Non-Resident Undergraduate Student Tuition Rates

Tuition rates are set annually by the Board of Governors of the PA State System of Higher Education. The standard non resident (non-PA) tuition rate is 225% of the resident (PA) rate. Non resident students have several opportunities to receive a reduced tuition rate.

* ALL RATES based on 2017-2018 year.  Rates for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 will be available in July 2018.

Undergraduate Non-Resident (12 - 18 credits)

A student registered for 12 or more credits is considered full-time. Tuition for credits above 18 credits is billed at the per-credit rate.

Shippensburg University offers a number of Out-of-State Tuition Discount Opportunities for reduced tuition rates for non-resident students.  Non-resident undergraduates who qualify for reduced tuition are those who:

  • Transfer under a Dual Admission program from a participating Community College.
  • Transfer in with 30 earned credits and GPA of 3.0.
  • Enter as a first-year student with minimum SAT, ACT, GPA and class ranking requirements.
  • Select a STEM/STEM EDUCATION MAJOR (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math)

You can find out more about reduced tuition rates here.
Information on Admissions requirements can be found on the Admissions webpage.

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$8,429
$702
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$15,863
 
Total Per Academic Year
$31,726
Total Per Credit: $841

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

High-Achieving Raider Award Students Admitted Fall 2018 and thereafter - 150% of Resident Rate

Students who meet the quailifications to receive the Out-of-State Raider Award at the time of admission may retain the reduced High-Achieving out-of-state rate if they meet the following requirements while in attendance at SU:

  • Students who have earned less than 30 credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Students who have earned 30 or more credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

PLEASE NOTE: The overal GPA will be evaluated every year at the end of the Spring semester.  Continuing students must meet the qualifications each year in order to continue to receive the High-Achieving rate.  If the overall GPA falls below the minimum requirements, the standard out-of-state tuition rate will be assessed for the upcoming year.  Students who lose the High-Achieving rate may gain it back for the next academic year if the overall GPA once again meets the minimum requirements.

High-Achieving Raider Award Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$5,619
$468
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$13,053
 
Total Per Academic Year
$26,106
Total Per Credit: $607

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

High-Achieving Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2018 - 175% of Resident Rate

Students who began attendance prior to Fall 2018 semester who meet the following qualifications may be eligible to receive the High-Achieving Non-Resident rate:

  • Students who have earned less than 30 credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Students who have earned 30 or more credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

PLEASE NOTE: The overal GPA will be evaluated every year at the end of the Spring semester.  Continuing students must meet the qualifications each year in order to continue to receive the High-Achieving rate.  If the overall GPA falls below the minimum requirements, the standard out-of-state tuition rate will be assessed for the upcoming year.  Students who lose the High-Achieving rate may gain it back for the next academic year if the overall GPA once again meets the minimum requirements.

High-Achieving Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$6,556
$546
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$13,990
 
Total Per Academic Year
$27,980
Total Per Credit: $685

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

STEM Majors - 175% of Resident Rate

Out-of-State students who select a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major or STEM Education major will receive a reduced rate as long as they stay in the selected major.

STEM Major Non-Resident

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$6,556
$546
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$13,990
 
Total Per Academic Year
$27,980
Total Per Credit: $685

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

Final semester tuition rates will be based on the major a student has as of the end of the semester drop period. Major changes after that date will be reflected in tuition charges for the upcoming semester.

Qualifying STEM Majors

Biological Sciences

  • Biology BS
  • Biology BS with secondary certification

Computer and Information Systems

  • Computer Science BS
  • Management Information Systems BSBA  

Engineering

  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS
  • Software Engineering BS

Geosciences

  • Earth and Space Science BSEd
  • Geoenvironmental Studies BS  

Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematics BS
  • Mathematics BS with secondary certification  

Physical Sciences

  • Applied Physics BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Chemistry BS with secondary certification
  • Physics BS
  • Physics BSEd

Dual Admit Students - 150% of resident rate

The Dual Admissions program is designed to ensure seamless enrollment from an associate's degree program at a community college to a bachelor's degree program at Shippensburg University. We currently maintain six Dual Admissions Programs with community colleges in Pennsylvania and Maryland:

  1. Allegany College of Maryland
  2. Carroll Community College
  3. Frederick Community College
  4. Hagerstown Community College
  5. Harrisburg Area Community College
  6. Howard Community College

Dual-Admit Non-Resident

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$5,619
$468
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$13,053
 
Total Per Academic Year
$26,106
Total Per Credit: $607

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

For more information about Dual Admission and how to enroll, visit the Dual Admissions Program page.

Transfer Out-of-State Raider Award Students - 175% of Resident Rate

Transfer students who meet the Admissions qualifications to receive the Transfer Out-of-State Raider Award will be eligible for the reduced out-of-state rate.

Transfer Raider Award Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$6,556
$546
Fees*
$1,664
$139
Meal Plan
$1,830
 
Housing
$3,940
 
Total Per Semester
$13,990
 
Total Per Academic Year
$27,980
Total Per Credit: $685

* Please refer to Break Down of Non-Resident Fees for a list of the fees.

International Students - 225% of Resident Rate

International students pay the Non-Resident rate and are not eligible for the Non-Resident High-Achieving and STEM rates.

 Non-Resident Fees

Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Educational Services
$384
$32
Technology Tuition
$353
$30
Comprehensive Health
$170
$14
Student Union
$300
$25
Activity
$272
$23
Recreation
$185
$15
Total Per Semester
$1,664
 
Total Per Academic Year
$3,328
Total Per Credit: $139