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Bursar's Office At Penn State York
717-771-4122
Located in Room 130, Main Classroom Building
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Summer hours may vary

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Tuition Rates: (Per semester)

Cost of Classes (excluding books) is comprised of:

Basic Tuition + Information Technology Fee + Activity Fee + Facilities Fee = Total Charges

The tuition rate to be charged is based on the following considerations: a) resident classification (PA or non-PA), b) student class standing, c) program or major (within College), d) number of college credits earned and e) campus location. Freshman level students usually have earned 0 – 27 total credits. Sophomores have usually earned 27.1 – 59 total credits. Junior and senior level students would have earned more than 59 total credits.

Note: Associate degree majors are considered either freshmen (0 – 27 credits earned) or sophomores (27.1 or more credits earned). Associate degree majors (who have accumulated more than 59 total credits) are still classified as sophomores until they earn their associate degree.

The dollar amounts, listed below, represent costs for one semester at Penn State York. For rates at any other Penn State location, please visit: http://tuition.psu.edu/.

The "full-time" rate is charged to a student who is registered for 12 or more credits (Credits in excess of 12 are essentially at no-charge).

Basic Tuition Rates (per semester) Fall 2014 or Spring 2015
  PA Resident Non-PA
Class Standing
Full-time Part-time (per credit) Full-time Part-time (per credit)

Lower Division (0 - 59 credits earned)

All Freshmen level students (0-27 credits earned, including nondegree)

$6,506

$535

$9,924

$827

         
All Sophomores (27.1-59 credits earned, including nondegree)

$6,506

$535

$9,924

$827

         
Associate Degree Majors (regardless of credits earned)

$6,506

$535

$9,924

$827

         

Upper Division (59.1 or more credits earned)

Majors in Engineering, Information Sciences and Technology, Sciences, or in Business:

A. Junior and Senior

 $7,198

 $584

 $10,577

 $881

 

 

 

 

 

All other programs/majors and nondegree:

A. Junior and Senior

 $7,041

 $579

 $10,506

 $876

B. Nondegree students with 59.1 or more crs.

 $7,041

 $579

 $10,506

 $876

         

York Graduate students (Earned Bachelor's degree or higher) 
All majors/programs other than: Business, Sciences, Engineering, or IST.

 $9,408

 $784

 $12,215

 $1,018

 

Basic Tuition Rates Summer 2014
PA Resident Non-PA
Class Standing
Full-time Part-time (per credit) Full-time Part-time (per credit)

Lower Division (0 - 59 credits earned)

All Freshmen level students (0-27 credits earned, including nondegree)

$6,216

$518

$9,696

$808

All Sophomores (27.1-59 credits earned, including nondegree)

$6,216

$518

$9,696

$808

Associate Degree Majors (regardless of credits earned)

$6,216

$518

$9,696

$808

Upper Division (59.1 or more credits earned)

Majors in Engineering, Information Sciences and Technology, Sciences, or in Business:

A. Junior and Senior

$6,948

$579

$10,572

$881

All other programs/majors and nondegree:

A. Junior and Senior

$6,708

$559

$10,260

$855

B. Nondegree students with 59.1 or more crs.

$6,708

$559

$10,260

$855

York Graduate students (Earned Bachelor's degree or higher)
All majors/programs other than: Business, Sciences, Engineering, or IST.

$9,132

$761

$11,928

$994

 

In addition to the basic tuition rates listed above, students are also charged an Information Technology Fee, an Activity Fee, a Facilities Fee, and an International Undergraduate Student Fee (see explanations below the rates). These fees are the same for both Pennsylvania and for non-Pennsylvania residents, regardless of undergraduate or graduate level programs, however may vary based on home campus location.

