit
    • Off-Campus Instructional Fee, Doctoral 10% (tuition + technology fee + 10% differential fee x 20%): $111.98 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit

    Out-of-State Differential Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

    • Tuition: $555.00 per credit
    • Tuition Technology Fee: $38.00
    • Tuition Differential 5% (tuition + technology fee x 5%): $38.15 per credit
    • Tuition Differential 10% (tuition + technology fee x 10%): $76.30 per credit
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee, Master’s 5% (tuition + technology fee + 5% differential fee x 15%): $120.17 per credit
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee, Doctoral 5% (tuition + technology fee + 5% differential fee x 20%): $160.23 per credit
    • Off-campus Instructional Fee, Doctoral 10% (tuition + technology fee + 10% differential fee x 20%): $167.86 per credit
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit

    Please Note: Undergraduate, non-resident, distance education students taking all online courses that reach a total of 12 credits will be assessed $4,162.00 tuition. Graduate students will be assessed per-credit tuition and fees.

    Explanation of Fees

    Off-campus Instructional Fee

    The off-campus instructional fee is assessed each semester based on a per-credit rate based on BOG policy 1989-05-A. The revenue is used for instructional services, materials, and equipment, as well as maintenance of buildings and grounds.

    Registration Fee

    A registration fee is assessed each semester and is mandatory for all students.

    Technology Tuition Fee

    The technology tuition fee is a mandatory fee assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. The fee rate is set by Pennsylvania Board of Governors (BOG). Only exemptions approved by the BOG and/or negotiated by the employee bargaining units will apply. The technology fee revenue is used for academic or instructional technology as a direct benefit for students to help them to achieve the learning objectives of their academic programs. This fee covers items such as student computer laboratories, specialized software, hardware, databases, and licensing fees.

    Student Service Fee

    The fee is a mandatory fee assessed on a per-credit basis each semester and is used to support programming and services related to the overall student experience for both the undergraduate and graduate students.

    Additional Fees for International Students Only

    Evacuation and Repatriation Fee

    This fee must be paid by all international students. This fee is $42.50 in the fall and $56.00 in spring/summer. Students registered for summer only will be assessed $30.00. This fee is not refundable.

    Immigration Fee

    Following the September 11, 2001, tragedies and the implementation of the U.S. Patriot Act, international offices across the USA are required to provide more detailed and frequent immigration information related to all international students, visitors, and their dependents. A $75 fee will be assessed each academic semester to all registered international students. Funds generated will be used to support personnel and operating costs associated with these mandatory reporting requirements. This fee is not refundable.