Tuition & Financial Aid
Plan your college finances with confidence!
At many other colleges, your costs and financial aid options change year to year, and this can have a serious effect on your ability to plan and pay for your education.
At Clarks Summit University, you can confidently plan for the total cost of your degree. We have removed this uncertainty by locking in your rate from the start. Whatever the tuition rate when you enter school, that rate will remain consistent for your entire residential undergraduate experience. This will save you more than $6,000 over a four-year experience!
These rates apply to residential undergraduate students who are enrolled for the first time at Clarks Summit University in the Fall 2020 semester or Spring 2021 semester.
Average Annual Cost (Full-Time Undergraduate)
|Room & Board||$6,490 (21 meal)|
|Total average annual costs||$32,572|
|*Individual course-related fees may apply – see section below||
|Tuition Flat Rate (12-18 credits)||$13,041/semester|
|Tuition Per Credit (1-11 or over 18 credits)||$770|
|Room & Board (Per Semester)|
|14 Meal Plan||$1,845|
|21 Meal Plan||$1,960|
Online & Graduate Tuition
The tuition cost per credit will include all technology and general course fees.* Our “no hidden fees” philosophy allows you to calculate your total cost per semester with ease. Be sure to check out our Discounts for Online Undergraduate, Graduate and Seminary Studies too!
2020–2021 Academic Year
|M.A., M.Min. and M.Div.||$460|
|M.Ed., M.S.C. and Th.M.||$565|
*Some specific course fees and miscellaneous fees still do exist including: late fees, independent study fees, payment plan fees, continuation fees, etc. Please refer to our miscellaneous fees chart for further information.
¹Undergraduate Online rates are applicable to students who take all courses exclusively online. Students registered for any undergraduate on-campus course during the semester will have all courses, even those taken online, billed at the established undergraduate on-campus rate.
Miscellaneous Fees Chart
|Course Change Fee (after drop/add date)||$30|
|Payment Plan Fee||$50/semester|
|Returned Check Fee||$30|
|Late Payment Fee||$40|
|Default Fee (after two consecutive late fees)||$100|
|Vehicle Registration Fee||$120|
|Student ID Replacement Fee||$20|
|Graduation Fee (per degree, charged for diploma even if the student is not “walking”)||$175|
|Private Music Lesson||$200|
|Instrument Rental Fee
(all methods courses)
|Senior Recital Fee||$50|
|Choral Dress/Tux (charged after course begins)||Varies|
|Counseling Test Fee||Varies|
|Drama Fee (DR342)||Varies|
|Field Trip Fee (PA311/PA442)||Varies|
|Off-Schedule Course Fee||$100/credit|
|Fine Arts Fee||Varies|
|Independent Study Fee||$50/credit|
|Office Administration Certification Testing Fee||$200|
|Portfolio Assessment Fee (PA800)||$200|
|Portfolio Submission Fee (PA800)||$100/credit|
|Portfolio Completion Fee (PA800)||$100/credit|
|Science Lab Dee (all labs)||$120|
|Student Teaching Fee||$200/placement|
|*charged upon course registration unless otherwise noted|
Room & Board (2020-2021)
|Room Rate (summer modules only)||$15/day|
|14 Meal Plan||$1,845|
|21 Meal Plan||$1,960|
Doctoral Program Fees
|Dissertation Fee – D.Min.||$450|
|Dissertation Fee – Ph.D.||$650|
Estimate Your Cost
Use our Net Price Calculator to determine your financial aid package.
Ways to Save
Excellent biblical higher education is an important investment. More than 98 percent of our students received assistance last year—totaling more than $5 million.
Help directly from Clarks Summit University includes institutional scholarships for qualifying students. View a list of CSU scholarships.
Whatever the tuition rate when you enter school, that rate will remain consistent for your entire residential undergraduate experience. This will save you more than $6,000 over a four-year experience!
High school juniors can enroll at CSU and lock in their tuition rate one year early! This can mean an additional savings of more than $4,000 over the cost of a bachelor’s degree.
Start at CSU While You’re Still in High School
High school juniors and seniors can take college-level classes from CSU, allowing them to earn college credits while fulfilling high school requirements. The cost for this High School Dual Enrollment will be fully reimbursed for you when you become an on-campus student at CSU.
Contact our admissions team to discuss a plan for the cost of your degree. Start here.