Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees per semester for 2019/2020

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

Tuition is categorized based on your state of residence and when you first enrolled at Kutztown University. Please choose the appropriate link below.

  • Pennsylvania residents
    Undergraduate tuition and fees for residents of Pennsylvania

    Tuition (1)

    $3,858.00

    Tuition Technology Fee

    $239.00

    Other Required Fees

    $1,377.80

    Total - continuing commuting students

    $5,474.80

    Additional first-time student fees (2)

    $313.00

    Total - first-time commuting students

    $5,787.80

    Room and Meal Plan (3) (4) (Will vary based on selections)

    $5,217.00

    Total - continuing on-campus students

    $10,691.80

    Total - first-time on-campus students

    $11,004.80


    (1) Tuition covers 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. For enrolling in more than 18 credits per semester, an ESTIMATED additional $322.00 per credit for Pennsylvania residents will be charged.


    (2) First-time students pay an Academic Records Fee, an additional Student Activity Fee for costs associated with new student programs, and an Advanced Registration Fee (offset by the Advanced Registration Deposit paid to accept the offer of admission).


    (3) The example shown is a renovated double room rate.  Room rates cannot be guaranteed.  Costs will range between $2,946.00 - $4,670.00. Consult the Housing Cost page or  contact the Housing & Residence Life staff for details.


    (4) The example shown is The MyTime Dining Platinum Meal Plan, the default plan.  Other meal plans would incur different costs and options vary by the room selected and if the meal plan is required or not. Consult the  dining meal plan site for details.

  • Non-Pennsylvania residents (all incoming 2019-20; 2018-19, 2017-18 students who qualify for 40% reduction)

    Undergraduate tuition and fees for non-Pennsylvania residents (all incoming 2019-20; 2018-19, 2017-18 students who qualify for 40% reduction)

    Tuition (1)

    $5,787.00

    Tuition Technology Fee

    $364.00

    Other Required Fees

    $1,377.80

    Total - continuing commuting students

    $7,528.80

    Additional first-time student fees (2)

    $313.00

    Total - first-time commuting students

    $7,841.80

    Room and Meal Plan (3) (4)  (Will vary based on selections)

    $5,217.00

    Total - continuing on-campus students

    $12,745.80

    Total - first-time on-campus students

    $13,058.80

    Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program - Kutztown University is pleased to offer an  Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program which provides tuition savings for first-time non-resident undergraduate first-year and transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements at the time of application.    Special Rates will also apply to all Non-PA residents enrolling for their first semester Fall 2017.

    (1) Tuition covers 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. For enrolling in more than 18 credits per semester, an ESTIMATED additional $805.00 per credit for Non-Pennsylvania residents will be charged.

    (2) First-time students pay an Academic Records Fee, an additional Student Activity Fee for costs associated with new student programs, and an Advanced Registration Fee (offset by the Advanced Registration Deposit paid to accept the offer of admission).

    (3) The example shown is a renovated double room rate.  Room rates cannot be guaranteed.  Costs will range between $2,946.00 - $4,670.00. Consult the Housing Cost page or  contact the Housing & Residence Life staff for details.

    (4) The example shown is The MyTime Dining Platinum Meal Plan, the default plan.  Other meal plans would incur different costs and options vary by the room selected and if the meal plan is required or not. Consult the  dining meal plan site for details.

  • Non-Pennsylvania residents (enrolled 2016-17 and before, those who no longer qualify for reduced rate)
    Undergraduate tuition and fees for non-Pennsylvania residents (enrolled 2016-17 and before, those who no longer qualify for reduced rate)

    Tuition (1)

    $9,645.00

    Tuition Technology Fee

    $364.00

    Other Required Fees

    $1377.80

    Total - continuing commuting students

    $11,386.80

    Additional first-time student fees (2)

    N/A

    Total - first-time commuting students

    N/A

    Room and Meal Plan (3) (4) (Will vary based on selections)

    $5,217.00

    Total - continuing on-campus students

    $16,603.80

    Total - first-time on-campus students

    N/A


    (1) Tuition covers 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. For enrolling in more than 18 credits per semester, an ESTIMATED additional  $805.00 per credit for Non-Pennsylvania residents will be charged.

