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Tuition & Fees (Undergraduate)

Tuesday, Jan. 19  - Saturday, May 7, 2016
Information is subject to change without notice  

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for Spring 2016



Tuition (1)



Activity Fee



Student Union Fee



Health Center Fee



Instructional Service Fee



Technology Fee



Transportation Fee



Rec Center Fee



Total - continuing commuting students



Additional first-time student fees (2)



Total - first-time commuting students



Room (average range: $2,776 - $4,700) (3)



Meals (14 Premium Meal Plan) (4)



Total - continuing on-campus students



Total - first-time on-campus students



(1) Tuition covers 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. For enrolling in more than 18 credits per semester, an additional $294.00 per credit for Pennsylvania residents and $735.00 per credit for out-of-state residents will be charged.
(2) First-time students pay an Academic Records Fee, an additional Student Activity Fee for costs associated with new student programs, and an Advanced Registration Fee (offset by the Advanced Registration Deposit paid to accept the offer of admission).  
(3) Room rates cannot be guaranteed and may be higher. Consult the Housing Cost page or contact the Housing & Residence Life staff for details.
(4) The 14 Premium Meal Plan is an example.  Other meal plans would incur different costs. Consult the dining meal plan site for details.

Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program - Kutztown University is pleased to offer an Out-of-State Tuition Reduction Program which provides tuition savings for first-time non-resident undergraduate first-year and transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements at the time of application. 

Part-Time Students - Part-time students are charged tuition, student activity, health center, Student Union, instructional service, instructional technology, and Rec Center fees on a prorated per credit basis. (See description of each fee below).

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students - Students attempting to achieve a Post-Baccalaureate Certification, that are not enrolled in, or accepted to, any graduate degree seeking program, are considered in this category.  As of Fall 2009, if you take 12-18 credits of undergraduate coursework, you will be charged as an undergraduate student, at the full-time rate.  Above 18 credits, you will pay the full-time rate plus the undergraduate per-credit charge for every credit above 18.  **Exception effective Fall 2011 - Art Education Certification students (considered graduate program only)

Summer Sessions - Students attending courses in the Summer Sessions will be subject to all fees on a prorated basis.  For information concerning the Summer Session Fees, please review the Summer Tuition & Fees page to the left, or contact the Office of Student Accounts.

Winter Sessions - Students attending courses in the Winter Sessions will be subject to fees on a prorated basis. For information concerning the Winter Session Fees, please review the Winter Tuition & Fees page to the left, or contact the Office of Student Accounts.

Initial Fees

These are fees that will be incurred upon application or acceptance.  

Application Fee - A $35.00 application processing fee is charged for individuals applying for admission to the institution. This fee is non-refundable and is not applicable to any university fee under any conditions.

Advance Registration Deposit - A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 must be paid when an applicant chooses to accept an offer of admission. This fee is non-refundable under any condition.  The $200.00 deposit includes a $70.00 tuition credit.

  • Advanced Registration Fee - A fee of $130.00 shall be paid by each new student to defray expenses of an orientation program which is designed to facilitate the social, intellectual and educational adjustment to Kutztown University, as well as the students first KU ID Card.  This fee is paid as part of the advanced registration deposit.

Housing Application Fee -  To apply for the 2015/2016 academic year housing, the application cost is $75.00 and is non-refundable.

  • The housing application process is handled through an online housing application system which is separate from the student account in MyKU.  After the application is processed and paid in the other online system, the charge and payment will post to the MyKU student account for historical purposes.  Housing application information, such as application dates, costs and more, can be obtained by contacting Housing & Residential Services.

Fees Due Upon Enrollment

Academic Records Fee - All NEW students (first time undergraduate, first time graduate and any other career enrollments such as multiple degrees, certifications, etc.), and any student returning after not being enrolled for a period of four years, are assessed a $50.00 Academic Records Fee. This fee will cover the cost for grade transcript requests and the mailing of these via normal U.S. Postal Delivery. This fee will also cover the cost of one diploma and the mailing of this via normal U.S. Postal Delivery. Overseas and rush delivery of either will incur additional costs determined at the time of request. This is a required fee.

Activity (SGA) Fee - A fee of $127.50 each semester is collected from all full-time students. Students taking from four to eleven credits are charged at the rate of $10.63 per credit hour. The fees are administered under regulations approved by the president of the university and the Student Government Association. Fees collected are used to cover costs of student activities in athletics, lectures, entertainment, student publications, etc. First time students pay an additional $58.00 in student activity fees to cover the high costs associated with setting up orientation and other programs designed to serve the first time student. This is a required fee.

