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Cost and Financial Aid

We believe a private college education should be affordable.

Like everything about York College, financial aid is highly personalized to address each family’s unique financial scenario. York College is frequently cited for its great value. Get smart and save by enrolling in a private college that costs half what many other private institutions cost — while being named a College of Distinction and a Princeton Review Best Regional College.

Along with an application to York College, make sure to get your FAFSA in and use York College's code (003399) for full financial aid consideration. We are happy to answer questions you have about scholarships, grants, and other financial aid issues. 

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Tuition and Fees

Several national publications have called York College of Pennsylvania a "best buy" for a reason.
  • Full-Time Tuition and Fees

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020: Full-Time Cost of Attendance

    Direct Costs:    
    Tuition and Fees (resident and commuter) Academic Year Per Semester
    Tuition $18,910 $9,455
    General Fee $1,812 $906
    Student Activity Fee $164 $82
    Tuition and Fees*: $20,886 $10,443
    Room and Board (resident)
    Traditional Dorm (Double Room)** $6,520 $3,260
    225 Block Meal Plan $5,020 $2,510
    On-Campus Total: $32,426 $16,213
    Indirect Costs:    
    Books Estimate $1,200 $600
    Personal and Travel Allowance $2,050 $1,025
    Total Cost:    
    Total Cost of Attendance $35,676 $17,838

    See how York College stacks up against other schools you are considering with our Net Price Calculator

    The Cost of Attendance budget includes both direct and indirect costs. Directs costs are those billed by York College. Indirect costs are estimates of those incurred by a student, but not billed directly by the school. The combined costs equal the total Cost of Attendance budget used to determine financial aid eligibility.

    *Other fees may be incurred including Undergraduate Differentials for Communications, Engineering, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy, Computer Science, and Hospitality majors.

    **Room costs will vary upon the actual dormitory assignment. Visit the Residence Life and Housing Office for individual rates.

    Additional tuition is billed at the part-time (per credit) rate for any additional credits above the full-time range of 18 credits.

    NOTE: Delinquent Accounts -- No student shall be enrolled, receive a diploma or receive a transcript until all previous accounts have been paid. Unpaid accounts will be referred to a collection agency. All percentage-based collection fees, not to exceed 35%, will be the responsibility of the student.

    A $100.00 Off-Campus Study Administration Fee is charged to a student who is registered at YCP but conducting their study at another location. Examples would be the Nuclear Med-tech program and any study abroad programs.

    The College reserves the right to change fees and charges without notice; however, College policy mandates moderate changes with reasonable advance notice of such changes.

    Audit Fee
    A student can audit a class. The fee is 15% of tuition plus the general fee. Auditing will not be permitted in laboratory studies, studio courses, language courses, independent study, internship or non-credit courses. No credit(s) is earned.

    Senior Citizens
    York College extends an invitation to all senior citizens, age 60 or over, who wish to audit (take a class on a noncredit basis) an undergraduate course. The senior citizen may enroll in these courses by completing a registration form and paying a part-time general fee, plus applicable lab fees. No tuition will be charged. This invitation is extended on a space-available basis.

  • Undergraduate Part-Time Tuition and Fees

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020: Undergraduate Part-Time Tuition and Fees

    Undergraduate part-time: < 12 credits. Additional tuition is billed at the part-time (per credit) rate for any additional credits above the full-time range.

    Tuition (per credit) $575
    PT General Fee (per semester) $420
  • Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020: Graduate Tuition and Fees

    Master's Program Per Credit Rate  Alumni - Per Credit Rate    
    Graham School of Business:    
      Master of Accounting $820.00 $575.00
      Master of Business Administration  $820.00   
      Master of Leadership $720.00 $575.00
      Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing                        Communication $720.00 $575.00
    School of Arts, Communication, & Global Studies:     
       Masters in Music Industry $660.00   
       Master of Public Policy Administration $660.00   
    School of Behavioral Sciences & Education:    
       Master of Education:    
           Education Technology $660.00   
           Educational Leadership PK-12 $660.00   
           Reading Specialist PK-12 $660.00   
           Diversity and Student Resilience $660.00   
    School of Nursing & Health Professions    
       Master of Science in Nursing:    
           Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist                - Education Focus $820.00   
           Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse                      Practitioner $820.00   
           Nurse Educator $820.00   
           Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $775.00   
    Doctorate Program Per Credit Rate Fees    
    School of Nursing & Health Professions    
       Doctor of Nursing Practice:    
           Nursing Practice $960.00 $880.00
           Nursing Practice (Nurse Anesthesia) $960.00 $880.00
    General Fee for CRNA Students:
    Part Time $420
    Full Time $880
    Full-time enrollment at the graduate level is defined as students enrolled in nine or more credits in a given semester. Graduate students enrolled in less than nine credits are classified as part-time students. For the purpose of financial aid eligibility, graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of five credits in a semester.
  • Undergraduate Differentials

