Information regarding current tuition and fees is available by accessing the Tuition and Fee Schedule, available online at www.pennhighlands.edu/admissions/pay/tuition. A copy of the schedule may also be obtained from the Bursar's Office. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Tuition rates are based on legal residency as follows:
- Sponsored Rate: Residents of Cambria County
- Non-Sponsored: Pennsylvania residents living outside of Cambria County
- Out-of-State Rate: Non-Pennsylvania residents
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.
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.
Some courses require additional fees, often labeled laboratory fees, which cover special costs including insurance, equipment and materials, software usage, and special testing.
Tuition and Fees Per Credit
All students will be charged per credit for tuition and comprehensive services fee. Students registered for ACE courses or developmental classes offered during the Summer Semester will be charged a reduced rate. Please see the tuition and fees schedule at www.pennhighlands.edu.
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 Bursar's 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.
Method of Payment Form
The Method of Payment Form 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 (only at the Richland Campus), check, money orders, Mast, 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.
Online Payment - Students can make payments online by accessing the Bursar's Page on the myPEAK student portal (http://my.pennhighlands.edu).
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 month's payment. 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 upon registration or by the tuition due date.
Payments can be made in person only at the Bursar's Office at the Richland Campus. Students can make payments online by accessing the Bursar's Page on the myPEAK student portal (http://my.pennhighlands.edu). Payments may also be mailed to:
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
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 Registrar's Office 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 be automatically mailed to address on file with Registrar's Office after the Add/Drop period for those students unable to reschedule a cancelled class.
- He or she has officially dropped a class during a designated refund period. A refund check will be automatically mailed to the address on file with the Registrar's Office after the Add/Drop period.
For courses of fifteen 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 25% refund. Students who officially drop during the third week of a course may be eligible to receive a 10% refund. There are no refunds after the third week of a course.
For courses less than fifteen weeks:
Students who officially drop through the first week of a course may be eligible to receive a 100% refund. Students who officially drop between the end of the first week and the 20% point of a course may be eligible to receive a 25% refund. There are no refunds after the 20% point of a course.
Student Financial Obligations
Students must satisfy all financial obligations with the College in order to graduate. Students with outstanding balances will not be able to obtain an official transcript or enroll in subsequent semesters until all financial obligations are settled to the College's satisfaction.
IRS Form 1098-T is an information form, filed with the Internal Revenue Service, which reports qualified education expenses for students who were enrolled during a calendar year. This information is intended to assist taxpayers with determining the amount, if any, of education-related income tax credits or deductions they may be able to claim on their tax return. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College cannot provide tax advice. If you need assistance in determining how to report information from Form 1098-T on your tax return, please refer to IRS Publication 970 (available at www.irs.gov), or consult a licensed tax preparer. 1098-T forms will be mailed no later than January 31st for the previous years. 1098-T forms will also be available electronically on the Bursar's page of myPEAK.