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General Fees

The General Fee is charged to all students -- resident and non-resident, graduate and undergraduate, full-time and part-time, residential and commuting. It is charged during all sessions (including summer and winter sessions), and at all course locations (including internships; student teaching; University Center in Harrisburg, and all other off-campus sites).

Since it is a generic fee used to support a variety of instructional and student support programs, waivers are limited to:

  • University employees
  • Senior citizens participating in the ESU senior citizen tuition waiver program
  • Certain exchange students (i.e. National Student Exchange Students) and;
  • Students in foreign exchange programs studying abroad

Graduate students enrolled in continuing education credit courses conducted off campus are charged a reduced rate. This policy is consistent with existing regulations concerning tuition waiver policies.

The General Fee is assessed at a flat rate for all undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and all graduate students taking 9 or more credits. Part-time students are charged on a prorated per credit basis.

General Fee Structure: Semester Rate

The General Fee is assessed at a flat rate for all Undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits and all Graduate students taking 9 or more credits.

Part-time student's charges are pro-rated per credit. The rates outlined below are effective with the fall 2013 semester:

 UndergradUndergrad Extended LearningGraduateGrad Distance EducationGrad Extended Learning
Full-Time $957.77 $506.87 $875.69 $551.36 $433.28
Part-Time $  79.85 $  42.24 $  97.31 $  61.27 $  48.15

General Fee Breakdown per Semester

CategoryUndergradUndergrad Extended LearningGraduateGrad Distance EducationGrad Extended Learning
Instructional Support $330.75 $330.75 $330.75 $330.75 $330.75
Student Activity $147.12 $147.12 $  73.53 $  73.53 $  73.53
University Center $118.04 N/A $118.08 $118.08 N/A
Health Center $130.98 N/A $130.95 N/A N/A
Recreation Center Operations $  88.08 N/A $  88.08 N/A N/A
Recreation Center Programs $105.30 N/A $105.30 N/A N/A
Stony Acres $    8.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A
E Card Program $  14.18 $  14.18 $  14.18 $  14.18 $  14.18
E Card  Operations $  14.82 $  14.82 $  14.82 $  14.82 $  14.82

Additional Fees

Technology Fee
The full time technology fee for the 2013-2014 academic year is $368.00 per year for Pennsylvania undergraduate resident students and $558.00 per year for undergraduate non-resident students. The technology fee for each semester for Pennsylvania graduate resident students is $21.00 per credit and $31.00 per credit for graduate non-resident students.

The purpose of this fee is to enhance student access to the latest technology in the classroom and to prepare our students for high-tech careers in the 21st Century.

Out-of-state undergraduate students pay $23.00 per credit up to full time (minimum 12 credits) and graduate out-of-state students pay $31.00 per credit.

Transportation Fee
The transportation fee is intended to support the cost of operation of our shuttle bus service that will be available to all students with a valid ID card.

The buses will run continuously on weekdays throughout the campus from the University Ridge apartments to the Prospect Street intersection.

The transportation fee is assessed to all students and is $42.50 per semester for a full-time student, $21.25 per semester for a part time student.

This applies to undergraduate and graduate students.

General Academic Records Fee

The General Academic Records Fee is non-refundable and is intended to cover the cost of transcripts and graduation application fees. Students will receive lifetime transcripts upon graduation.

It is a flat fee assessed on undergraduate and graduate students. The academic records fee would not cover the cost of express delivery of transcripts.

The components of the Recreation Center Fee (Gen’l Rec Center Ops and Gen’l Rec Center Programs), although correct in total, were incorrectly reflected on the Fall 2013 bills. We have corrected this error so the Spring 2014 bills are correctly stated. This has no effect on your student account or financial aid. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.

 Fall 2013Spring 2014
Gen’l Rec Center Ops $  88.08 $165.38
Gen’l Rec Center Programs $105.30 $  28.00
Total Rec Center Fee $193.38 $193.38