    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020: Undergraduate Differentials

    DifferentialsPer CreditPer Semester
    Communications (Selected Courses) $76 --
    Nursing $134 --
    Respiratory Therapy $134 --
    Music Instruction - 1/2 Hour  -- $350
    Music Instruction - 1 Hour  -- $700
    Civil, Mechanical, Computer, & Electrical
       .5 to 5.5 Credits -- $315
       6.0 to 11.5 Credits -- $650
       12 Credits and up -- $880
    Engineering Management:
       .5 to 5.5 Credits -- $160
       6.0 to 11.5 Credits -- $325
       12 Credits and up -- $440
    Computer Science:    
       .5 to 5.5 Credits -- $160
       6.0 to 11.5 Credits -- $325
       12 Credits and up -- $440
       .5 to 11.5 Credits -- $39
       12 Credits and up -- $78
  • Summer Tuition and Fees

    Summer 2020: Tuition and Fees

    Undergraduate Tuition:

    Tuition (per credit) $575 per credit
    General Fee - Mini-mester 


    General Fee - Summer 1


    General Fee - Summer 2


    General Fee- Special Session


    **Maximum general fee charged for summer is $420

    Graduate Tuition: 

    Follows fall 2019 and spring 2020 graduate level charge tables


    General Fee for CRNA Students:

    Follows fall 2019 and spring 2020 charge tables


    General Fee for Doctorate Students: 


    Summer 2020 Housing

    Housing options are available at the Residence Life Office.  Please contact Residence Life in interested in summer housing.

    Summer Billing/Due Dates

    The following are the billing and due dates for payment for each of the summer terms. Note: All summer tuition is billed at the part-time rate.


    Undergraduate Billing Date

    Due Date

    3 Week Mini

    April 13

    May 5

    Special Session

    April 13 or upon registration

    May 5 or 10 days after registration

    Summer I

    April 13

    May 5

    Summer II

    May 18

    June 8

    Summer Grad

    April 13

    May 5

  • RN to BSN Online Program

    Spring 2020 and Summer 2020: RN to BSN Online Program Tuition and Fees

    RN to BSN Online Program through iDesign:

     Nursing Classes:  
        Partner $330.00/credit
        Non-partner $400.00/credit
    General Education Classes:  
        Partner $575.00/credit
        Non-partner $575.00/credit
    Fees (both partner and non-partner): $75.00/session

At York, we make applying for Financial Aid simple.It all starts by submitting the FAFSA


    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    • Incoming freshmen should apply by the end of February their senior year of high school. FAFSA is available as of Oct. 1, 2019, so get your submission in now!
    • Transfer students should apply when applying for admission to the college.
    • Use the York College Title IV institutional code – 003399.
    • The FAFSA collects financial and other information used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) used by York College, and state and federal entities, to calculate your eligibility for financial aid.
  • After you apply

    What to expect after you apply

    • Within several days of submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. 
    • Review the SAR for accuracy and make any corrections by following the instructions included. 
    • Your FAFSA information will be sent directly to all the colleges that you included with the Title IV institutional code.
    • After filing, you can check the processing status of the FAFSA and make changes at or by calling 1-800-4FED-AID.
  • Your Award

    Your York College Financial Aid Award

    • Typically within 2-4 weeks of receiving the completed Student Aid Report, you will be sent your York College Financial Aid Award Letter. 
    • The letter includes your eligibility for York College Financial Aid, work study and state and federal aid programs, including the Federal Stafford (student) Loan.
    • Your award information can also be seen on the YCP Web under the Financial Aid Menu, along with the Federal Shopping Sheet. The Federal Shopping Sheet is a tool to assist you in comparing financial aid award information with that from other higher education institutions.

    Federal Direct (Student) Loan

    The student’s eligibility for the Federal Direct Loan will be indicated on the York College Financial Aid Award Letter.
    You will be given the option of either accepting or rejecting the student loan.; this can be done by emailing You must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester to be eligible for the Federal Direct Loan.

    Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan

    A parent may apply for Federal PLUS loan after the student has submitted their enrollment deposit to the Admissions Office and returned their financial aid acceptance documents. To apply, go to

  • Changes

    Special conditions, appeals and reconsideration of an award

    Appeals for reconsideration of a York College Financial Aid award can be made based on special circumstances by providing additional information in writing to the York College Financial Aid Office.

    Typical information considered for financial aid appeals and reconsideration include:

    • Unusual expenses or circumstances that influence the ability to contribute to educational expenses
    • Family financial situation has changed since submitting the FAFSA
    • For consideration, download and print the ‌York College Special Circumstances Worksheet‌
  • I'm Ready

    Accepting Your Federal Student Loan

    New students for 2020-21 and returning students who will be first time Federal Student Loan borrowers:

    Accept your award online by completing the following steps:

    • Go to
    • Sign in. You will need your Federal PIN
    • Complete the Master Promissory Note (a legal document that commits you to paying back what you've borrowed from the U.S. Department of Education)
    • Complete Entrance Counseling (provided by the federal government so they can ensure you know what you're signing up for)

    Your financial aid will be credited on your semester bill from the College (with the exception of your work-study award). York College makes available several affordable payment options including a monthly payment plan to assist you in paying the balance of your tuition. Contact the Business Office for more information.

    If you were awarded a Federal Student Loan and wish to decline the award you must email

Links and Resources

  • Net Price Calculator

    The Net Price Calculator will estimate your eligibility for financial aid and show how your cost of attending an affordable college may be reduced with scholarships, grants and student loans first-time freshmen who are U.S citizens. Your “net price” is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition, room, board, etc.) and your financial aid.

    The calculator is based on answers to some basic questions about your parents’ financial situation, so it may be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs before you begin. Completing the calculator will take about 20 minutes. The calculator is designed to give you and your family an early estimate of financial aid. To receive an actual financial aid award you must be accepted for admission and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The York College Financial Aid Office will process your actual financial aid award.

  • Alternative Student Loans

    Low cost loans through various private lenders are available to students who need funding beyond the limits of the Federal Student Loan program. Students can borrow up to the full cost of education minus the financial aid received for an affordable college. A credit worthy co-signer may be required. Students are not required to make payments while enrolled at least half-time. For more information see the following website:

    ELM Select Lender Comparison - A Free Private Loan Lender Comparison

  • Student Lending Code of Conduct

    York College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between York College officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, York College of Pennsylvania has adopted the following:

    • York College of PA does not participate in any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
    • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any gifts of greater than a nominal value from any lender, guarantor or servicer.
    • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept any fee, payment or other financial benefit (including a stock purchase option) from a lender or affiliate of a lender as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
    • York College of PA does not permit any officer, employee or agent of the school who is employed in the financial aid office or is otherwise involved in the administration of education loans to accept anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group of lenders and/or guarantors in exchange for service on an advisory board, commission or other group established by such a lender, guarantor group of lenders and/or guarantors. York College of PA does allow for the reasonable reimbursement of expenses associated with participation in such boards, commissions or groups by lenders, guarantors, or groups of lenders and/or guarantors.
    • York College of PA does not assign a lender to any first-time borrower through financial aid packaging or any other means.
    • York College of PA recognizes that a borrower has the right to choose any lender from which to borrow to finance his/her education. York College of PA will not refuse to certify or otherwise deny or delay certification of a loan based on the borrower's selection of a lender and/or guarantor.
    • York College of PA will not request or accept any offer of funds to be used for private education loans to students from any lender in exchange for providing the lender with a specified number or volume of Title IV loans, or a preferred lender arrangement for Title IV loans.
    • York College of PA will not request or accept any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing.
  • Private Scholarships - Free Online Scholarship Searches
  • Making College Affordable
    • The Financial Aid Information Page - A free comprehensive, independent and objective guide to student financial aid.
    • UPromise - A program where your everyday purchases from contributing companies can help pay off your student loans.
    • - An excellent source of information and resources developed to help you learn about student loans, budgeting, credit cards and more.
    • - "At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education."
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Remember to Apply Each Year

It is important to remember that financial aid is never automatically renewed. Returning students are required to meet renewal dates as established by the Financial Aid Office and outside agencies. Financial aid applicants are expected to apply for all sources of aid available to them, federal and state programs as well as aid through the college. Returning students must also be in good academic standing as defined by The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. According to the policy, students must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) and pass at least 67% of the credits enrolled in.
Contact Us
Financial Aid Office
Miller Administration Building, Room 138
Phone: 717.815.1282
M - F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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