Current Penn students
Tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program in which you are enrolled and the number of course units for which you register. Rates are listed by school on Penn's Student Registration and Financial Services website.
Visiting undergraduate students
If you are not already enrolled in a program at Penn, see the chart below for 2023 tuition rates. Tuition is calculated based on the number of course units (c.u.)* for which you register.
|2023 Visiting Undergraduate Tuition|
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Please note: All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
Penn Summer Sessions tuition policies
- All amounts billed for Penn Summer courses are due on the date indicated on the bill. The bill states your charges for tuition, fees, room, board, and other expenses. For a complete copy of your student bill, or to view your current charges, open the financial information tab within PennPortal.
- Balances remaining unpaid beyond the due date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5%, which will appear on the next statement.
Tuition refund policy
Please view the academic calendar to learn about academic deadlines.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.