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Tuition and mandated fees, Room and Board and other educational costs at Penn since 1900:
2000-2010

Compiled by Mark Frazier Lloyd, Director of the University Archives and Records Center with the assistance of Nicholas G. Heavens, University Archives Summer Research Fellow

Published 2003, with annual updates

Note that during this decade, in accordance with resolutions passed by the University Trustees, "the tuition for professional students will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools." Thus, fees vary from school to school, and from program to program within schools.

 

YEAR

TUITION AND FEES, BY SCHOOL

OTHER EXPENSES *

2000-2001

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $22,682
General Fee: $2,026
Technology Fee: $462

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Social Work, Annenberg:
Tuition: $24,688
General Fee: $1,612

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: The Trustees resolved that "for professional schools, tuition will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools."
General Fee: $1,272

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $26,650
General Fee: $1,272
Fees (including General Fee): $1,758

Medicine:
Tuition: The Trustees resolved that "for professional schools, tuition will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools."
General Fee: $1,272

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition and Fees (including General Fee): $26,250
General Fee: $1,272

 

Average room rate in the University's residence halls: $4,754
Average meal plan: $3,072

2001-2002

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $23,998
General Fee: $2,144
Technology Fee: $488

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Social Work, Annenberg:
Tuition: $25,750
General Fee: $1,612

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Dental Medicine:
Tuition: The Trustees resolved that "for professional schools, tuition will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools."
General Fee: $1,272

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: The Trustees resolved that "for professional schools, tuition will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools."
General Fee: $1,272

Medicine:
Tuition: $31,940
Required Fees (including General Fee): $1,760
Educational Costs: $3080

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: The Trustees resolved that "for professional schools, tuition will be determined administratively to reflect budget requirements of the various schools."
General Fee: $1,272

Average room rate in the University's residence halls: $4,850
Average meal plan: $3,134

2002-2003

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $25,078
General Fee: $2,222
Technology Fee: $488
Recreation Fee: $200

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg School, Wharton School, and the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Social Work, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy and Practice:
Tuition: $26,910
General Fee: $1,670
Technology Fee (if applicable): $488

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $20,182
General Fee: $1,670
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $39,638
General Fee: $1,318
Instrument Kits: $3,925
Technology Fee: $400

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $29,310
General Fee: $1,318
Library Fee: $360

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $33,316
General Fee: $1,318
Technology Fee: $1,400

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $24,448 (in-state), $29,316 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $1,318

Details for other graduate and professional programs

Average room rate in the University's residence halls: $5,040
Average meal plan: $3,184

2003-2004

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $26,282
General Fee: $2,328
Technology Fee: $502
Recreation Fee: $206

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg School, Wharton School, and the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Fine Arts, Social Work, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy and Practice:
Tuition: $28,040
General Fee: $1,750
Technology Fee (where applicable): $502

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $21,030
General Fee: $1,750
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $42,302
General Fee: $1,382
Instrument Kits: $1,382
Technology Fee: $420

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $31,070
General Fee: $1,382

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $34,482
General Fee: $1,382
Technology Fee: $650
Educational Costs: $3,728

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $25,424 (in-state and contract), $30,488 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $1,382
Technology Fee: $350
Books and Instruments; $1,100

Details for other graduate and professional programs

Average room and board rate in the University's residence halls: $8,642

2004-2005

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $27,544
General Fee: $2,440
Technology Fee: $518
Recreation Fee: $214

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton
Tuition: $29,386
General Fee: $1,834
Technology Fee (if applicable): $518

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $22,040
General Fee: $1,834
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $44,416
General Fee: $1,448
Technology Fee: $440

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $32,940
General Fee: $1,448

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $35,690
General Fee: $1,448
Technology Fee: $750

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $24,416 (in-state and contract) and $31,676 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $1,448
Technology Fee: $350

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

2005-2006

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $29,030
General Fee: $2,572
Technology Fee: $538
Recreation Fee: $224

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton
Tuition: $30,796
General Fee: $1,922
Technology Fee (if applicable): $538

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $23,098
General Fee: $1,922
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $46,638
General Fee: $1,526
Technology Fee: $462

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $34,920
General Fee: $1,526
Technology Fee: $670

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $36,976
General Fee: $1,526
Technology Fee: $776

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $27,472 (in-state and contract) and $32,944 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $1,526
Technology Fee: $350

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

2006-2007

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $30,598
General Fee: $2,766
Technology Fee: $560
Recreation Fee: $232

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg, Arts & Sciences, Design, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton:
Tuition: $32,182
General Fee: $2,028
Technology Fee (if applicable): $560

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $24,138
General Fee: $2,028
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $48,970
General Fee: $1,640
Technology Fee: $486

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $37,020
General Fee: $1,640
Technology Fee: $670

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $38,308
General Fee: $1,640
Technology Fee: $1,000

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $28,572 (in-state and contract) and $34,262 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $1,640
Technology Fee: $750

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

2007-2008

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $32,160
General Fee: $2,932
Technology Fee: $582
Recreation Fee: $242

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg, Arts & Sciences, Design, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton:
Tuition: $33,630
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee (if applicable): $582

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $25,224
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $51,420
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee: $510

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $39,250
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee: $700

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $39,648
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee: $1,000

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $29,714 (in-state and contract) and $35,632 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $2,010
Technology Fee: $780

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

2008-2009

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $33,608
General Fee: $3,064
Technology Fee: $604
Recreation Fee: $250

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg, Arts & Sciences, Design, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton:
Tuition: $24,000
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee (if applicable): $604

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $24,000
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $53,990
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee: $536

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $41,600
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee: $730

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $41,036
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee: $1,000

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $30,902 (in-state and contract) and $38,058(out-of-state)
General Fee: $2,000
Technology Fee: $810

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

2009-2010

Undergraduate Schools:

Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton:
Tuition: $34,868
General Fee: $3,178
Technology Fee: $624
Recreation Fee: $300

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups (Ph.D.):

Annenberg, Arts & Sciences, Design, Engineering, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Wharton:
Tuition: $24,720
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee (if applicable): $624

Biomedical Sciences:
Tuition: $24,720
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee: $1,082

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Within Dental Medicine, the D.M.D. program:
Tuition: $62,250
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee: $564

 

Full-Time Graduate Groups/Professional Schools and Programs (selected non-Ph.D. programs):

Law:
Tuition: $43,680
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee: $760

Within Medicine, the M.D. program:
Tuition: $42,472
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee: $1,000

Veterinary Medicine:
Tuition: $30,902 (in-state and contract) and $39,486 (out-of-state)
General Fee: $2,074
Technology Fee: $838

Details for other graduate and professional programs

 

Notes:

* Undergraduate expenses only

Sources:

2000-2001: Minutes of the Trustees for 23 March 2000; Web Sites of Relevant Schools.

2001-2002: Minutes of the Trustees for 22 March 2001; Web Sites of Relevant Schools.

2002-2003: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation, Minutes of the Trustees for 21 March 2002; Web Sites of Relevant Schools.

2003-2004: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation, Minutes of the Trustees for 20 March 2003; Web Sites of Relevant Schools.

2004-2005: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

2005-2006: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

2006-2007: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

2007-2008: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

2008-2009: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

2009-2010: Office of Budget and Management Analysis documentation

 

Description of financial obligations from the 1914-1915 University Catalog
From the 1914-1915 University Catalog