Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Programs

For Full-Time Undergraduate Students

  • Prospective, incoming full-time undergraduates can get a quick estimate of financial aid eligibility with the Arcadia Net Price Calculator
  • Arcadia University works diligently to find new ways to reduce administrative costs, increase gifts from our alumni and supporters, and keep tuition increases to a minimum. Our objective is for students to succeed and graduate.
  • We re-evaluate financial aid if students and families experience unexpected financial difficulties. 
  • We are committed to making study abroad opportunities financially feasible for students.

2018-19 Academic Year Cost of Attendance

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Semester Academic Year
Tuition  $21,440 $42,880
Fees  $350 $700
Board (Meal) Charge (standard 14 meals/week) $2,400 $4,800
Room (Housing) Charge (standard residence hall, double room)* $4,500* $9,000*
Estimated Cost of Text Books $750 $1,500

*Housing rates for Knight Hall, Oak Summit and select rooms in Grey Towers Castle.

Meal Plan Options and Costs

See Meal Plans.

Study Abroad Program Fee
  • $26,290/semester (fall or spring) for a full-time Arcadia program. Includes tuition, fees, and housing charge.
  • Additional meal plan charge will apply if the program includes a meal plan. 
  • Airfare and passport costs are additional.  

Note: FYSAE Program costs differ. 

Undergraduate* and Other Fees

  • Parking Fee:  $100 per year
  • Science Lab Fee:  $100
  • Examination by Credit Fee:  $715
  • Cooperative Education Assignment:  $250
  • Course Audit Fee:  $715
  • Applied Music Lessons/Review per course:  $715

For Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Students are considered part-time on the undergraduate level if they enroll for less than 12 credits. Part-time undergraduate students are charged on a per credit basis, as opposed to full-time students who pay one flat tuition rate each semester.

  • Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019:  $715 per credit hour
  • Parking Fee: Parking Fee: $55/semester for part-time (non-resident) students per semester or $100/year; no parking fees during the summer term at Glenside campus.