Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,444
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,200
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,200
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,560
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: admissions@philau.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,568
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,975
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,959
Students receiving state aid
27%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,741
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,975
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$34,269
$30k - $48k
$33,350
$48k - $75k
$30,928
$75k - $110k
$27,186
$110k+
$21,263
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,672,583
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,915,933

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,784
Students receiving federal loans
73%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,271
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,529
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,930
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.40 Average Rating
The gutman library has excellent sources that can be used for any research assignments.
Adji from Philadelphia, PA
As a private university, Philadelphia University can be a tad bit expensive when compared to the larger state schools. However, as a much smaller school than the cheaper state colleges PhillyU allows for individualized instruction of students and personal connections between students and faculty rather than being stuck in a large lecture hall or auditorium with a professor who is unable to tailor the class to meet the many different learning styles present in such a large group.
Jacob from Bel Air, MD

Since Philadelphia University is a private school, tuition may be higher than other Universities, however with a good GPA and resume, it is easy to obtain Faculty grants. In the end, an education is always worth it. The skills and knowledge you will obtain at this University will no doubt lead to a better career and life. Currently, a little over ninety percent of Philadelphia University graduates attain a job in their major within a couple months.
Megan from Georgetown, DE
The use of the library and the Kanbar campus center is a huge advantage for me. I can go to the library check out my books i need, then go and relax in Kanbar and finish some work i Have.
Kyle from Aberdeen, MD
Tuition is a high price to pay, but is worth it if you are driven and are sure of your major. Because students start into major specific classes in their first year, it becomes more difficult to change majors throughout their collegiate career, ultimately costing more money.
Katie from Philadelphia, PA
The career services program at Phillyu is awesome. All the career services workers are trying always trying to help the student be successful. They schedule many guest speakers to come to the school and meet with students. They have great connections with various companies that deal with all majors. Career Services also has a great internship opportunities and always posting new ones on career link. Career Services is one of the most valuable resources at the school. Overall the school is great and worth the money.
Kay from MD
The sticker price is a little shocking, but roughly 97% of our students are awarded financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. The quality of the education, though, can be seen in our 95% job or graduate school placement rate within students' field of study in the first six months after graduation. (As our University President says, he wants to find the other 5% and ask why they don't have a job yet!) I personally feel that the value of a PhilaU education is worth the price I am paying.
Kevin from Robbinsville, NJ
It all depends on how you look at it. Currently, the school runs about 40K what with tuition, room, board, and other miscellaneous fees. If your coming to be undecided and only take a few gen eds that you are probably not going to attend all the classes anyway then I would suggest looking elsewhere. If you do have somewhat of a direction, Philadelphia University is always looking ahead and always looking to the interests of the students. Between, career services offering contacts and internship preparations, financial aide offering on campus jobs, updated software on every computer on campus, and small classes where teachers are on a first name basis with students and can offer help with classwork, among other student services, I would say that Philadelphia University has enough to make it worth your while.
Ryan from Dunmore, PA
The tuition is about average. A little pricey but if you're doing well in school (above B average) you'll most likely receive a helpful scholarship.
A Phairy from Philau
Expensive private school

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