Graduate, Doctorate Tuition and Fees

Graduate and Doctorate Tuition and Fees per semester for 2019/2020

Monday, Aug. 26  - Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 & Tuesday, Jan.21 - Saturday, May 9, 2020

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

By Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) policy, graduate tuition will be assessed on a per-credit basis and based on their residence status, not course level.  While an average course is 3 credits - courses can vary in any credit load - please look at the course selection to determine price.

  • Pennsylvania Residents

    Per credit tuition and fees for graduate programs, Pennsylvania Residents

    Tuition - per credit

    $516.00

    Tuition Technology Fee - per credit

    $28.00

    Instructional Service Fee - per credit

    $51.60

    Student Union Fee - per credit

    $14.17

    Total - per credit cost

    $609.77

    First Semester Student Fee - if applicable

    Academic Records Fee

    $50.00

  • Non-Pennsylvania Residents

    Per-Credit Tuition and Fees for Graduate Progams, Non-Pennsylvania Residents

    Tuition - per credit

    $774.00

    Tuition Technology Fee - per credit

    $40.00

    Instructional Service Fee - per credit

    $77.40

    Student Union Fee - per credit

    $14.17

    Total - per credit cost

    $905.57

    First Semester Student Fee - if applicable

    Academic Records Fee

    $50.00

  • Non-Pennsylvania Residents *Special* Distance Education Rate

    Per-credit tuition and fees for graduate programs, non-Pennyslvania residents, special distance education rate

    Tuition - per credit

    $526.00

    Tuition Technology Fee - per credit

    $40.00

    Instructional Service Fee - per credit

    $52.60

    Student Union Fee - per credit

    N/A

    Total - per credit cost

    $618.60

    First Semester Student Fee - if applicable

    Academic Records Fee

    $50.00

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS

Tuition and fees for doctoral programs are assessed on a per credit basis based on your residence status.  Doctoral students are assessed Tuition & Tuition Technology Fee on a per credit basis.

  • Pennsylvania Residents

    Per credit tuition and fees for doctoral programs, Pennsylvania residents

    Tuition - per credit

    $671.00

    Tuition Technology Fee - per credit

    $28.00

     Total - per credit cost

    $699.00

    First-Semester Student Fee - if applicable

    Academic Records Fee

     $50.00

  • Non-Pennsylvania Residents

    Per-credit tuition and fees for doctoral programs, non-Pennsylvania residents

    Tuition - per credit

    $1,006.00

    Tuition Technology Fee - per credit

    $40.00

     Total - per credit cost

    $1,046.00

    First-Semester Student Fee - if applicable

    Academic Records Fee

    $50.00

Graduate student tuition - By Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) policy, Graduate tuition will be assessed on a per-credit basis and based on their status, not course level.  While an average course is 3 credits - courses can vary in any credit load - please look at the course selection to determine price.

Doctoral students are assessed Tuition & Tuition Technology Fee on a per credit basis.

Distance Education Courses - These courses are 80% or more online and listed as Distance Education in the course catalog.  Blended courses are 30-79% online and are billed as on-campus courses.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students - Students attempting to achieve a Post-Baccalaureate Certification, that are not enrolled in, or accepted to, any graduate degree seeking program, are considered in this category.  As of Fall 2009, if you take 12-18 credits of undergraduate coursework, you will be charged as an undergraduate student, at the full time rate.  Above 18 credits, you will pay the full time rate plus the undergraduate per-credit charge for every credit above 18.  **Exception effective Fall 2011 - Art Education Certification students (considered graduate program only)

  • On-Campus Courses

     Courses held on the campus, Blended Courses (Hybrid), Independent Study courses, and Individualized Instruction courses.

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students

    Students attempting to achieve a Post-Baccalaureate Certification, who are not enrolled in, or accepted to, any graduate degree-seeking program, are considered in this category.  As of Fall 2009, if you take 12-18 credits of undergraduate coursework, you will be charged as an undergraduate student, at the full-time rate.  Above 18 credits, you will pay the full-time rate plus the undergraduate per-credit charge for every credit above 18.  **Exception effective Fall 2011 - Art Education Certification students (considered graduate program only)

Initial Fees

These are fees that will be incurred upon application, acceptance or election.  

  • Application Fee

    A $35.00 application processing fee is charged for individuals applying for admission to the institution. This fee is non-refundable and is not applicable to any university fee under any conditions.

  • Housing Processing Fee

    Students who are required to live on campus, or choose to live on campus, must process a Housing Preference Sheet and contract.  The processing fee is $75.00 and is non-refundable. 

