Per Credit Tuition FAQs

Undergraduate PA Resident Per Credit Tuition FAQs

The Board of Governors (BOG) of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a flexible pricing plan for Millersville University on July 8, 2014. Under the new pricing structure, undergraduate Pennsylvania resident students will be billed for tuition on a per-credit-hour cost of $264 per credit. This pricing model replaces the past undergraduate Pennsylvania resident pricing structure which charged a flat rate for full-time students who were enrolled in 12-18 credits. It brings Millersville in line with higher education institutions across the nation, which have been charging on a per-credit-hour basis. The below Frequently Asked Questions are here to address the new per credit tuition model for Undergraduate Pennsylvania Residents.


What does “per credit tuition” model mean?
It is a flexible pricing plan for tuition, which will be effective with the fall 2014 semester. Under the new pricing structure, students will be billed on a per-credit-hour cost of $264 per credit.

Why did Millersville switch to per credit?
It brings Millersville in line with higher education institutions across the nation, who have been charging on a per-credit-hour basis. Additionally, this change unifies our tuition model, as Millersville graduate students have, for several years, been charged on a per credit basis.

What is considered a full-time student?
A student carrying 12 or more credit hours per semester.

How many credits do I need to take each semester to graduate in four years?
If you do not choose to take summer or winter term courses, students must take 15 credits per semester to graduate in four years. Students who take one summer course and one winter course can take 12 credits in the fall and spring terms and graduate in four years. Millersville University offers a wide variety of courses in our winter and summer terms. You can check class schedules at: http://www.millersville.edu/registrar/scheduleandregistration/index.php.

When was the per credit tuition model approved?
The plan was approved July 8 by the Board of Governors.

Are other PASSHE schools using this model?
The Board of Governors also approved a similar plan for Clarion University. It is a model that is used throughout higher education.

Who does this impact?
In-state undergrads

What will be the increase over last year’s tuition?
It depends on how many credits you will be taking. Please check the graph on the bursar’s website for more information. http://www.millersville.edu/bursar/.

How much will I pay for tuition if I take 12 credits? 15?
If a student takes 12 credits, tuition will go down compared to last year’s tuition, to $3,168. If a student takes 13 credits or more, they will receive a higher bill, $3,960 per semester for 15 credits.

Will there be extra financial aid to help?
Please contact the financial aid office for details on your individual package.

I can’t afford to pay the extra amount. What should I do?
Please contact the Financial Aid office.


Bursar/Billing Office

Financial Aid Office

Bursar - Room 103, Dilworth Bldg
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 717-872-3641, 717-872-3683 or 717-872-3021
Fax: 717-871-2256
Email: bursar@millersville.edu
Financial Aid - Lyle Hall, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 717-872-3026
Fax: 717-871-2248
Email: fa.mail@millersville.edu