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The Federal School Code for Shippensburg University is 003326.

Students should complete an electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) in order to borrow a Federal Direct Loan or a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov.

Parents may complete an eMPN in order to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan after May 31 at www.studentloans.gov.

Dates & Deadlines

Prospective and returning students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.

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Contact Us

Due to federal privacy laws, you must call (717) 477-1131 for individual student information.

General financial aid questions can be addressed by e-mail at finaid@ship.edu. Please provide the student's Shippensburg University ID (if applicable) in all e-mails. 

Fax: (717) 477-4028

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Related Links

Go to FAFSA 

Academic Calendar 

Semester Information 

How to Pay for College (college.gov) 

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COST OF ATTENDANCE

2013-2014: Undergraduate Students  

NOTE: Costs are listed per YEAR and rates are subject to change. Costs are based on full-time enrollment (12-18 credits per semester for undergraduate students). Students enrolled less than full time will have reduced charges and their eligibility for aid will be based on those reduced charges. 

Undergraduate Pennsylvania Resident - 2013-2014

Full-Time (minimum 12 credits per term)


Direct Costs

On Campus

Off Campus

Commuter

Tuition

$6,622

$6,622

$6,622

Fees

$2,826

$2,826

$2,826

Housing ($4,180 - $8,858)

$6,734

$5,310*

$0

Meal Plan ($2,900 - $4,398)

$3,350

$3,350

$1,200*

Total Direct Costs
(Billed, except as noted *)

$19,532

$18,108

$10,648

Indirect Costs

 

 

 

Personal Expenses

$2,030

$2,030

$2,012

Transportation

$1,242

$1,242

$1,800

Books & Supplies

$1,242

$1,242

$1,242

Total Indirect Costs
(Not on bill)

$4,514

$4,514

$5,054

Total Cost of Attendance

$24,046

$22,622

$15,702

* Room charges for Off-Campus students are not billed by the University. The University only bills board costs for Off-Campus and Commuter students if the student chooses to have a meal plan. Amounts listed above are included in the student's Total Cost of Attendance in order to correctly determine a student's eligibility for aid to cover off campus living costs.    


 

 Undergraduate Out-of-State Resident - 2013-2014

Full-Time (minimum 12 credits per term)


Direct Costs

On Campus

Off Campus

Commuter

Tuition

1-Tuition Advantage Program - see note below

$14,900

$14,900

$14,900

Fees

$3,016

$3,016

$3,016

Housing ($4,180 - $8,858)

$6,734

$5,310*

$0

Meal Plan ($2,900 - $4,398)

$3,350

$3,350

$1,200*

Total Direct Costs
(Billed, except as noted *)

$28,000

$26,576

$19,116

Indirect Costs

 

 

 

Personal Expenses

$2,030

$2,030

$2,012

Transportation

$1,246

$1,246

$1,804

Books & Supplies

$1,242

$1,242

$1,242

Total Indirect Costs
(Not on bill)

$4,518

$4,518

$5,058

Total Cost of Attendance

$32,518

$31,094

$24,174

* Room charges for Off-Campus students are not billed by the University. The University only bills board costs for Off-Campus and Commuter students if the student chooses to have a meal plan. Amounts listed above are included in the student's Total Cost of Attendance in order to correctly determine a student's eligibility for aid to cover off campus living costs. 

  1 Tuition Advantage Program

Highly qualified Out-of-State students and students majoring in a STEM discipline, who qualify for our Tuition Advantage Program, will be charged at a lower tuition rate. The tuition rate will be 175% of the in-state tuition. For 2013-2014 the Tuition Advantage rate is $11,590.  This is a savings of $3,310 over the regular out-of-state rate. For information on the program, go to www.ship.edu/admissions/tap/. The Tuition Advantage discount will not appear as a source of financial assistance on your aid award. It will be reflected as a lower tuition charge on your bill.

The bottom line for many families is estimating how much they will pay when the bill for college arrives. To determine this, you need two pieces of information:

  1. The amount you will be billed by the Student Accounts Office.
  2. The amount of Financial Assistance you are receiving from various sources of financial aid. (When the actual bill arrives from Student Accounts, your estimated financial aid will be deducted from the total charges, giving you the “net” amount due.)

Student Accounts bills are based on your status as an in-state or out-of-state student, and based on whether you are living on campus or off campus.

We have divided charges up into estimated billable charges (what Student Accounts would actually bill you for) and other non-billable expenses like books and transportation. Those non-billable costs are called “indirect” costs and we include them in your budget when we determine your eligibility for aid, but you don’t get billed for them.

Calculate billable costs based on whether you are in-state or out-of-state, and on campus or off campus. If you are out-of-state, and are eligible for the Out-of-State Tuition Advantage Program discount for high performing students, and students in STEM majors, your tuition rate will be lower.

Once you have determined your billable charges, subtract all sources of financial assistance, such as federal loans and grants, state grants, scholarships you receive from Ship (athletic, academic, etc.), and awards you may be receiving from other sources. Outside sources may affect your eligibility for federal financial aid. View your financial aid award at the myShip Portal.