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Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

At the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, we are committed to offering not only an outstanding education but an affordable one. As part of our mission, we offer low tuition, enabling our students to graduate and be employed with minimal college debt.

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Tuition is $400 per credit hour.

A full-time student is defined as one who is enrolled in the P.I.T. programs for 9 credits or more per term. Students who register in the programs for more than 12 credits must have the Dean or Associate Dean of Academic Affairs approve the request.

Part-time students are defined as one who enrolls in 8 credits or less in the P.I.T. programs.

* Additional fees may be charged



Some programs and courses have additional fees.


Cost of Fees and Supplies

Cost of Fees and Supplies is different for each program depending upon many factors such as the books, supplies, equipment, scrubs, etc. that are provided to each student and the level of instructional support required, including off-site clinical experiences, degree of on-site laboratory experiences, and other factors.


Course Fees

Some courses have additional fees associated which cover the cost of supplies, books, equipment, and other tools.


Program Fees

Program fees are assessed to select majors that have an additional program-related expense, such as clinical instruction, insurance, and are assessed instead of technology fees.

Program Per Term Fees
Clinical Medical Assisting $1,300 per term
Practical Nursing $1,250 per term
Physical Therapist Assistant $1,500 per term


Technology Fee

A Technology Fee ($115 per credit) is assessed for programs to cover the costs of maintaining P.I.T.’s online learning platform, classroom laboratory equipment, software, and related technology.


Transcript Fee

There is no charge for the first two P.I.T. transcripts requested by the student. Any additional transcripts are $3.00 each.


Special Fees

Return Check Fee* $35.00 If a check returned by the bank this fee will be assed.
Stop Payment Fee* $35.00 If a student requests a replacement check for one that is lost or stolen, this fee will be assessed.
Transfer Credit Fee $150.00 Credits may be awarded based on the evaluation of transcripts for which a student may have earned credit at a prior institution. A flat fee of $150 is assessed for each evaluation.
Assessment of Experiential Learning Fee $150.00 plus $25.00/credit College credits may be awarded for courses from non-accredited institutions and/or experiential learning experiences. See the Admissions Office for assistance with this process. Fees for assessment activities are $150 plus $25 per credit.
Test-out Exam Fee The rate of 1 credit hour Students may elect, based on prior experience or learning to test-out of certain classes.  This fee is assessed regardless of the exam outcome to cover the cost of faculty preparation and exam time.
Audit Course Fee The rate of 1 credit hour If students wish to take a course for enrichment purposes, they may choose to audit the course.  An audited course is listed on the student’s transcript with the code of “AU,” which indicates no grade or credit for the course.
Graduation Fee $100.00 A charge of $100 will be assessed each graduating student to cover the costs of caps and gowns, producing his or her degree or certificate, and for other direct commencement expenses.


Textbooks and Supplies

The College provides students with the option for obtaining the required textbooks each term – to purchase the textbooks through any bookseller of the students’ choice.  For some programs and courses, the college may supply books online resources.

You can obtain a list of suggested retailers from your Student Support Service Counselor. You can also see your Student Support Service Counselor about our book exchange bulletin board.

Students whose tuition and fee charges are completely funded with Title IV aid in excess of all required and necessary charges will, if desired, be issued a check to pay for their books.

If a student qualifies and the student’s funding includes a book allowance, the student may request a stipend up to the amount of the scheduled book allowance to purchase the required textbooks. The stipend request must be made through the Business Office of P.I.T. where a check will be scheduled for disbursement to the student. If a student meets applicable requirements at least ten (10) days before the start of the payment period, then the stipend will be available no later than the seventh (7th) day of the payment period. All other requests will be disbursed via mail service to the student within fourteen (14) days of the request – provided the required funding has been received by the College.