Tuition Costs and Billing

The tuition and fees listed below reflect current information at the time of posting. Rates are set by the University and the official postings should be consulted for current information.

Tuition Rates for 2020–21

Status Pennsylvania Resident Out of State Resident
9-15 credits
$13,795 per term $23,407 per term
1-8 credits
$1,122 per credit $1,916 per credit
FTDR $500 $500


During fall and spring terms, students registered full-time are billed a flat, full-time rate. Students enrolled part-time are billed on a per-credit basis. All students are billed on a per-credit basis during summer terms.

Doctoral students registered for full-time doctoral research (FTDR) pay a flat rate of $500 plus full-time fees.

Additional Fees for 2020–21

  Activity Computer Wellness Security and Transportation
(includes FTDR)
$24/term $175/term $180/term $90/term
Part-time $12/term $100/term $90/term $90/term


Billing Information

Contact the Student Payment Center, 412-624-7520, with billing questions.

Students are billed electronically and eBills are sent to the student’s Pitt email address after registration for classes. Students must pay tuition by the due date on the invoice or else be liable for late fees. The University may also place a financial hold on overdue accounts.

EBills are posted on or about the 20th of every month, and are due on the 17th of the following month.

Optional Payment Plan
Under some circumstances, students may be approved for three- or four-installment payments in the fall or spring term. Click here for more information, including dates of payments.

Students who drop courses by the term’s add/drop deadline may have their tuition for the term adjusted if they are part-time students, or if the drop changes their status from full-time to part-time.

To withdraw from a class after the official add/drop period while still enrolled in other classes, you must process a Monitored Withdrawal Request Form through the dean's office of the school offering the class. If you wish to drop all of your classes after the end of the add/drop period, you must resign from the term. See resignation information.

After the deadline for submitting a Monitored Withdrawal form, you will have to ask the instructor of the course to assign a W grade at the end of the term. The instructor will have to post an interim grade (usually a G) on the course roster, and then change the G to a W using a Grade Change Form. W grades do not count toward a student's degree, grade point average, or academic progress for purposes of financial aid eligibility. There is no tuition adjustment associated with a class withdrawal.

Resignation Refunds
Adjustments to tuition charges resulting from official resignation (dropping of all courses for the term) are based on the effective date of resignation and in accordance with the federally mandated calculation. If you decide to resign, call the resignation hotline immediately to leave your name and contact information (412-624-7585) as the refund amount is calculated from the date of resignation.

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