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Tuition & Fees (Graduate, Doctorate)

Fall: Monday, Aug. 27  - Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
Spring: Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Information is subject to change without notice

Graduate Tuition and Fees Per Semester for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019



Distance Education*

Courses Only


Tuition - per credit




Student Union Fee - per credit




Instructional Service Fee - per credit




Technology Fee - per credit




Total - per credit cost




 First Semester Student Fee - if applicable



 Academic Records Fee




Doctorate Tuition and Fees for Fall 2018 & Spring 2019(1)

Pennsylvania Residents

Non-Pennsylvania Residents

 Tuition - per credit



 Tuition Technology Fee - per credit



 Total - per credit cost



 First Semester Student Fee - if applicable



 Academic Records Fee



Graduate student tuition - By Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) policy, all graduate students are assessed tuition on a per-credit basis and based on their status, not course level.

  • On Campus Courses - Courses held on the campus, Blended Courses (Hybrid), Independent Study courses, and Individualized Instruction courses.
  • 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, and instructional service. 
  • Distance Education* - Courses that are 80% online or more as designed in the course creation (not an election of the student or professor).

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)

Doctoral Students (DSW & EDD) - Graduate students attempting to achieve a Doctorate degree will be assessed tuition and the tuition technology fee on a per credit basis for all credits enrolled.

Summer Sessions - Summer session tuition and fees match those of the regular terms.

Initial Fees

These are fees that may be assessed 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 - For the 2017/2018 year, those required to, and choosing to, live on campus will complete a housing preference form online and pay $75.00.  This fee is non-refundable.

  • The housing process is handled through an online housing system which is separate from the student account in MyKU.  After the student enters the required information into the housing system and makes payment, the charge and payment will post to the MyKU student account for historical purposes.  Housing information, such as dates to complete the online preference form, costs and more, can be obtained by contacting Housing & Dining Services.

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.

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 $14.17 per credit hour is charged to all 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 & Dining Services website for current fee information
  • Housing Processing Fee of $75.00 (18/19 academic year) for those required to, and choosing to, live on campus.  This fee is non-refundable.
  • Housing information for Graduate students can also be discussed by calling Housing at 610-683-4027.
  • 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 following 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 (including un-locatable account) will be removed from the student's account immediately and assessed a $25.00 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 that day.

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.

Late Registration Fee - A $25.00 late registration fee is charged for 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 mail box 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 with cleared funds. 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.  Accounts who are delinquent and placed with agencies more than twice may be moved to a pre-payment status of 50% or 100% in order to register.

Withdrawal and Refunds - Please review our refund policy for more information.