Doctoral–MFA Degrees: Dissertation-Extended Credit Registration

  • Following completion of all course, language, and skill requirements, and of the comprehensive examination requirement where applicable, Doctoral and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students must enroll for at least one credit of dissertation or thesis, or one credit of registration each semester (fall and spring), annually through the graduation of the student or until the time limit is exceeded. For more information, visit the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

    Rates listed are for the 2016–17 school year.

    One Graduate Credit

    In-State

    • Tuition: $483.00
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $26.00 
    • Instructional Fee (Master’s): $76.35
    • Instructional Fee (Doctoral/MFA): $101.80 
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00
    • Transportation Fee: $18.00 (flat fee)
    • Activity Fee: $28.00
    • Wellness Fee: $14.50

    Out-of-State

    • Tuition: $725.00
    • Technology Tuition Fee: $38.00 
    • Instructional Fee (Master’s): $114.45 
    • Instructional Fee (Doctoral/MFA): $152.60
    • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
    • Student Services Fee: $12.00
    • Transportation Fee: $18.00 (flat fee)
    • Activity Fee: $28.00
    • Wellness Fee: $14.50

    Explanation of Fees

    Activity Fee

    The Activity Fee is assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee is mandatory and may only be exempted if the student’s academic course schedule does not require class attendance on campus for the semester. This fee supports the cost of student activities in recreation, athletics, lectures, entertainment, student organizations, student publications, etc. The fee is approved by the Student Cooperative Association Board of Directors. To request an exemption of this fee you must complete the Activity and Wellness Fee Exemption Request Form and e-mail it to bursars-office@iup.edu Forms are also available for completion in the Office of the Bursar in Clark Hall.

    Wellness Fee

    The wellness fee is assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee is mandatory and may only be exempted if the student’s academic course schedule does not require class attendance on the Indiana campus for the semester. The fee is authorized by the IUP Council of Trustees. For more information concerning this fee please visit the Center for Health and Well-Being, which is located in the Suites on Maple and may be reached at 724-357-9355. To request an exemption of this fee you must complete the Activity and Wellness Fee Waiver Request Form and e-mail it to bursars-office@iup.edu. Forms are also available for completion in the Office of the Bursar in Clark Hall.

    Instructional Fee

    The 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

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

    Technology Tuition Fee

    The technology fee is a mandatory fee assessed each semester on a per-credit basis. This fee rate is set by the 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.            

    Transportation Fee

    The transportation fee is a mandatory fee assessed each semester it is charged to all registered students and supports transportation and parking systems.

    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 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, $56.00 in spring/summer, and $30.00 in summer only. 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.