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California University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,525 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,238 tuition
$10,186 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$3,101 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$25,859 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,858 tuition
$10,186 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$3,815 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,570 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,297 avg)
45% get state aid ($3,252 avg)
14% get institn'l aid ($5,570 avg)
83% get loans ($7,492 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.82% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.88% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,441 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,297 45%
Pell Grants $4,117 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,087 7%
Institution Grant Aid $5,570 14%
State Grant Aid $3,252 45%
Student Loans $7,492 83%
Federal Loans $5,545 78%
Other Loans $10,682 13%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California University of Pennsylvania offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
250 University Ave
California, PA 15419-1394
(724) 938-4400
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $302
Out of State $452


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Cassandra
  • I am a past student here

    My time at Cal U was a complete waste of time and money.

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  • 3
  • Courteny
  • I am a current student here

    Your getting what you paid for. The housing is a little expensive, and so is the food, but classes are fairly reasonable.

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  • 4
  • Rebecca from Youngwood, PA
  • I am a current student here

    If you look at the big picture you really aren't paying too much when compared with other colleges and universities. There are so many activities available, as mentioned above, that it is hard for a student to get bored.

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  • 5
  • Jaclyne from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I came in as a student only knowing that I wanted to major in Psychology and be at least an hour from home(so my parents couldn't surprise me), but still in PA. This pretty much includes the majority of the schools in PA. I didn't know if I wanted a big or small school, city or town, and I didn't want to play any competitive collegiate sports. I went to all of the good ones, Arcadia, West Chester, and IUP, and I still couldn't decide, so I applied to ten schools finguring some would deny me so I would have less to choose from. Well that did not go as planned; I got accepted to all ten, and just decided that I would do one last visit because I was fed up with this process, and I might as well go to HACC. I went to CalU and before I even stepped into any of the buildings, I knew that this would be my home for at least the next four years.

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  • Clairissa from Hummelstown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    We do get so much here at Cal. But the problem is that if you're late or miss any payments, nearly everything gets put on hold and there's no way out but to pay. Being unable to create a class schedule for next semester when I'm already committed to the food/board for the year is so frustrating.

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