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Tuition

Tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program in which you are enrolled and the number of course units for which you register. 

Choose your program of interest to learn about the relevant tuition and fees.

Financing your education

It’s never too early to make a plan for financing your education. It is recommended that you start researching your eligibility and loan options as soon as possible. Visit the following resources on Penn websites and federal websites to guide you through the process.

Financial services at Penn

Penn’s Student Financial Services office is available to prospective and current students for financial aid inquiries. For more information on financing your graduate studies, visit these pages on the Student Financial Services website:

Federal loans

All domestic applicants interested in their federal loan eligibility should complete the FAFSA form after applying to the program. Visit the Department of Education’s website to start your FAFSA form.

Executive MPA applicants are eligible for federal loans as long as they matriculate in two classes during two academic semesters in a single year. Enrollment in one class during the academic year will result in a withdrawal of federal loans.

Tuition benefits

If you intend to complete a Fels degree as a working professional, you may be able to take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits offered by your employer. If you are a full-time Penn employee, learn more about Penn's tuition benefits on Penn’s Human Resources website.

*Academic credit (PDF) is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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