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Doctoral–M.F.A. 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 (M.F.A.) 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 2013–2014 school year.

One Graduate Credit

In-State

  • Tuition: $442.00
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $21.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (Master’s): $69.45 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (Doctoral/M.F.A.): $92.60 per credit
  • Registration Fee: $32.00
  • Student Services Fee: $9.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00

Out-of-State

  • Tuition: $663.00
  • Technology Tuition Fee: $31.00 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (Master’s): $104.10 per credit
  • Instructional Fee (Doctoral/M.F.A): $138.80 per credit
  • Registration Fee: $32.00
  • Student Services Fee: $9.00 per credit
  • Transportation Fee: $18.00

Explanation of Fees

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, including Summer terms, 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.

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.

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.

  • 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.