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Tuition and Costs

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Undergraduate tuition

for Academic Year 2024-2025

In-state undergraduate tuition includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin residents

In-state-tuition (32 states)

Undergraduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2024-2025 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $4,200
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,855
Semester Total (estimated) $9,555
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $19,110

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin residents

Gorilla (reduced) tuition programs

Pitt State Legacy Program Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2024-2025 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $5,785.50
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,855
Semester Total (estimated) $11,140.50
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $22,281

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

About Pitt State Legacy Program

The Legacy Tuition Program makes it possible for eligible non-resident students to pay 150% of resident tuition plus fees. An undergraduate student is eligible if all of the following criteria apply:

  • Enrolling as a full-time student
  • Meets criteria for regular admission as a freshman or transfer
  • Has a parent or grandparent who graduated from PSU with a bachelors, masters or post-masters degree

The duration of the award is up to eight semesters of undergraduate study. The length of the award varies dependent upon transfer hours earned prior to the student's first enrollment at Pittsburg State University. Renewal beyond the first year requires that a student maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.5 on all work completed at Pittsburg State.

Out-of-state tuition

Undergraduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2024-2025 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $9,872
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,855
Semester Total (estimated) $15,227
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $30,454

See fees, per credit hour cost, summer courses and other information

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

Graduate tuition

for Academic Year 2024-2025

In-state-tuition

Graduate In-State1 and Gorilla Advantage1 Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2024-2025 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $4,735
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,855
Semester Total (estimated) $10,090
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $20,180

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

1 Includes the following:

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin residents

Out-of-state tuition

Graduate Out-of-State Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs per semester (academic year 2024-2025 )
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $10,151
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $500
+ Residence Hall Living (estimated) $4,855
Semester Total $15,506
Academic Year Total* $31,012

*Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Kansas residency information

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program tuition

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Tuition

Tuition per credit hour $569

International tuition

for Academic Year 2024-2025

International undergraduate

International Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2024-2025 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $19,744
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 12-month coverage (Required) $2,831
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $9,710
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $55
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $33,340

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

International graduate school

International Graduate School Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2024-2025 (fall and spring semester)
Tuition (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $20,302
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance- 12-month coverage (Required) $2,831
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) $1,000
+ Living Expenses (estimated) $9,710
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance $55
Academic Year Total* (estimated) $33,898

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Intensive English

Intensive English Tuition & Costs

Tuition & costs 2022-2023 (16-Week Session)
Tuition, 16 weeks (flat rate, incl. campus fees) $6,665
+ Sickness/Accident Insurance - 5-month coverage (Required) + $1,026
+ Books & Supplies (estimated) + $500
+ Living Expenses (estimated) + $4,598
+ Orientation & SEVIS Compliance + $55
16-Week Session Total* (estimated) $12,844

* Academic year is August - May and includes fall and spring semester. Does not include summer semester. Costs are estimated and will vary dependent on cost of books and supplies and the living arrangements for each individual student.

Sickness/Accident Insurance: All international students are REQUIRED to purchase Student Health Insurance. Immediate family members may be insured for an additional cost. Please contact iss@pittstate.edu with insurance questions.

Dependents (spouse and/or children): International Student who bring his or her spouse and/or children must show additional certified funds. At least $4,000 for spouse per year and $2,000 per child per year. Dependents must also have required health insurance.

Online tuition

for Academic Year 2024-2025

Online Tuition* per credit hour (academic year 2024-2025 )
Undergraduate Tuition $309
Graduate Tuition $406

If a student is enrolled in ONLY online classes they will pay the resident in-state tuition rate, no matter where they reside.

All other students, enrolled in both online and face-to-face classes will pay the regular rate of tuition based on their state residency. Students taking courses on campus in the Spring or Fall, but taking only online in the summer will pay the tuition rate based on the on campus structure.

Fees and other information

College of Technology fee

College of Technology has an additional per credit hour fee of $30 for each credit hour (up to 10 credit hours) for courses taken in the college of technology with a cap of $300 per semester.

Distance Fee

$36 per credit hour.  The Distance Fee applies only to courses held at an extended distance from campus.  The fee compensates for additional distance costs associated with the delivery of instruction.

