Tuition waived for City of Philadelphia public or charter high school students
Students who attend a City of Philadelphia public high school or charter high school may enroll in one undergraduate-level, College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) course tuition-free in the spring and fall semesters through the Young Scholars Program.
See if your school qualifies you for tuition-free participation:
- School District of Philadelphia high schools (click on "high school")
- School District of Philadelphia charter schools
Students who are homeschooled, enrolled in private schools, or enrolled in public schools other than those officially under the jurisdiction of the School District of Philadelphia will be billed for tuition in the same manner as all other nondegree undergraduate students at the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. The rate of tuition is based on the number of course units taken and the division of the University in which they are taken.
All students (regardless of semester or school district) are responsible for any other fees associated with attending the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. These fees may include books, laboratory fees, course materials, etc.
Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.) rate* based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated.
College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition
Tuition for College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses taken by high school students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.
All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
Available courses end with a section code between 601 and 606 in the fall and spring.
Please consult with your Penn-appointed academic advisor regarding withdrawal policies and procedures. If an advisor has not yet been appointed to you, email us at email@example.com to inquire.
|Young Scholars Program Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Tuition and Fee Rates|
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Non-College of Liberal and Professional Studies tuition
High school students taking courses outside of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies will be charged the tuition of that school.
Students enrolling in classes offered at other schools in the University should coordinate closely with their Academic Advisor to fully understand the tuition implications.
- General fee: A general fee is assessed to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and directly funds Penn's non-instructional student support services. The general fee for full-time students provides them with full access to a wide variety of services and resources, including counseling and wellness, multicultural resource centers, student activities, recreation and fitness, career services, learning support, and much more.
- Technology fee: This fee assists with the cost of computer labs and technological services.