Graduate student tuition and fee rates are contingent on your specific academic program and current student status.

The information below will help you find your applicable tuition and fees per semester.

Graduate Tuition Per Semester

Student Type Per Credit
Resident $516
Non-Resident $774
Non-Resident Distance Education Approved Programs* $526

General Fee Per Semester

The general fee is used to support a variety of instructional and student support programs.

Fall, Spring and Summer
Student Type Per Credit (1-8 credits) Full Time (9 or more credits)
Graduate $114.30 $1,029
Distance Education $71 $637
Extended Learning $46.20 $416
Student Type Per Credit (1-8 credits) Full Time (9 or more credits)
All Students $43 $386

The General Fee is charged to all students – resident, non-resident, full-time, part-time, residential, and commuters. It is charged during all sessions including summer and winter and at all course locations. This includes internships, student teaching, and any other off-campus sites.

Graduate students enrolled in the Athletic Training Clinical Practice Distance Ed Program, Reading Distance Ed Program, Computer Science Information Systems, and Professional and New Media Reading Program are charged a reduced rate.

Category* Graduate Graduate Distance Education Graduate Extended Learning
Instructional Support $386 $386 $386
Student Activity $86 $86 N/A
University Center $135 $135 N/A
Health Center $160 N/A N/A
Recreation Center $232 N/A N/A
Stony Acres N/A N/A N/A
eCard $30 $30 $30

* During the winter semester, only the Instructional Support category of the General Fee is charged. All other categories of the General Fee aren’t applicable in the winter.

Since it is a generic fee used to support a variety of instructional and student support programs, waivers are limited to:

  • University employees
  • Senior citizens participating in the ESU senior citizen tuition waiver program
  • Certain exchange students (i.e. National Student Exchange Students) and;
  • Students in foreign exchange programs studying abroad

This policy is consistent with existing regulations concerning tuition waiver policies.

Technology Fee Per Semester

The purpose of this fee is to enhance student access to the latest technology in the classroom and to prepare our students for high-tech careers in a global economy.

Fall, Spring, Winter and Summer
Student Type Per Credit
Resident $28
Non-Resident $40

Transportation Fee Per Semester

The transportation fee is intended to support the cost of operation of our shuttle bus service that will be available to all students with a valid ID card. The buses will run continuously on weekdays throughout the campus from the University Ridge apartments to the Prospect Street intersection.

The transportation fee is not charged in summer or winter semesters.

Fall and Spring
Student Type Part Time (1-8 credits) Full Time (9 or more credits)
All Students: Fall and Spring Semester Only $28 $55

Academic Records Fee Per Semester

The Academic Records Fee is non-refundable and is intended to cover the cost of transcripts and graduation application fees. Students will receive lifetime transcripts upon graduation. The academic records fee would not cover the cost of express delivery of transcript.

The academic records fee is not charged in winter semester.

Fall, Spring and Summer
Flat Rate $10

Doctoral Program Fee (One-Time)

The Doctoral Program Fee is a one time, non-refundable fee for doctoral students. It covers the three retreats throughout the program.

Flat Rate $1,300

Housing & Dining Fees

Learn about the cost of on-campus housing and dining.

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Contact Information

Campus Address
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall
(570) 422-2800
(570) 422-2850 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
University Bursar
Joellen A. Cerra
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