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Tuition & Financial Aid

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Tuition Breakdown

Undergraduate Tuition

At many other colleges, your costs and financial aid options change year to year, and this can have a serious effect on your ability to plan and pay for your education.

At Clarks Summit University, you can confidently plan for the total cost of your degree. We have removed this uncertainty by locking in your rate from the start. Whatever the tuition rate when you enter school, that rate will remain consistent for your entire residential undergraduate experience. This will save you more than $6,000 over a four-year experience!

These rates apply to residential undergraduate students who are enrolled for the first time at Clarks Summit University in the fall or spring semester of the academic year below.

2021–2022 Average Annual Cost
(Full-Time Undergraduate)
Tuition $27,200
Room & Board $6,800 (21 meal)
Total average annual costs $34,000
*Individual course-related fees may apply – see section below  

 

Tuition Breakdown
Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits) $13,600/semester
Tuition Per Credit (1-11 or over 18 credits) $800

 

Room & Board (Per Semester)
Residence Hall $1,350
14 Meal Plan $1,950
21 Meal Plan $2,050
2020–2021 Average Annual Cost (Full-Time Undergraduate)
Tuition $26,082
Room & Board $6,490 (21 meal)
Total average annual costs $32,572
*Individual course-related fees may apply – see section below

 

Tuition Breakdown
Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits) $13,041/semester
Tuition Per Credit (1-11 or over 18 credits) $770

 

Room & Board (Per Semester)
Residence Hall $1,285
14 Meal Plan $1,845
21 Meal Plan $1,960

Online & Graduate Tuition

The tuition cost per credit will include all technology and general course fees.* Our “no hidden fees” philosophy allows you to calculate your total cost per semester with ease. Be sure to check out our Discounts for Online Undergraduate, Graduate and Seminary Studies too!

2020–2021 Academic Year
Undergraduate (Online)¹ $405
M.A., M.Min. and M.Div. $460
M.Ed., M.S.C. and Th.M. $565
D.Min. $645
Ph.D. $695

*Some specific course fees and miscellaneous fees still do exist including: late fees, independent study fees, payment plan fees, continuation fees, etc. Please refer to our miscellaneous fees chart for further information.

¹Undergraduate Online rates are applicable to students who take all courses exclusively online. Students registered for any undergraduate on-campus course during the semester will have all courses, even those taken online, billed at the established undergraduate on-campus rate.

Tuition Planning

Be sure to plan ahead for late fees, independent study fees, payment plan fees, continuation fees, etc. Please refer to our miscellaneous fees chart, and check out our Financial Forms & Resources page to find what you’re looking for.

Miscellaneous Fees Chart
Miscellaneous Fees
Application Fee $25
Confirmation Deposit $250
Course Change Fee (after drop/add date) $30
Payment Plan Fee $50/semester
Returned Check Fee $30
Late Payment Fee $40
Default Fee (after two consecutive late fees) $100
Vehicle Registration Fee $120
Student ID Replacement Fee $20
Graduation Fee (per degree, charged for diploma even if the student is not “walking”) $175
Music Fees
Private Music Lesson $200
Instrument Rental Fee
(all methods courses)
Varies
Senior Recital Fee $50
Course-Related Fees*
Choral Fee $25
Choral Dress/Tux (charged after course begins) Varies
Counseling Test Fee Varies
Drama Fee (DR342) Varies
Field Trip Fee (PA311/PA442) Varies
Off-Schedule Course Fee $100/credit
Fine Arts Fee Varies
Independent Study Fee $50/credit
Office Administration Certification Testing Fee $200
Portfolio Assessment Fee (PA800) $200
Portfolio Submission Fee (PA800) $100/credit
Portfolio Completion Fee (PA800) $100/credit
Science Lab Fee (all labs) $120
Student Teaching Fee $200/placement
*charged upon course registration unless otherwise noted  
Room & Board (2020-2021)
Residence Hall $1,285
Room Rate (summer modules only) $15/day
14 Meal Plan $1,845
21 Meal Plan $1,960
Doctoral Program Fees
General Fee $50/Course
Dissertation Fee – D.Min. $450
Dissertation Fee – Ph.D. $650
Binding Fee $140
Continuation Fee $200
Estimate Your Cost

Use our Net Price Calculator to determine your financial aid package.

Ways to Save

Excellent biblical higher education is an important investment. More than 98 percent of our students received assistance last year—totaling more than $5 million.

CSU Scholarships
Help directly from Clarks Summit University includes institutional scholarships for qualifying students. View a list of CSU scholarships.

Locked Tuition
Whatever the tuition rate when you enter school, that rate will remain consistent for your entire residential undergraduate experience. This will save you more than $6,000 over a four-year experience!

Decide Early
High school juniors can enroll at CSU and lock in their tuition rate one year early! This can mean an additional savings of more than $4,000 over the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Start at CSU While You’re Still in High School
High school juniors and seniors can take college-level classes from CSU, allowing them to earn college credits while fulfilling high school requirements. The cost for this High School Dual Enrollment will be fully reimbursed for you when you become an on-campus student at CSU.

Plan Ahead
Contact our admissions team to discuss a plan for the cost of your degree. Start here.

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