 

Information Technology, Activity, Facilities, and International Undergraduate Student Fees Structure
Information Technology Fee: Summer 2014 Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 (Per Semester Rates)
9 or more credits

$186

$252
5 to fewer than 9 credits

 $124

$189
Fewer than 5 credits

  $62

$86
Activity Fee
9 or more credits

 none

$87
5 to less than 9 credits

  none

$65
Fewer than 5 credits

  none

$27
Facilities Fee
9 or more credits

 none

$120
5 to less than 9 credits

none

$90
Fewer than 5 credits

none

$37
International Undergraduate Student Fee
International students admitted for the 2014–2015 academic year
9 or more credits

none

$500
5 to less than 9 credits

none

$375
Fewer than 5 credits

none

$155
International Undergraduate Student Fee
International students admitted for the 2013–2014 academic year
9 or more credits

none

$250
5 to less than 9 credits

none

$187.50
Fewer than 5 credits

none

$77.50
Note: On-site courses do not incur an Activity Fee or Facilities at any time.

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Fees: Information Technology Fee, Activity Fee, Facilities Fee, and International Undergraduate Student Fee

Fee amounts to be charged can be found in the section immediately above.

What is the Information Technology Fee?

An Information Technology Fee is charged to all undergraduate and graduate students at all campus locations. Computer Access Accounts are made available to all students to provide unrestricted access to Penn State's computing facilities as well as electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and key information services such as encyclopedias and governmental data.

For students who have their own computers, income from the fee provides connections to the University's network and information services. The funds also provide direct support for computer services at each individual campus location. Examples include the purchase of microcomputers and software for student laboratories, consulting and workstations.

What is the Student Activity Fee (SAF)?

The purpose of the Student Activity Fee is to improve the out-of-class experience and improve the educational climate at Penn State. Income from the Student Activity Fee will be used to increase the number and quality of activities such as clubs and organizations, recreational and fitness programs, lectures, music and cultural programs, and other campus programs related to the total learning environment. Each campus has established a student-run committee that will allocate these funds. For more information on the York Campus Allocation Committee, please contact our Student Affairs Office at 717-771-4045.

The non-refundable Info Tech Fee and Activity Fee are charged according to the number of enrolled credits immediately prior to the first day of the semester. Adding credits on or after the first day of the semester could result in a corresponding increase of the fees. Dropping credits on or after the first day of the semester will not reduce the fees charged.

What is the Student Facilities Fee (SFF)?

The proceeds of the Facilities Fee will be used only for facilities designed for student activities, recreation, or enhancement of student life. Each campus has an advisory committee, including student representation, that will recommend ideas that the student facilities fee could help to achieve. For more information on the York Campus Allocation Committee, please contact the Student Affairs office at 717-771-4045.

What is the International Undergraduate Student Fee?

To offset additional institutional costs for comprehensive academic and student support services that are unique to international students, all new international undergraduate students will be assessed a $500 per semester fee while they are enrolled at Penn State.

International undergraduate students who have been enrolled during the 2013–14 academic year will be assessed a $250 per semester fee for the remainder of the time they are continuously enrolled at Penn State.

For part-time international undergraduate students the fee will be prorated based on the registered credits. For those students registered for 5 but fewer than 9 credits, the fee assessment will be 75 percent of the full fee. For students registered for fewer than 5 credits, the fee will be 31 percent of the full fee.

International students are defined as those students who hold temporary non-immigrant visas.


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Completing the Registration Process...

The Penn State "Registration" process consists of two steps.

  • First, students schedule specific classes.
  • Second, the student becomes registered by either:
    • a) making the proper payment of tuition and fees OR
    • b) by Confirming attendance electronically (on eLion) when all charges are covered by financial aid and their eBill shows a -0- net payable.

If you do not complete your registration (step 2) there could be academic and financial implications.

For additional registration instructions visit the Campus Registrar's Office page.

Failure to complete the registration process by the due date on the eBill may result in any or all of the following actions:

  • You will not receive grades for courses you are attending
  • If/when you eventually do complete your registration, a $50 late fee will be charged.
  • You will be unable to enroll for future semesters.
  • Your Penn State Access account will be suspended.
  • If you receive student loans, you may enter a repayment status with your lender.
  • If you receive student aid, some of the aid sources may be cancelled and will be unable to be reinstated at a later date.
  • Starting with the first day of the semester you will not be allowed to add courses.

