Your Cal U Costs

How much will you pay to attend Cal U?  Your total costs will depend on various factors, including where you live (in-state or out-of-state), which program you choose (undergraduate or graduate), where your classes are located (on campus or online) and your room and board options (if you live in University housing).

For most students, basic Cal U costs include tuition, fees, University housing and meal plan.

For 2021-2022, 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 $21,318.80. This total amount includes:

  • Tuition: $7,716.00
  • Housing: $6,822.00
  • 14-meal plan: $3,594.00
  • Fees: $3,186.80
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Tuition and Fees


Your tuition and fees to attend Cal U depend on your own situation as a student. Key factors that determine your costs include where you live, your student level (undergraduate or graduate), your status (full time or part time) and how your courses are delivered (on campus or online).  You can review tuition costs at Cal U for the current academic year, as established by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.  

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Housing and Meal Plans


Cal U offers various types of housing to students, including a variety of room configurations for one to three roommates or suitemates. Different meal plan options also are available.  Explore living at California University of Pennsylvania and costs for University housing and dining.

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A Calculator to determin Cal U costs.

Net Price Calculator


Cal U provides an online tool called the Net Price Calculator so you can determine estimated costs to attend California University of Pennsylvania.  After entering your information, the calculator provides an estimated (not final) cost of attendance, which includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses. The calculator also subtracts estimated (not final) grant and scholarship aid to produce estimated costs to attend Cal U.

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