Tuition, Cost & Ways to Pay

When choosing the college that's right for you, it's important to consider the return on your investment. As the largest comprehensive university in north central and northeastern Pennsylvania, Commonwealth University works hard to provide a world-class education that consistently rates among the best values in the nation.

Estimated Costs (2024-2025)

The following tables highlight the costs for undergraduate in-state and out-of-state/international students. Cost is subject to change for future terms and is based on 12-18 credits per semester (fall/spring).

Estimated In-State Costs

Bloomsburg Campus Estimated In-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$3,858$3,858
Fees$1,789$1,650
Housing (Double)$3,716$3,716
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$1,947$1,947
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$11,910$11,771
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for PA Residents is $322
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Lock Haven Campus Estimated In-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$3,858$3,858
Fees$1,789$1,650
Housing (Double)$3,553$3,553
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$2,424$2,424
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$12,224$12,085
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for PA Residents is $322
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Mansfield Campus Estimated In-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$3,858$3,858
Fees$1,982$1,843
Housing (Double)$3,620$3,620
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$2,207$2,207
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$12,267$12,128
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for PA Residents is $322
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Clearfield Campus Estimated In-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$3,858$3,858
Fees$1,789$1,650
Housing (Double)$2,875**$2,875**
Food (19 meals/week + flex)N/AN/A
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$9,122$8,983
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for PA Residents is $322
  • ** 2-bedroom apartment, 12-month, one payment option
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Estimated Out-of-State Costs

Bloomsburg Campus Estimated Out-of-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$9,645$9,645
Fees$1,914$1,775
Housing (Double)$3,716$3,716
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$1,947$1,947
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$17,822$17,683
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for Out-of-State and International Students is $805
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Lock Haven Campus Estimated Out-of-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$9,645$9,645
Fees$1,914$1,775
Housing (Double)$3,553$3,553
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$2,424$2,424
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$18,136$17,997
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for Out-of-State and International Students is $805
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Mansfield Campus Estimated Out-of-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$9,645$9,645
Fees$2,107$1,968
Housing (Double)$3,620$3,620
Food (19 meals/week + flex)$2,207$2,207
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$18,179$18,040
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for Out-of-State and International Students is $805
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

Clearfield Campus Estimated Out-of-State Costs

 Fall 2024Spring 2025
Tuition$9,645$9,645
Fees$1,914$1,775
Housing (Double)$2,875**$2,875**
Food (19 meals/week + flex)N/AN/A
Books (estimated)$600$600
Total per term$15,034$14,895
Notes
  • Fall term includes one-time $109 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee. These fees would apply to spring if spring is the start term at $90 Orientation Fee and $30 Registration Fee.
  • Per credit rate for Out-of-State and International Students is $805
  • ** 2-bedroom apartment, 12-month, one payment option
Disclaimer

Costs are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon the action of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth University Council of Trustees. The above numbers are subject to change when 2024-2025 rates are finalized in July 2024. 

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