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Stafford Loan Awards:

Students eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan may see it listed on the Semester Bill as an "ESTIMATED LOAN". If an "ESTIMATED LOAN" appears on your Semester Bill and you have received, completed and returned your Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note, expect to receive a notice finalizing your loan. If you have not received your Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note, complete your Federal Stafford Master Promissory Note (MPN) electronically using the Federal Personal-Indentification- Number (PIN) issued to you by the Federal Department of Education. Access http://www.psu.edu/studentaid and click on e-sign your Stafford Loan Application for more information. This Master Promissory Note will authorize disbursement of all Federal Stafford Loan funds. Prior to any Federal Stafford Loan disbursements being made to your student account, you will have the option to refuse these funds.

*Due to lending changes with PHEAA you will be required to sign a new MPN. You will be notified via your Penn State e-mail account.


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Decreasing your Stafford Loan or your Perkins Loan:

To decrease or cancel a Federal Stafford Loan or a Federal Perkins Loan, students can access their eLion account through the application called "Loan Decrease." However, students are encouraged to closely review their semester budget to determine the amount of Federal Stafford Loan needed to pay tuition, fees, room, board and book charges. Students should also consider any additional educational expenses that they may incur during the semester. This will help students determine the amount of Federal Stafford Loan needed to borrow to cover the educational expenses for the semester. Students will then receive a "Notification of Disbursement" from both PHEAA and Penn State (via e-mail) at the point in the semester that Federal Stafford Loan funds are placed in the student's account. Students will also have the option at this time to refuse any or all of the Federal Stafford Loan proceeds.


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Holds:

If a student has an unpaid balance in his/her student account beyond the eight week of the Fall or Spring semester, a Delinquent Hold will be placed on the student's records. The HOLD will have the following effect: a) the student will not be allowed to register for any new classes, b) no transcript of grades can be obtained from the University. The HOLD will remain in effect until the unpaid balance is settled.

There are various other infractions (such as repeated unpaid parking fines) that may result in a HOLD on a student's records. When the HOLD is placed, an E-mail notification is sent to the student concerning the reason for the HOLD. If a HOLD is preventing the student from registering for a class or from obtaining a transcript, the student may contact the Bursar's Office to learn the reason for the HOLD and what action(s) are necessary to correct the problem.


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Payroll for Student Employees:

Students should contact the Student Affairs Office to find out about available jobs on campus and to sign up for employment. Having completed the payroll sign up forms and after starting the job, the student will be paid biweekly by the Bursar's Office. Wages are paid every other Friday and must be direct deposited into the student's bank account.

Printed payroll notices showing the details of your deposited pay are distributed by the Bursar and forwarded to the student's supervisor on each payday. Any questions about the pay amount, taxes withheld, hours paid, etc. should be directed to the Bursar's Office.


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Student Account Transactions and Disbursement of Financial Aid awards:

Questions about your student account transactions (payments, tuition charges, tuition adjustments, penalty charges, Aid disbursements, etc.) can be answered by contacting the Bursar's Office. The University policy on student confidentiality may prohibit the release of student information to anyone other than the student.

Student Account & Billing Access on the Web:

Students can now view their student account transactions and balance on-line by using eLion. The URL is https://elion.psu.edu. Click on "For Students." Then enter a User ID and Access Account password. Next, from the menu on the left side of the screen, the student will choose "Bursar Tuition Bills" and follow the instructions to view their account transactions.


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Payment of Campus Parking Fines and Related Costs:

Tickets (fines) issued for parking violations on campus should be paid at the Bursar's Office. Checks written to pay parking fines should be made payable to "Student Government Association," because all fines and additional costs collected for parking violations go entirely to the Student Government Association at Penn State York.

Appealing a Parking Ticket:

If the person who receives the parking fine wishes to appeal the ticket, they should contact the Safety and Security Office in the Main Classroom Bldg. at Penn State York. The responsibility of the Bursar's Office at Penn State York, when collecting payments for parking fines, is only to act as a collecting agent for the Student Government Association. The procedure for filing an appeal requires that collateral in the amount of the ticket must be posted at the time of appeal. If found not guilty or if the fine is reduced, the correct amount will be refunded. Please see: http://www.yk.psu.edu/security/parking.shtml for complete information on traffic/parking violations and the "appeal" procedure.


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