Summer Financial Aid & Tuition Costs

Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate students taking at least six (6) credits combined over the course of all summer sessions are eligible for federal and state financial aid, provided they are matriculating in an Arcadia degree program. Because students pay on a per-credit basis during the summer ($500/credit* for summer 2014) institutional (Arcadia) scholarships\grants are not available during summer periods.  Students can borrow through the Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan Program during the summer but should note that summer borrowing does detract from annual borrowing eligibility.  Example:  A dependent third year student can borrow $7,500 per year in Federal Direct Stafford Loans.  If the student borrows $3,000 in Federal Direct Stafford Loans during the summer, he/she will have $4,500 of remaining eligibility to be split over the following fall/spring semesters (or remainder of the academic year).   

Federal Pell Grant and PHEAA State Grant monies for those that qualify (based on financial need) can also be used during the summer but, like Federal Direct Stafford Loans, amounts used in the summer are deducted from annual maximum amounts for which students qualify.  PHEAA State Grant applications are available online at for Pennsylvania residents that wish to apply.  Alternative, private student loans and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans (for dependent undergraduates) can be utilized during the summer as well.  Visit for information on available loans.  

Matriculating Arcadia undergraduates taking summer courses at another college or university which are required for their bachelor’s degree can have Arcadia process their federal and state aid during this period.  Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credits over all summer sessions and are required to do the following: 

  1. Submit an Approval for Non-Arcadia course form to the Registrar
  2. Complete a Consortium Agreement, which must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the host college/university, for completion, and returned to Arcadia’s Financial Aid Office.  Note:  The consortium agreement will be automatically sent to students that submit the above Approval for Non-Arcadia course form.  Questions on the consortium agreement process can be directed to Financial Aid at 215-572-2837 or via email to

Graduate Students:

Graduate students taking at least six (6) credits combined over the course of all summer sessions are eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and private, alternative student loans, provided they are matriculating in a degree or certificate program.  See below for information on available types of aid and how to apply. 

Part-Time Graduate students (excluding those enrolled in full-time graduate or professional programs, M.B.A., Ed.D. in Special Ed., Ed.D. in Leadership, Transitional DPT, PA3PH, MFA in Writing, IPCR-MACP, Counseling Psychology, part-time IPCR and Forensic Science students, English Language Institute and other special discounted programs) are charged $600 per credit* for summer 2014. Visit for a full list of courses that the special summer pricing applies to.

There are no parking fees during the summer on the Glenside or King of Prussia campuses.  Click to view tuition/fees for other graduate programs

Summer Payment Plan Options:

Students enrolled in summer courses at Arcadia may enroll in an interest-free payment plan to assist them in paying their summer tuition and fees.  There is a $50 enrollment fee to join the plan.  Students can join the payment plan online at, or on MyArcadia Self-Service, via the Finances/eBill and ePay option beginning April 15, 2014.

Summer 2014 payment plan options are as follows:

Session Enrolled Payment Plan Period Payment Due Dates Deadline to Join Plan
Summer Session 1 May 19, 2014 – June 25, 2014 May 15, June 1, June 15 May 31, 2014
Summer Session 2 June 30, 2014 – July 30, 2014 June 15, July 1, July 15 June 30, 2014
Summer Session 3 July 28, 2014 – August 15, 2014 July 15, August 1, August 15 July 31, 2014
Fully Online:      
Accelerated Online Session 1 May 19, 2014 – July 6, 201> May 15, June 1, June 15 May 31, 2014
Accelerated Online Session 2 July 7, 2014 – August 24, 2014 July 1, July 15, August 1 July 14, 2014

All graduate students intending to be enrolled in the summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, as well as undergraduate students intending to be enrolled part-time in the summer 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters may choose to enroll in a 12-month plan that runs from May 2014 – April 2015.  The first payment would be due May 1, 2014.  Students can join the payment plan beginning April 1, 2014.

*Visit to see a specific list of courses with special summer pricing. Note, the discount does not apply if a student is part of one of the above listed programs. 




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