Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition** $53,166
General Fee** $5,354
Technology Fee $892
Clinical Fee $630
Total Tuition and Fees


** On August 11, Penn announced that it would roll back the 3.9% increase in fall undergraduate tuition and reduce the fall general fee by 10% from the 19-20 posted rate. 

Updated fall charges are:

Tuition: $25,578 ($1,005 credit)
General Fee: $2,311 ($366 credit)
Clinical Fee: $315
Technology Fee: $446

2019-2020 Academic Year
Tuition $51,156
General Fee $5,136
Technology Fee $870
Clinical Fee $608
Total Tuition and Fees


Fees included in the Cost of Attendance

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.

The Technology Fee is used to cover a broad group of technology-driven services, including online learning resources, data and network security, technology support, email services and support, technology-enabled spaces, provided software, electronic research tools, and other related costs.

This mandatory fee is assessed to all students and supports Penn Wellness services, including Campus Health, Counseling and Psychological Services, the Student Health Service, and the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs. In 2020-2021, the fee also funds public health efforts essential for protecting the Penn community against the spread of COVID-19, including contact tracing.

Fees not included in the Cost of Attendance

The Orientation Fee covers meals provided during New Student Orientation in August. Meals will be served each day at times specified in the NSO Calendar. Since these are not part of the regular meal plan, the cost is listed as an Orientation Fee. The 2019-2020 NSO fee is $345.

The College House Program Fee helps to fund program costs for College Houses, from College House Computing (including costs associated with wireless installation) to the College House Music Program, Humanities Research Fellowships, Residential Program activities, and academic support services (e.g., the Penn Mentoring Program, or the Faculty Associates program). This fee is assessed to all students living in a College House.

Certain courses may charge course-specific lab fees.