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 below tuition and fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year. They apply to the Fall 2020 semester (August 2020) through the Summer 2021 semester (May/July 2021). To see our current tuition and fees for the Fall 2021 semester (August 2021), please click here.
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.
2020-2021 Per Credit Tuition & Fees (Fall 2020 – Summer 2021)
|Tuition||Comprehensive Fee||Capital Fee||Total|
|Cambria County Residents||$153||$62||$0||$215|
|Somerset County Residents||$218||$62||$0||$280|
|Other Pennsylvania Residents||$218||$62||$8||$288|
|Accelerated College Education (ACE)||$63||$0||$0||$63|
|Summer Session Developmental||$63||$0||$0||$63|
- Individuals may enroll in credit courses without receiving grades or credits on a space-available basis at a lower rate. Individuals will be charged $50 per credit, plus any additional lab fees.
- Senior citizens in Cambria County, age 55 and over, may enroll in credit courses without receiving grades or credits on a space-available basis at a lower rate. Cambria seniors will be charged $25 per credit, plus any additional lab fees.
- The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.
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.
2020-21 Other Fees
|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|
*includED® Course Materials Fee covers the cost of digital course materials at a discounted cost for a select list of courses.
Student Accounts Office