PennWest California Undergraduate Costs

Your total costs will depend on various factors, including where you live (in-state, out-of-state or international), which program you choose (undergraduate), where your classes are delivered (on campus or online) and your room and board options (if you live in University housing).

For most undergraduate students, basic PennWest California costs include tuition, fees, University housing and meal plan.

For example, here is the average cost to attend PennWest California for an undergraduate student who enrolls for 12 credits, lives on campus and is a resident of Pennsylvania: $20,232.40. This total amount includes:

  • Tuition: $7,238.00
  • Housing: $6,592.00 
  • 14-meal plan: $3,494.00
  • Fees: $2,908.40

Most undergraduate students depend on some form of financial aid to help manage college costs. PennWest California provides need-based aid to 74% of undergraduate students. Be sure to explore types of financial aid available to undergraduate students, how to apply for financial aid and more.

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Tuition and Fees


Your tuition and fees to attend PennWest California depend on your own situation as a student. Key factors that determine your costs include where you live, your student level (undergraduate), your status (full time or part time) and how your courses are delivered (on campus or online). You can review undergraduate tuition costs at PennWest California for the 2017-2018 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


PennWest California 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 PennWest California and view costs for University housing and dining.

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Net Price Calculator


PennWest California provides an online tool called the Net Price Calculator so you can determine estimated costs to attend PennWest California. 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 PennWest California.

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