Health Center Fee - A fee of $123.00 per semester is charged to each full-time student. The fee is prorated for part-time undergraduate students. This is a required fee.

Instructional Service Fee - A fee equivalent to 10 percent of total in-state tuition is charged to all students. This fee is used to hire adjunct faculty, replace classroom equipment, purchase library books, and enhance instructional programs. This is a required fee.

Tuition Technology Fee - A fee of $218.00 is charged to all full-time undergraduate Pennsylvania residents; $332.00 is charged to all full-time undergraduate out-of-state residents.  Part-time undergraduate Pennsylvania residents are charged $19.00 per credit, while part-time out-of-state undergraduate students are charged $28.00 per credit. This fee is used to:

  • Acquire, install and maintain up-to-date and emerging technologies to enhance student learning outcomes.
  • Provide equitable access to technology resources.
  • Ensure State System graduates are competitive in the technological workplace.

This is a required fee.

Meal Plans - Dining Services offers a variety of meal plans that are categorized by two meal types: Premium and Block. In addition to meal plans, students may select a declining Dining Flex Dollar Deposit plan that can be used at any on-campus dining location by itself. The Premium and Block meal plans already include Dining Flex Dollars in each plan. Students living in the residence halls (except Golden Bear Village Apartments, Honors Building, and efficiency apartments in Dixon Hall) must have a 19 or 14 Premium or a 175 Block meal plan.

Premium Plan(s) Block Plan(s)
Weekly meals Cost Semester meals Cost
19 $1,759.00 175 $1,479.00
14 $1,479.00 *75 $999.00
*10 $1,245.00

*Not available to students living in the residence halls (excluding Golden Bear Village Apartments, Honors Building, and efficiency apartments In Dixon Hall).

Processing Fee - A processing fee of $5.00 will be charged all students crediting their records with credit from the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), advanced placement (AP), or any other credit by examination program.

Recreation Center Fee - A fee of $133.00 will be charged to all full-time undergraduates and $11.08 per credit will be charged to all part-time undergraduates. This fee is used to support the operation of the Campus Recreation Center. This is a required fee.

Residence Hall Fees - The Housing license provides for a space in the residence halls and not for a particular room or housing fee (See Section XIII. Right of Assignment).

  • Visit the Housing & Residential Services website for current fee information
  • Housing Application Fee of $75.00 (15/16 academic year) will be due when applying through the online housing application system.  This fee is non-refundable.
  • Residence Hall Damage fees may be assessed after a student checks out of the residence hall at a rate based on the damages.  These fees would be assessed in the normal MyKU billing process as well as an email communication sent from housing to the students KU email account advising of the assessment.

Student Union Fee - A fee of $186.00 per semester is charged to all full-time students. The fee is prorated for part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The fee is used to pay for the operations of the Student Union Building. This is a required fee.

Transportation Fee - A fee of $35.00 is charged to all full-time students and a $2.92 per credit is charged to all part-time undergraduate students. This fee is used for bus transportation service which traverse routes encompassing the north and south sides of campus as well as routes which include the local Kutztown community. This is a required fee.

Additional Fees

These are fees that may be assessed for the stated reasons.

Late Payment Fee - A $50.00 late payment fee will be assessed if your payment is not received by the due dates indicated on the invoice, or is not sufficient to cover the charges due. Additionally, a late fee of $5.00 will be assessed to balances that are delinquent between $20 and $100.00.

Returned Deposited Item Fee - Any items presented for deposit in any method (i.e. mail, in person, or online) that are refused or returned by the bank for any reason (including un-locatable account due to mis-entry of banking information) will be removed from the student's account immediately and assessed a $25.00 non-refundable handling fee. Any registrations processed due to the conditional receipt of the payment, or the removal of any restrictions due to the conditional receipt of the payment will be removed or reversed immediately. We do NOT accept post-dated checks. All checks received will be deposited same day.

Late Registration Fee - A $25.00 late registration fee is charged to students who are registered for their first course (or more) on or after the first day of the semester or session.  It does not apply to adding a course to an existing schedule.

Key Charges - A $40.00 fee will be assessed for each lost residence hall room key.  A $25.00 fee will be assessed for each lost mail box key.

Delinquent Accounts - No student with an account in delinquent status shall be enrolled, graduated, or permitted to receive a transcript of records or diploma until all outstanding fees have been paid in full. Any student account in delinquent status at the end of a semester may be placed with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and/or collection agencies for collection and legal action.

Withdrawal and Refunds - Please review our refund policy for more information.