Costs and Aid
A quality education within your reach
At California University of Pennsylvania, we're committed to making a high-quality education accessible to you and your family. Your investment in a Cal U education will provide lifelong benefits to shape your future and career.
Tuition and Fees
Your tuition and fees to attend Cal U will depend on various factors, including where you reside, your student level (undergraduate or graduate), delivery method of your courses and your status (full time or part time). Tuition is set by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
Approximately 90% of all of Cal U students receive some sort of financial aid. We work with students and families to find the right resources to make a Cal U education a reality. Financial aid options include scholarships, need-based grants, work-study, loans based on a family's ability to pay, payment plans and other financing programs.
Basic costs for most students include tuition, fees, University housing and your meal plan. Costs vary depending on the choices you make, such as the academic program you want or the room and board option you select. The average cost to attend Cal U for an undergraduate student who is enrolled for 12-18 credits per semester, lives in University housing and is a resident of Pennsylvania is $21,088.80.