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Bursar’s Office


Tuition

Residence / Description / Tuition

Cambria County Rate: Residents of Cambria County

 
$1,320.00 Full-time Rate
$87.75/credit hour
 

Regional Rate: Residents of Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Fulton Counties Counties.

 
$1,980.00 Full-time Rate
$131.75/credit hour
 

Out-of-County Rate: Pennsylvania residents outside Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Fulton Counties

 
$2,640.00 Full-time Rate
$175.50/credit hour
 

Out-of-State Rate: Non-Pennsylvania Residents

 
$3,960.00 Full-time Rate
$263.25/credit hour

Please call the College or visit us online at www.pennhighlans.edu/tuition for the most recent Tuition and Fee Schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Full-Time Student / Part-Time Student Designation

Students registered for 12 to 18 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters are regarded as full-time students and are assessed the current full-time rate based on their legal residency. Students registered for less than 12 credits are considered part-time and are charged per credit based on legal residency. Students will be charged per credit for each credit exceeding the maximum full-time credit limit. During the Summer semesters students are charged on a per credit basis by legal residency.

Military Tuition

Active duty military personnel stationed in Cambria County and their authorized family members will receive Cambria County Resident tuition rates. To qualify for these tuition rates, the student must submit a copy of appropriate military orders and a Verification of U.S. Armed Forces Assignment Form to the Bursar’s Office on an annual basis.

In-County Student / Out-of-County Student Designations

The legal residence of the student determines tuition rates. Residence is defined as the place where the student lives and which is the student’s permanent residence. A student who temporarily moves to attend the College will not be considered as having established a bona fide residency.

  • Cambria County: In-county tuition rates will be charged for any student whose legal residence is within the boundaries of Cambria County.
     
  • Regional: Regional tuition rates will be charged to students whose legal residence is within the boundaries of Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Fulton Counties.
     
  • Out-of-County: Out-of-county tuition rates will be charged to students whose legal residence is located within Pennsylvania but outside the boundaries of Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Huntingdon, and Fulton Counties.
     
  • Out-of-state: Out-of-state tuition rates will be charged to students who have not established legal residence within the state of Pennsylvania.

In-state students must establish legal residence at least ninety days prior to the start of the semester. Students relocating to the state of Pennsylvania must establish legal residence within the state at least one-year prior to the start of the semester.

Reclassification of Residency

Prior to or at the time of registration, a student whose tuition would be affected by a change in residency must present proof of their actual address. Proof of residency must be submitted to the Registrar before the start of the semester.

Tuition rates start the first day of the semester. Tuition rates may change if false information is given or if information is entered incorrectly in the College database.

Any student who changes residence during a semester will not have his/her tuition adjusted during the semester, but may be subject to such adjustments during following semesters.

To Prove Residency a Student Must Provide:

  • Current property tax receipt showing name, address, county or school district.
  • Proof of payment of local wage tax showing name and address.
  • Electric bill with name, address, and date of 90 days prior to the start of the semester or one year for out-of-state students.
  • A notarized letter from the landlord, family member, or companion stating the beginning date of continuous occupancy. A current notarized letter must be submitted each semester with the registration form.

Penalties for Misrepresenting Residency

  • A student’s account will be adjusted and the student will be required to pay the corrected amount.
  • If the student fails to pay the corrected amount of tuition, the student will be administratively withdrawn from present classes and be prohibited from attending classes until the amount due is paid.
  • No release of grades, transcripts, degrees, diplomas, or certificates, will occur until the student’s account is paid in full.
  • The student may be referred to the legal system for fraud, which is a felony punishable in criminal court under Pennsylvania Law.

Fees
 

Full-time Flat Rate per semester

   
Comprehensive Services Fee $450.00  
Capital Fee (Residents of Cambria County) $50.00  
Capital Fee (Residents outside of Cambria County) $155.00  

 

Per Credit

   
Comprehensive Services Fee $29.00  
Capital Fee (Residents of Cambria County) $3.00  
Capital Fee (Residents outside of Cambria County) $10.00  
Dual Enrollment $30.00  
Course Audit Fee $50.00  
Senior Course Audit Fee $25.00  

 

Lab and Materials Fee

   
Lab/Materials* $10.00 - 1,000.00  

 

Other

   
Application Fee** $20.00  
Experiential Learning  

A. Evaluation of an individual’s prior learning to determine the awarding of credit.

  $30.00/per credit awarded

B. Awarding of credit for specified and approved partnership programs

  $15.00/per credit awarded

(Tuition and fees are subject to change)

*Varies depending on consumable supplies and materials required.

