- General Fee
- Student Health Insurance Fee
- Student Health Service Fee
- Special Service Fee
- Late Penalty Charge
- Late Graduation Notification Fee
- Fee for Transcript
- Refund of Tuition and Fees
- Payment of Fees
- Nonpayment of Tuition and/or Fees
- Notice of University Policy
The amount of the general fee is based on the number of courses taken. The general fee enables the University to maintain essential facilities such as the library system, museums and institutes, special laboratories, the Student Health Service, athletics, and Career Services, all of which provide benefits to students both before and after graduation.
The University requires every full-time student to participate in the University-sponsored health insurance program or to demonstrate adequate health insurance coverage from another source. The premium for the insurance program appears on the University bill. Part-time students are not eligible for the University-sponsored health insurance program, but are strongly encouraged to carry their own health insurance. For insurance purposes, graduate students are regarded as full-time if they are registered for three or more course units, dissertation tuition or master’s registration tuition. For further information, call the Office of Student Health, or call (215) 662–2865.
All students are required to be covered by the University Student Health Service. The Student Health Service fee is included in the University bill. For students paying the maximum general fee, the Health Service fee is covered in the general fee. For students paying less than the maximum general fee, the Health Service fee appears as a separate charge on the bill.
A student who is on leave of absence, or not taking courses (e.g., during the Summer term) may use the library, recreational facilities and Student Health Service upon payment of a special service fee.
Registered students are required to pay the tuition bill within the time period specified by the Student Financial Services Office on the bill. If full payment is not made by the due date, a late penalty charge of 1.5% a month (or partial month) will be imposed on the outstanding balance.
If students fail to notify the Student Records Office of their plan to receive a degree by the published deadline, they may in some cases still register to graduate upon payment of a fee of $25. Students should check the academic calendar for final dates on which late applications will be received.
Current students and alumni from the class of 1988 or later can use PennInTouch to place orders and pay for transcripts using a Visa or MasterCard. Currently enrolled students who are not within 8 weeks of graduation can charge the order to their student account. If you prefer, you can also order transcripts by mail or in person at the Registrar’s Office. Click here for more information or to download a transcript order form.
A student who withdraws from the Graduate School of Education (or who is requested to withdraw for failure to maintain a satisfactory scholastic standard) or who is granted a leave of absence will be eligible for a full refund of tuition and general fee during the Drop/Request period. Withdrawal from the University after the Drop/Request period is permitted but students will not receive a refund of tuition or fees.
The effective date of separation from the University is the date on which the student files a written request for withdrawal or leave of absence in the Office of the Assistant Dean. A student who is required to withdraw because of violation of University regulations will receive no refund by reason of such withdrawal. Neither late registration nor absence during the term shall entitle the student to a reduction in fees.
Payments due the University must be made in cash, check, bank draft or postal money order for the exact amount due, drawn to the order of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Students will be charged a fee for any check returned by a bank for “insufficient funds” or any other reason, other than a bank error. In addition, the University reserves the right to require a cashier’s check, or other similar instrument for any payment following return of a check by a bank. If there are extenuating circumstances that affect payment of one’s bill, students should contact a representative from the Student Financial Services Office, x1988.
The University reserves the right to withhold registration material, transcripts and all other information regarding the record of any student who is delinquent in the payment of tuition, fees, or any other charges, including student loans, and to exclude such a student from classes, examinations, and graduation. The student will be held accountable for all absences resulting from the operation of this rule. For continued delinquency in the payment of debts to the University, the student may be permanently dropped from the University. The enforcement of this penalty shall not relieve the student of the obligation to pay any outstanding fees and charges, including those for the term to which the penalty applies. No one shall be granted a certificate of withdrawal or be recommended for a degree that has not paid in full all his or her financial obligations.
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania reserve the right to amend the regulations concerning fees and method of payment at any time and make such changes applicable to students attending the University, as well as to entering students.