Per-Credit Tuition Pilot Program

In the Fall 2016 semester, Shippensburg University launched a three-year pilot program to charge full-time undergraduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania tuition on a per-credit basis. A full-time student is one who is enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester. Graduate students and part-time undergraduate students are already charged by credit. 


The State System Board of Governors set 2017-2018 undergraduate tuition at $312 per credit. Shippensburg's rate of $300 per credit represents a 4% decrease in that rate. 

Financial Assistance

Institutional financial aid is available to help close the gap for students taking more than 13 credits who have qualifying financial need. No application is required for this grant. Fall semester bills posted in July will reflect any additional financial assistance you are eligible to receive.

Shippensburg University also offers a Prepayment Plan that allows you to budget for expenses of the forthcoming semester or academic year through a series of monthly installments.


Your time and money are valuable. When you make every class and credit count to finish your Ship degree in four years instead of five or more, you save on your classes, credits, money and time. Make it count!

Three-Year Pilot

The 2017-2018 academic year is the second year of this three-year pilot program, which is subject to regular review by university and State System officials. If the plan meets or exceeds expectations, it may be adopted permanently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the per-credit tuition pilot program here.