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California University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,401 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,428 tuition
$10,022 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$2,951 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$24,847 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,286 tuition
$10,022 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$3,539 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,764 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,216 avg)
49% get state aid ($2,869 avg)
11% get institn'l aid ($6,764 avg)
85% get loans ($7,631 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.91% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 8.07% 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 $6,155 61%
Federal Grant Aid $4,216 39%
Pell Grants $4,082 39%
Other Federal Grants $1,093 5%
Institution Grant Aid $6,764 11%
State Grant Aid $2,869 49%
Student Loans $7,631 85%
Federal Loans $5,812 84%
Other Loans $11,008 14%

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 $268
Out of State $429


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 3
  • 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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  • 4
  • Ryan from Birdsboro, PA
  • Jun-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The experience is all what the student makes of it. If you come in to school and crush it, its absolutely worth the money. If you plan to come to school and have everything handed to you, you're going to want to transfer. Get out of your shell, find clubs and things you like to do and make friends with people that have the same interests as you.

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