Tuition & Financial Aid

Paying for College

PA Resident Outstanding UNdergratuate Distinction
We are proud to offer outstanding Pennsylvania students access to Cedar Crest College’s high quality academic and co-curricular experience at an affordable price. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a combined SAT score (math and verbal) of 1000 or higher are eligible for the PROUD program, which guarantees a tuition rate no higher than the Penn State rate.

College is one of the most significant investments your family will ever make, but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone: 98% of Cedar Crest College students receive scholarships or other forms of financial aid.

Every student who is accepted into Cedar Crest College receives a customized aid package from our Student Financial Services office. This package includes aid based on financial need, as well as “merit scholarships” (for academic and extracurricular achievement), and any additional grants or loans that you are qualified to receive.

To help guide you, here are the typical costs for first-year and transfer students at Cedar Crest College. Please remember that these estimates do not include any scholarships or financial aid you may receive.

As a future student of Cedar Crest College, you want to know the general costs associated with going to college here. That’s why we’re providing this easy-to-read chart.

But please remember that these are not necessarily the “real” cost of your college experience. Our Student Financial Services office can show you all of the financial aid and scholarships that you qualify for! Aid packages can significantly lower your cost of attending Cedar Crest College.

2016-2017 First Year and Transfer Student Cost

  Semester Year
Tuition (12-19 credits) $18,112.50 $36,225.00
Unlimited Meal Plan* $2,886.50 $5,773.00
Double Room ** $2,580.00 $5,160.00
Resident Communication Fee $175.00 $350.00
Full Time Activity Fee $200.00 $400.00
Technology Fee $100.00 $200.00
Orientation Fee (First Year)   $125.00
Orientation Fee (Transfer)   $75.00
Student Health Insurance   $1578.00
Overload Fee (19 +) $953.00 per credit  
Part-time tuition (less than 12 credits) $1,208.00 per credit  
For a comprehensive list of academic and other fee assessments please refer to the College Catalog.


This calculator is the best way to estimate what your out-of-pocket expenses will be, and what scholarships, grants and loans you may be eligible to receive.

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