Frequently Asked Questions about the Per-Credit Tuition Model

  • Domestic Out-of-State Undergraduate Students

    Beginning with the Fall 2018 term, domestic out-of-state undergraduate students, (US students that do not live in Pennsylvania) will be charged for tuition on a per-credit basis. This per-credit tuition rate will be 145% of IUP ‘s in-state undergraduate tuition rate (currently the BOG approved in-state undergraduate rate discounted by 1%).

    Currently, domestic out-of-state undergraduate students pay tuition rates of 170% or 250% of the in-state undergraduate rate, but paid a flat full-time rate as established by the Board of Governors when they registered for 12-18 credits.

    The following charts show the impact of this change based on approved tuition rates updated by the per-credit pilot discount (going from 4% to 1%):

    Comparison of per-credit tuition rates based on 145% and 250%
    Number of Credits 145% Out-of-State Rate ($463/credit) 250% Out-of-State Rate ($798/Credit)+FT Rate Difference
    3 $1,389 $2,394 $-1,005
    6 $2,778 $4,788 $-2,010
    9 $4,167 $7,182 $-3,015
    12 $5,556 $9,645 $-4,089
    13 $6,019 $9,645 $-3,626
    14 $6,482 $9,645 $-3,163
    15 $6,945 $9,645 $-2,700
    16 $7,708 $9,645 $-2,237
    17 $7,871 $9,645 $-1,774
    18 $8,334 $9,645 $-1,311
    Comparison of per-credit tuition rates based on 145% and 170%
    Number of Credits 145% Out-of-State Rate ($463/credit) 170% Out-of-State Rate ($542/Credit)+FT Rate Difference
    3 $1,389 $1,626 $-237
    6 $2,778 $3,252 $-474
    9 $4,167 $4,878 $-711
    12 $5,556 $6,559 $-1,003
    13 $6,019 $6,559 $-540
    14 $6,482 $6,559 $-77
    15 $6,945 $6,559 $386
    16 $7,408 $6,559 $849
    17 $7,871 $6,559 $1,312
    18 $8,334 $6,559 $1,775
  • International Undergraduate Students

    Beginning with the Fall 2018 term, international students will be charged tuition on a per-credit basis for all registered credits. The Board of Governors granted authority of the President to negotiate per-credit international undergraduate rates that range from 145% to 250% of the IUP per-credit in-state undergraduate rate. The President may negotiate current and future agreements made with international entities with the purpose of creating strategic partnerships to benefit both the student and IUP.

    Due to existing contracts and agreements, this plan will be phased-in over a period of time for current students in order to honor the terms of existing contracts and agreements and to reduce the impact on individual students to a minimum level.