**Indicates non-refundable fees.

Fee Information

Comprehensive Services Fee

The Comprehensive Services Fee will be charged to all students enrolling in credit courses. This fee supports the non-academic services provided to students and covers expenses related to graduation, activities, transcript requests, etc.

Experiential Learning

Students requesting college credits for experiential learning will be charged a fee for a portfolio assessment/evaluation for each Pennsylvania Highlands course for which they seek college credit.

Dual Enrollment

This per credit fee is charged to students who enroll in college level courses offered at their high school as part of the College’s dual enrollment agreement with their school district.

Lab/Materials

Some courses require additional fees, often labeled laboratory fees, which cover special costs including insurance, equipment and materials, software usage, and special testing. These fees are listed in the Credit Course Schedule for each semester.

Books and Supplies

Textbooks and other supplies are available through the College bookstore located at the Richland Campus. Students should consult the website for bookstore hours of operation. For additional information call 814-262-6453.

Third Party Funding

Students whose tuition and fees are funded through a third party, such as a business or agency, must have written documentation from the group responsible for tuition payment. A copy of this documentation must be provided at the time of registration or must be on file in the College’s Financial Aid Office. The student is responsible for meeting all the terms of agreement specified by the paying party. If a student does not fulfill the terms required by the paying party, the College will hold the student responsible for payment of all tuition and fees.

Letter of Intent

The Letter of Intent identifies a student’s method of payment and must be submitted with his or her registration for the first semester attended each academic year. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Bursar’s Office of payment method changes.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students become responsible for tuition and fees at the time of registration. All financial arrangements for your tuition and fees must be made on or before the tuition due date for each semester or your registration may be cancelled.

In order to finalize your registration each semester you must have one of the following payment methods in place in the Bursar’s Office by the tuition due date each semester:

Payment of Balance in Full - The College accepts cash, check, money orders, MC, and VISA as methods of payment. Payments may be made at the Bursar’s Office during regular business hours. Credit or debit charges may also be made via the telephone at (814) 262-6437.

Approved Financial Aid - It is the responsibility of the student who intends to use financial aid to cover their student account balance to complete all parts of the financial aid process by the deadlines established by the Financial Aid Office. Costs not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student and must be paid on or before the tuition due date.

Payment Plan - Successful enrollment in our payment plan requires a completed agreement, payment of a $25.00 enrollment fee and payment of your first two monthly payment amounts. Additional information regarding the payment plan may be obtained by contacting the Bursar’s Office at (814) 262-6437.

Proof of Third Party Direct Payment - Students whose tuition and fees are funded through a third party, such as a business or agency, must have written documentation from the responsible third party submitted to the Bursar’s Office by the agreement specified by the business or agency responsible for payment.

Refund of Tuition Policy

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has a refund policy whereby a portion of the tuition will be credited to the student’s account if he/she officially drops a course during a designated refund period. Dropping courses or withdrawals are considered official only after the required forms have been signed, submitted to the College and processed. Non-attendance in classes does not constitute official withdrawal from the College.

A student is eligible for a refund if:

  • The College has cancelled his or her class. Refund checks will automatically be issued after the Add/Drop period for those students unable to reschedule a cancelled class.
  • He or she has officially dropped a class during the designated refund period. A Request for a Refund of Fees Form must be completed and submitted to the Bursar’s Office.
    Once the Request for a Refund of Fees Form is completed a refund check will be issued after the Add/Drop period. If this form is not submitted, the refunded amount will be credited to the student account.

Refund Procedures

For courses of ten weeks or longer:

Students who officially drop through the first week of a course may be eligible to receive a 100% refund. Students who officially drop during the second week of a course may be eligible to receive a 50% refund. There are no refunds after the second week of a course.

For courses less than ten weeks:

Students who officially drop through the first week of a course may be eligible to receive a 100% refund. There are no refunds after the first week of a course.

Student Financial Obligations

If, according to the records of the Bursar’s Office, any student or former student has a financial obligation to the College for any service, the College will not permit the student to graduate. The student will not receive a grade report, secure a transcript, or be permitted to enroll in subsequent semesters until the financial obligation is settled to the College’s satisfaction.