Per credit hour cost

Undergraduate:
In-State: $309 per credit hour
 Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $415.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $687 per credit hour

Graduate:
In-State: $406  per credit hour 
Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $560.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $857 per credit hour

Classes with Course Fees

Pittsburg State University defines a course fee as a charge applied at the course level for consumable expenses directly related to the student's participation in a course. A course fee is based on plausible estimates of the anticipated costs or previous records of actual costs and are kept as low as possible. Courses with a fee are denoted in the class schedule with a CF$ footnote.

9 or less credit hours - undergraduate students

Tuition per credit hour for undergraduate students enrolled in 9 hours or less:

In-State: $309  per credit hour 
Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $415.00 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $687  per credit hour

8 hours or less - graduate students

Tuition per credit hour for graduate students enrolled in 8 hours or less:

In-State: $406  per credit hour
 Legacy and Gorilla Edge: $560.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State, including international: $857  per credit hour

Summer Courses and Tuition

Pittsburg State University offers summer courses, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are generally offered in four-week and eight-week sessions, although intersession and short courses are also available. Coursework begins early June, and ends late July.

Limited on-campus housing is available for students that wish to take summer courses.

Summer tuition is billed per credit hour only. Please refer to "Per credit hour cost".

Non-resident, part-time students enrolled in a degree program offered online or off-campus will pay the resident tuition rate. All other non-resident students will pay the non-resident tuition rates for all courses.

Late Payment Fees

  1. Term-Based Students (Fall & Spring)
    A late fee of $100 is assessed for all students with a balance due of $500 or more the day after the payment deadline (typically the 7th day of class). Additional late fees are assessed over the course of the fall and spring semesters for any student with a balance due regardless of amount as follows:
    a. On 30th day after 1st late fee - $50
    b. On 30th day after 2nd late fee - $50
    c. On 30th day after 2nd late fee - $50
    (No Student is to incur more than $250 in late fees in a given semester.)
  2. Session-Based Students*
    A late fee of $100 is assessed for all students with a balance due of $500 or more the day after the payment deadline (typically the 3rd day of class). An additional late fee of $50 is assessed for any student with a balance due regardless of amount on the 39th day after the 1st late fee.
    (No Student is to incur more than $150 in late fees in a given session.)
    *Session-Based MBA students are exempt from all late fees.
  3. Summer Sessions (June/July/8-week)
    A late fee of $100 is assessed for all students with a balance due of $500 or more the day after the payment deadline (typically the 3rd day of class).
    (No student is to incur more than $100 in late fees in a given summer session.)

Refund Policy

A student who withdraws during the first week of the semester for a full semester course will be refunded all tuition.

A student who withdraws after the first week but during the first one-third of a semester will be refunded one-half tuition with the excepting of class, laboratory and computer access fees.

A student who withdraws after the first one-third of a semester is not entitled to any refund.

Fees for private lessons are not refunded.

The refund policy shall apply to semesters.  Prorated refunds will be applied to classes, or terms of shorter duration, including summer term.  (See university calendar).*

Withdrawals and refunds must be reviewed by several offices before being processed. Students should allow three weeks for approved refunds to be received. Funds are returned to the source from which they were initially received. If paid by credit card, refunds are returned to the same credit card. There are no refunds for 1-2 day courses or travel courses once the program has begun.

An appeal process is available to the student who feels their situation warrants an exception from the stated fee refund policy.  Students should direct written appeals to the University Registrar. The Petition for Refund form can be found on the Registrar's web page, under Forms, at https://www.pittstate.edu/registrar/index.html.

*Please note the online Professional MBA program and College of education section based programs are not included in the general refund policy. See the Online MBA Academic Calendar and College of education for important dates and deadlines.

Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

Financial Aid disbursements will be completed via GUS for the semester. Students receiving federal financial aid or scholarships must verify their enrollment through Gus. Once the verification process is completed students will be able to view their financial aid awards on the "Student Account" within a few days. Students who pay fees by a paper loan check, scholarship or outside sponsorship (3rd Party) of any kind must report to the Office of Cashiers and Student Accounts, Room 112, Horace Mann to have their student accounts validated by the deadline. Failure to report to the Cashiers will result in cancellation of your enrollment.

Students will enroll in Direct Deposit for any refund or decline Direct Deposit when they complete  “Verification of Enrollment for Disbursement of Funds”in order for their financial assistance to be applied to their university charges. If a student declines Direct Deposit, a paper check will be issued in 10 days and mailed to the student’s permanent address.

Campus Privilege Fees and Descriptions