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Tuition and Fees

Pennsylvania Highlands is the region’s premier two-year college, offering a quality and affordable education. Penn Highlands offers a variety of options for students to pay their tuition and fees.

The tuition and fees below begin with the Fall 2021 semester (August 2021). To see tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year, please click here.

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Tuition and Fees (2021-2022 Per Credit)

Total Tuition and Fees Per Credit*
Cambria County Residents $219
Somerset County Residents $286
Other Pennsylvania Residents $294
Out-of-State $411
Accelerated College Education (ACE) $64
Summer Session Developmental Courses $64
Course Audit** $50
Senior Course Audit*** $25
  • *: Total price includes tuition, comprehensive fees, and capital fees. However, this cost does not include individual class/laboratory fees or the cost of books and supplies. See the Other Class/Lab Fees table below for additional information. 
  • **: If space is available, individuals may enroll in for-credit courses without receiving grades or credits. Individuals who audit classes will be charged $50 per credit plus any additional course fees.
  • ***: If space is available, Pennsylvania residents who are 62 years or older may audit for-credit courses at a reduced rate. Senior citizens will be charged $25 per credit plus any additional course fees. 
  • To see a full breakdown of the per credit tuition & fees schedule, please see below.
  • Other Class/Lab Fees

    Total
    Laboratory Fee (per course) $10-$500
    *includED® Course Materials Fee (per course) up to $150
    Histotechnology Fee (per credit) $230
    Prior Learning Assessment Fee $150
    Late Registration Fee $50
    ACE Late Registration Fee $25
    Course Audit (per credit) $50
    Senior Course Audit (per credit; 55 & older; Cambria resident) $25
    Returned Check/Re-Issue Check Fee $25
    Payment Plan Fee $25
    Payment Plan Late Fee $10
    Duplicate Diploma $10
    ID Replacement $5
    • *: includED® Course Materials Fee covers the cost of digital course materials at a discounted cost for a select list of courses.

The College’s Board of Trustees establishes tuition and fees for each academic year beginning with the fall semester and based upon residency. Additional charges may apply for specific courses or programs.

All charges are due in full by the tuition due date unless other arrangements have been made with the Student Accounts Office. If you plan to change your registration, check the refund schedule or contact the Student Accounts Office to see how your billing will be affected.

If you have been awarded financial aid, you should also meet with someone from the Financial Aid Office to see how changes in your registration will affect your financial aid award. Accounts of graduating students must be paid in full prior to the release of diplomas.

  • Breakdown of Per Credit Tuition & Fees

    The below table is a full breakdown of the per credit tuition and fees referenced above.

    Tuition Comprehensive Fee Capital Fee Total*
    Cambria County Residents $155 $62 $2 $219
    Somerset County Residents $222 $62 $2 $286
    Other Pennsylvania Residents $222 $62 $10 $294
    Out-of-State $339 $62 $10 $411
    Accelerated College Education (ACE) $64 $0 $0 $64
    Summer Session Developmental $64 $0 $0 $64
    Course Audit** $50 $0 $0 $50
    Senior Citizen Course Audit*** $25 $0 $0 $25

     

    • *: Total price includes tuition, comprehensive fees, and capital fees. However, this cost does not include individual class/laboratory fees or the cost of books and supplies. See the Other Class/Lab Fees table for additional information. 

     

    • **: If space is available, individuals may enroll in for-credit courses without receiving grades or credits. Individuals who audit classes will be charged $50 per credit plus any additional course fees.  

     

    • ***: If space is available, Pennsylvania residents who are 62 years or older may audit for-credit courses at a reduced rate. Senior citizens will be charged $25 per credit plus any additional course fees. 

Student Accounts Office
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