Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates depend on several variables:

  1. Residency: permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or non-resident;
  2. Academic Center:  the Academic Center or campus the student is enrolled in, for example: Arts and Sciences, Law, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown;    
  3. Academic Level: undergraduate, graduate, or first professional; and
  4. Enrollment status:  full-time or part-time.

Residency

Tuition rates are based on whether or not you are a permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A higher tuition rate is charged to non-residents. Refer to the University of Pittsburgh Tuition Eligibility Guidelines for more details about residency status and residency reclassification procedures. 

Academic Center, Level, and Enrollment Status

Tuition rates also vary by Academic Center and depend on a student's undergraduate or graduate level, and full-time or part-time status.

Undergraduate Students

  • Full-time students are registered for 12 to 18 credits in the Fall and Spring Terms and are assessed the current undergraduate "flat" tuition rate for their academic center.  Students are charged per-credit for each credit exceeding the maximum full-time credit limit.
  • Part-time students are registered for 11.5 or fewer credits and are billed on a per-credit basis.

Graduate Students (including First Professional)

  • Full-time students are registered for 9 to 15 credits in the Fall and Spring Terms and are assessed the current graduate "flat" tuition rate for their academic center. Students are charged per-credit for each credit exceeding the maximum full-time credit limit.
  • Part-time students are registered for 8.5 or fewer credits and billed on a per-credit basis.

Summer Term 
All students are billed on a per-credit basis in the summer, with the exception of students in the Dental Hygiene Certificate Program; Katz Full-time MBA, Flex MBA, MBA/MS and EMBA Programs; Cooperative Engineering Program; and the Accelerated Nursing Program.
Mandatory fees cannot be waived for any reason and, like tuition rates, depend on whether the student is an undergraduate or graduate with full or part-time status. Campus is also a factor; some mandatory fees are assessed to all students regardless of campus, while others are campus-specific.

  • Student Activity Fee (all campuses):

Student Activity Fees for undergraduate and graduate students are collected from all full-time and part-time students each academic term. Student Activity Fees are assessed at each of the University's campuses. The fee amount is separately established at each campus.

  • Wellness Fee (Pittsburgh campus):

The Wellness Fee (formerly the Student Health Fee) is mandatory for all full-time students at the Pittsburgh Campus. Similar fees are mandatory for students enrolled at the Regional Campuses. The fee amount is separately established at each campus.


The Wellness Fee does not pay for student health insurance and does not provide students with health insurance coverage. The fee gives students access to Student Health Services, a campus facility staffed by medical doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners. It also provides access to our Counseling Center, located next to the Student Health Service in Nordenberg Hall. This facility is staffed by psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health care professionals. The fee covers many (but not all) health and wellness services provided by Student Health Services. Certain services require the payment of additional fees by the student if and when services are used. In addition, it funds a special program called Healthy U that features unlimited opportunities and resources to help students maintain more than just optimal physical and emotional health. Healthy U encompasses intellectual and social well-being as well as occupational, environmental, and spiritual health.


  • Student Health Fees (Regional Campuses)

Student Health Fees are mandatory for students enrolled at the Regional Campuses and the fee amount is separately established at each campus. The Student Health Fee does not pay for student health insurance or provide the student with health insurance coverage. Rather, the fee gives students access to Student Health Services, a campus facility staffed by medical doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, or other health care professionals. The fee covers many (but not all) health and wellness services provided by Student Health Services. Some services require the payment of additional fees by the student if and when services are used. More information is available at each campus website:

 

 

Student Health, Bradford Campus
Student Health, Greensburg
Student Health, Johnstown Campus
Student Health, Titusville Campus

  • Computing and Network Services Fee (all campuses)

The Computing and Network Service Fee is used for upgrading and maintaining the University's computer systems, equipment, and facilities. The fee is mandatory each term for all full-time and part-time students. The fee applies to students enrolled at any campus; the fee amount is the same at each campus.

  • Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee (Pittsburgh campus only)

The Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee is mandatory each term for all full-time and part-time Pittsburgh campus students. The fee provides funding for campus transportation services including shuttles, expanded handicapped/disabled transport services, a night on-call van service, an on-call escort service, and security lighting.

  • Other campus-specific mandatory fees

The following fees are assessed to fund services and maintain facilities at the respective Regional Campuses:

Bradford: Recreation and Parking and Transportation Fees
Greensburg: Student Center and Athletic Fees
Johnstown: Student Facility and Student Recreation Fees
Titusville: Student Union Facility and Athletic Fees

A Note about Thesis Fees

Thesis fees cover the cost of electronic processing and microfilming of a Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation. A fee of $20.00 is assessed for Master's students and $85.00 for Doctoral students. The Student Payment Center will provide you with two receipts, one for your records, the other to present with your paperwork.

Student Payment Center
University of Pittsburgh
G-7 Thackeray Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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9:00 to 4:45 F

 

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