    (2) First-time students pay an Academic Records Fee, an additional Student Activity Fee for costs associated with new student programs, and an Advanced Registration Fee (offset by the Advanced Registration Deposit paid to accept the offer of admission).

    (3) The example shown is a renovated double room rate.  Room rates cannot be guaranteed.  Costs will range between $2,946.00 - $4,670.00. Consult the Housing Cost page or  contact the Housing & Residence Life staff for details.

    (4) The example shown is The MyTime Dining Platinum Meal Plan, the default plan.  Other meal plans would incur different costs and options vary by the room selected and if the meal plan is required or not. Consult the  dining meal plan site for details.

Other Enrollment Types and Definitions
  • Off-Campus Courses

    Courses designed as off campus are internships or those held at another location for the course duration as designed in the course creation (not an election of the student or professor).  These courses assess tuition, technology fee, instructional service and the campus support fee. 

  • On-Campus Courses

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

  • Distance Education

    Courses that are 80% online or more as designed in the course creation (not an election of the student or professor).

  • Part-Time Students

    Part-Time Students - Part-time students are charged tuition, student activity, health center, Student Union, instructional service, instructional technology, and Rec Center fees on a prorated per credit basis. (See description of each fee below).

  • 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)

  • Summer Sessions

    Students attending courses in the Summer Sessions will be subject to all fees on a prorated basis. For information concerning the Summer Session Fees, please review the Summer Tuition & Fees page or contact the Office of Student Accounts.

  • Winter Sessions

    Students attending courses in the Winter Sessions will be subject to fees on a prorated basis. For information concerning the Winter Session Fees, please review the Winter Tuition & Fees page or contact the Office of Student Accounts.

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.

  • Advance Registration Deposit

    A non-refundable deposit of $275.00 must be paid when an applicant chooses to accept an offer of admission. This fee is non-refundable under any condition.

  • 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.

  • Activity (SGA) Fee

    A fee of $166.00 each semester is collected from all full-time students. Students taking from four to eleven credits are charged at the rate of $13.83 per credit hour. The fees are administered under regulations approved by the president of the university and the Student Government Association. Fees collected are used to cover costs of student activities in athletics, lectures, entertainment, student publications, etc. First time students pay an additional $58.00 in student activity fees to cover the high costs associated with setting up orientation and other programs designed to serve the first time student. This is a required fee.

  • Campus Support Fee

    A fee of $244 per semester is charged to each full-time student.  The fee is prorated for part-time undergraduate students.  This is a required fee. This fee is used to maintain or enhance student academic support services, experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and other initiatives that contribute to student success.

  • Health Center Fee

     A fee of $205.00 per semester is charged to each full-time student. The fee is prorated for part-time undergraduate students. This is a required fee.

  • 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.

  • Meal Plans

    Any student registered for classes may purchase a meal plan that includes a specific amount of Dining Flex Dollars.  Students living in the residence halls (except Golden Bear Village Apartments, Honors Building, and efficiency apartments in Dixon Hall) must have a MyTime Dining Diamond, Platinum or Gold Meal Plan. If you are not required to have a meal plan according to your housing status, you have the option of selecting from the Block Meal Plans, Flex Only Meal Plans or MyTime Platinum, Gold OR Maroon Meal Plan.  Flex Only meal plans are only available through the Add/Drop period; after that Flex dollars can be added with payment under Purchase Items in MyKU.

    Visit the Meal Plans website for more information

  • Recreation Center Fee

    A fee of $162.00 will be charged to all full-time undergraduates and $13.50 per credit will be charged to all part-time undergraduates. This fee is used to support the operation of the Campus Recreation Center. 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.
  • 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.

  • Transportation Fee

    A fee of $45.00 is charged to all full-time students and a $3.75 per credit is charged to all part-time undergraduate students. This fee is used for bus transportation service which traverse routes encompassing the north and south sides of campus as well as routes which include the local Kutztown community. This is a required fee.

  • Tuition Technology Fee

    A fee of $239.00 is charged to all full-time undergraduate Pennsylvania residents; $364.00 is charged to all full-time undergraduate out-of-state residents.  Part-time undergraduate Pennsylvania residents are charged $20.00 per credit, while part-time out-of-state undergraduate students are charged $30.00 per credit. 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.

ADDITIONAL FEES

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.