Tuition & Fees 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.  As you plan ahead over your full academic program, please keep in mind that, historically, tuition has increased around 4% each year, with the Trustees making their decision for the next fall early in the calendar year.  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 have processes in place to re-evaluate financial aid if students and families experience unexpected financial difficulties. We are also committed to making study abroad opportunities financially feasible for students; in fact, our staff will work one-on-one with students to develop a financial plan for the period they decide to go abroad. Also keep in mind that undergraduate student Federal Direct Stafford Loan eligibility increases as the student increases in grade level, at a pace of $1,000 annually (i.e.-from $5,500 in borrowing eligibility as a first-year student, to $6,500 a year as a sophomore and then to $7,500 a year as a junior and senior), which assists in covering anticipated tuition increases.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting  

 2014-15 Academic Year Cost of Attendance (fall 2014/spring 2015)

  Semester Academic Year
Tuition  $18,750 $37,500
Fees  $330 $660*
Board (Meal) Charge (standard 14 meals/week) $1,870 $3,740
Room (Housing) Charge (standard residence hall, double room)* $4,500* $9,000*
Estimated Cost of Text Books $750 $1,500

*Visit for information on room rates for Knight Hall, Oak Summit and select rooms in Grey Towers Castle.

Study Abroad Program Fee:  $23,580/semester for fall semester or spring semester full-time Arcadia program (includes tuition, fees & housing charge); meal plan charge will be additional if program includes a meal plan.  Airfare and passport costs additional.   Note: FYSAE Program costs differ.

*Undergraduate – Other Fees

  • Parking Fee:  $40/semester
  • Science Lab Fee:  $70
  • Examination by Credit Fee:  $620
  • Cooperative Education Assignment:  $250
  • Course Audit Fee:  $620
  • Applied Music Lessons/Review per course:  $630
  • Excessive Overload Fee:  $910

*Consists of a fee for Wellness Center usage, a computer users fee, a library fee and a student government fee.

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