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.

High-Achieving Students - 175% of Resident Rate

Students who meet the following qualifications may be eligible to receive the High-Achieving Non-Resident rate:

  • New freshman who earn a 1200 SAT or BETTER (critical reading + critical math) OR graduate in the top 10 percent of their class. 
  • New transfer students who have earned less than 30 college-level credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • New transfer students who have earned 30 or more college-level credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Continuing students who meet the minimum requirements each semester

Continuing students must meet the qualifications EACH SEMESTER in order to continue to receive the High-Achieving rate.

High-Achieving Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Tuition
$6,334
$528
Fees*
$1,628
$136
Meal Plan
$1,795
 
Housing
$3,863
 
Total Per Semester
$13,620
 
Total Per Academic Year
$27,240
Total Per Credit: $664

If your GPA falls below the minimum requirements at the end of term, tuition will be adjusted for the upcoming semester and the standard out-of-state rate will be charged. We will contact you about these changes, and you will be responsible for paying the additional tuition. However, if you are not currently receiving the high achieving rate, and meet the cumulative GPA requirements for high achieving status at the end of term, your tuition will be reducedfor the upcoming semester.

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
$6,334
$528
Fees*
$1,628
$136
Meal Plan
$1,795
 
Housing
$3,863
 
Total Per Semester
$13,620
 
Total Per Academic Year
$27,240
Total Per Credit: $664

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

  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Computer 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
$5,429
$452
Fees*
$1,628
$136
Meal Plan
$1,795
 
Housing
$3,863
 
Total Per Semester
$12,715
 
Total Per Academic Year
$25,430
Total Per Credit: $588

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

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.

High-Achieving, STEM, and Dual Admit

Fees
Full-Time
Part-Time (Per Credit)
Educational Services
$360
$30
Technology Tuition
$341
$29
Comprehensive Health
$170
$14
Student Union
$300
$25
Activity
$272
$23
Recreation
$185
$15
Total Per Semester
$1,628
 
Total Per Academic Year
$3,256
Total Per Credit: $136