    • The housing process is handled through an online housing system which is separate from the student account in MyKU.  After the preference/contract is processed and paid in the housing online system, the charge and payment will post to the MyKU student account for historical purposes. Housing information, such as availability dates, costs and more, can be obtained by contacting Housing.
Fees Due Upon Enrollment
  • Academic Records Fee

    All NEW students (first-time undergraduate, first-time graduate and any other career enrollments such as multiple degrees, certifications, etc.), and any student returning after not being enrolled for a period of four years, are assessed a $50.00 Academic Records Fee. This fee will cover the cost for grade transcript requests and the mailing of these via normal U.S. Postal Delivery. This fee will also cover the cost of one diploma and the mailing of this via normal U.S. Postal Delivery. Overseas and rush delivery of either will incur additional costs determined at the time of request. This is a required fee.

  • Health Center Fee

    Graduate students may elect to use the Health Center on campus only if they pay the per credit charge of $13.50 per credit registered. Students electing to do this should talk to the university health center and they will request we add the fee to your account. Payment will be expected immediately.

  • Instructional Service Fee

    A fee equivalent to 10 percent of total in-state tuition is charged to all students. This fee is used to hire adjunct faculty, replace classroom equipment, purchase library books, and enhance instructional programs. This is a required fee.

  • Recreation Center Fee

    Graduate students may elect to use the Recreation Center by paying a fee of $142.00 per semester. Graduate students should email or visit the Office of Student Accounts to request this fee be added. Payment will be expected immediately to retain access and to use services.

  • Student Union Fee

    A fee of $170.00 per semester is charged to all full-time students. The fee is prorated for part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The fee is used to pay for the operations of the Student Union Building. This is a required fee.

  • Tuition Technology Fee

    A non-refundable fee of $28.00 per credit is assessed to Pennsylvania residents and $40.00 per credit to out-of-state residents. This fee is used to:

    • Acquire, install, and maintain up-to-date and emerging technologies to enhance student learning outcomes.
    • Provide equitable access to technology resources.
    • Ensure State System graduates are competitive in the technological workplace.
    • This is a required fee.
  • Residence Hall Fees

     The Housing license provides for a space in the residence halls and not for a particular room or housing fee (See Section XIII. Right of Assignment).

    • Visit the Housing website for current fee information
    • Housing Processing Fee of $75.00 (18/19 academic year) will be assessed for all those required to, and choosing to, live on campus.  This fee is non-refundable.
    • Residence Hall Damage fees may be assessed after a student checks out of the residence hall at a rate based on the damages.  These fees would be assessed in the normal MyKU billing process as well as an email communication sent from housing to the students KU email account advising of the assessment.
ADDITIONAL FEES

These are fees that may be assessed for the stated reasons.

  • Returned Deposited Item Fee

    Any items presented for deposit in any method (i.e. mail, in person, or online) that are refused or returned by the bank for any reason (including un-locatable account due to mis-entry of banking information) will be removed from the student's account immediately and assessed a non-refundable handling fee. Any registrations processed due to the conditional receipt of the payment, or the removal of any restrictions due to the conditional receipt of the payment will be removed or reversed immediately. We do NOT accept post-dated checks. All checks received will be deposited same day.  Through Summer 2019 - this fee is $25.00.

    Effective Fall 2019

    Items returned for un-locatable account, account not found and first offense will have a fee of $15.00.

    Items returned for NSF, insufficient funds and subsequent offenses will have a fee of $25.00.

  • Late Payment Fee

    A $50.00 late payment fee will be assessed if your payment is not received by the due dates indicated on the invoice, or is not sufficient to cover the charges due. Additionally, a late fee of $5.00 will be assessed to balances that are delinquent between $20 and $100.00.

    Military Funding Exception:

    Students utilizing Chapter 31 or 33 benefits will not be assessed a late payment fee on the portion of their bill that is receiving disbursement of funding from the VA as long as the student has provided to Kutztown University a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.  A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website e-Benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes).  This begins on the date the documentation above is provided and ends when either the VA payment is made or 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

  • Late Registration Fee

    A $25.00 late registration fee is charged to students who are registered for their first course (or more) on or after the first day of the semester or session.  It does not apply to adding a course to an existing schedule.

  • Key Charges

    A $40.00 fee will be assessed for each lost residence hall room key.  A $25.00 fee will be assessed for each lost mailbox key. 

  • Delinquent Accounts

    No student with an account in delinquent status shall be enrolled, graduated, or permitted to receive a transcript of records or diploma until all outstanding fees have been paid in full. Any student account in delinquent status at the end of a semester may be placed with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and/or collection agencies for collection and legal action. Repeated delinquencies may impact payment options available to students.

  • Withdrawal and Refunds

    Please review our refund policy for more information.

The Board of Governors chose to freeze tuition and the tuition technology fee on July 10, 2019. Some fees have changed from last academic year.  Fall 2019 bills will be prepared July 16, 2019 with a due date of August 5, 2019.

tuition rate Charts  (per-credit)

Graduate / Doctoral Rates 2019/2020

These charts include on-campus, individualized instruction, independent study courses.  Three rates are listed PA Resident and Non-PA Resident.

Special Rates 2019/2020

These charts include distance education, off-campus and internships based on residency.