Below is an estimated student budget for two semesters (nine months). The finalized 2022-2023 budget will be set in late March. If your program is longer or includes a summer semester, your costs will be higher. Please note that the living expense items—such as room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous—are estimated and your expenses will vary depending on your individual choices. Also keep in mind that tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is projected to increase every year.
|Tuition Master's Degree Students||$56,558|
|Tuition Doctoral Degree Students||$39,838|
|Room||$6,300 - $9,632|
|Board||$3,700 - $4,870|
|Books and Supplies
(varies depending on your program of study)
|$2,500 - $3,182|
|Miscellaneous||$1,200 - $2,988|
|TOTAL FOR MASTER'S DEGREE STUDENTS||$78,611 - $85,583|
|TOTAL FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE STUDENTS||$61,891 - $68,863|
The upper limit of the ranges listed above represents the maximum borrowing amount for domestic student loans. Students should set their own living expense budget based on their own preferences and choices in housing, but should be aware of the maximum allocated amount for loan borrowing purposes.
Please note that some programs may have higher costs for books and supplies, including printing, plotting, and fabrication. Student travel is a mandatory component for Architecture, City Planning, Historic Preservation, and Landscape Architecture and may lead to an increase in expenses. Students may request an increase in loan eligibility if they find their expenses to be higher than the projected budget. Requests for increased loan eligibility require documentation and are reviewed on a per-case basis by Penn’s Student Financial Aid Office.
The 2021-2022 cost of attendance can be found on the Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS) website.
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Billing is handled by the University's Student Registration and Financial Services office. SFS offers a wide range of payment options and has dedicated staff to assist our students with their financial needs.