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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Rates listed are for the 2014–2015 school year.

In-State Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  • Tuition: $454.00 per credit
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $24.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (master’s): $71.70 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (doctoral): $95.60 per credit
  • Activity Fee: $19.20 per credit (maximum $172.80)
  • Registration Fee: $32.00
  • Student Welfare and Safety Fee: $46.00
  • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  • Tuition: $681.00 per credit
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $36.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (master’s): $107.55 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (doctoral): $143.40 per credit
  • Activity Fee: $19.20 per credit (maximum $172.80)
  • Registration Fee: $32.00
  • Student Welfare and Safety Fee: $46.00
  • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00

Differential Graduate Tuition Degree Programs

Programs charged at 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 at 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: $454.00 per credit
  • Tuition Differential 5% (tuition + tech fee x 5%): $23.90 per credit
  • Tuition Differential 10% (tuition + tech fee x 10%): $47.80 per credit
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $24.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Master’s 5% (tuition + tech fee + 5% hd fee x 15%): $75.29 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Doctoral 5% (tuition + tech fee + 5% hd fee x 20%): $100.38 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Doctoral 10% (tuition + tech fee + 10% hd fee x 20%): $105.16 per credit
  • Activity Fee: $19.20 per credit (maximum $172.80)
  • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
  • Student Welfare and Safety Fee: $46.00 (flat fee)
  • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00 (flat fee)

Out-of-State Differential Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees

  • Tuition: $681.00 per credit
  • Tuition Differential 5% (tuition + technology fee x 5%): $35.85 per credit
  • Tuition Differential 10% (tuition + tech fee x 10%): $71.70 per credit
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $36.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Master’s 5% (tuition + tech fee + 5% hd fee x 15%): $112.93 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Doctoral 5% (tuition + tech fee + 5% hd fee x 20%): $150.57 per credit
  • Instructional Fee, Doctoral 10% (tuition + tech fee + 10% hd fee x 20%): $157.74 per credit
  • Activity Fee: $19.20 per credit (maximum $172.80)
  • Registration Fee: $32.00 (flat fee)
  • Student Welfare and Safety Fee: $46.00 (flat fee)
  • Student Services Fee: $12.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00 (flat fee)

Important Notes:

  1. All graduate student will be assessed at a per-credit rate.
  2. Students are charged tuition and fees based upon the student level at which they are admitted. Therefore, if you are a graduate student taking undergraduate credits, you will be assessed at the graduate tuition rate.
  3. Residency reclassification questions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Clark Hall, third floor, 724-357-2217.
  4. Distance Education students will be charged at a per-credit rate.

Explanation of Fees

Activity Fee

This fee is collected from all students and administered through the Student Cooperative Association under regulations approved by the Council of Trustees. This fee covers the cost of student activities in athletics, lectures, entertainment, student publications, etc. The Activity Fee is payable in one sum for the semester. This fee is mandatory and can only be waived or reduced under certain conditions which are outlined in the Activity Fee Policy.

Wellness Fee and Student Welfare and Safety Fee

This is a mandatory university fee assessed to all students. For more information concerning this fee, please visit the Center for Health and Well-Being. It is located in the Suites on Maple and can be reached at 724-357-9355.

If you believe you are eligible for a health fee waiver, please check eligibility requirements. The health fee waiver must be completed on URSA.

Instructional Fee

Instructional fee revenue is used for purchase of library books and periodicals, equipment, and other instruction needs and programs. In addition, the fee covers building maintenance and repair projects.

Registration Fee

A registration fee of $32 per semester is assessed to all students.

Technology Tuition Fee

Technology tuition 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

A fee of $18 is charged to all registered students in an effort to address parking issues on campus and to improve transportation systems available to students. Increased bus service will be provided beginning fall 2007. All students attending main, Punxsutawney, or Northpointe campuses will be required to pay regardless of their use of the transport systems.

Student Service Fee

Student Service Fee is used to support programming and services supporting the out-of-classroom experience for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Late Registration Fee

Continuing students will be assessed a late registration fee if their initial registration for the following term (fall or spring only) occurs during the following timeframe:

  • $100 will be assessed if the initial semester registration occurs after the last day of the current semester.
  • $200 will be assessed if the initial registration occurs on or after the first day of classes for the following semester.

Note: The late registration fee does not apply to adding or dropping classes.

Exemptions from Late Registration Fee

New students, transfer students, and readmitted students are exempt from this fee their first term of readmission.

Fee only applies to fall and spring semesters (no summer).

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 reporting requirements. This fee is not refundable.

  • Bursar’s Office
  • Clark Hall, Lobby
    1090 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2207
  • Fax: 724-357-5578
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.