Cost of Attendance

Your tuition for Penn LPS Online courses and the undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the number of course units for which you register, unless otherwise indicated.

All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

Fall 2018–Spring 2019 tuition and fee rates for Penn LPS Online courses

COURSE UNIT (C.U.) TUITION ONLINE GENERAL FEE TOTAL
1 c.u. $1,995 per c.u. $130 per c.u. $2,125

Summer 2019–Spring 2020 tuition and fee rates for Penn LPS Online courses

COURSE UNIT (C.U.) TUITION ONLINE GENERAL FEE TOTAL
1 c.u. $2,250 per c.u. $130 per c.u. $2,380


Online general fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential services as a library system and student services.

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