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California University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,365 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,622 tuition
$10,126 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$2,617 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$24,217 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,934 tuition
$10,126 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$3,157 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,876 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,438 avg)
37% get state aid ($2,854 avg)
25% get institn'l aid ($4,876 avg)
81% get loans ($7,662 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.66% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.56% 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 $6,514 61%
Federal Grant Aid $4,438 39%
Pell Grants $4,238 38%
Other Federal Grants $1,073 8%
Institution Grant Aid $4,876 25%
State Grant Aid $2,854 37%
Student Loans $7,662 81%
Federal Loans $6,045 80%
Other Loans $10,947 12%

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 $276
Out of State $414


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Cassandra
  • Oct-11-2016 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
  • Dec-08-2015 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
  • Feb-27-2014 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
  • Jan-09-2014 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
  • Oct-21-2013 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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