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Affordable Tuition for an Accelerated University Education

You get a lot of value for your investment in Harrisburg University’s Adult Degree Program starting with the opportunity to gain at an accelerated pace the skills today’s employers value most.

Often times, universities charge a premium for the convenience of online and blended format courses. That’s not Harrisburg University. Whether you enroll full-time (two 3-credit courses per session) or part-time (one 3-credit course per session or less), tuition is $500 per credit hour.

Financial Aid Availability

Good news – there’s financial aid available for qualifying students. Check with your admissions counselor to see what’s available to you.

Part-time and Full-time Options Available

Complete your degree at your own pace.  Part-time and Full-time options available.  Complete your degree either 100% online or in a blended format.

 Enrollment statuses for financial aid awards:
Full-time 12 or more credits
Three-quarter time 9 through 11 credits
Half-time 6 through 8 credits
Less than half-time 1 through 5 credits

*Financial aid awards are based on the enrollment status of the student during a semester as of the conclusion of the Add/Drop Period.

Required enrollment status for federal, state and university financial aid awards:

Program Full-time Half-time Less than Half-time
Pell Grant Yes Yes Yes
FSEOG Yes Yes Yes
Direct Loan Yes Yes Not eligible
PA State Grant Yes Yes Not eligible

A non-degree or non-credit student is not eligible for financial aid.

Employer Assistance

Be sure to check with your company to see if they offer any educational assistance. Many do.

Laptop Computer Needed

All courses in the Adult Degree Program require you to have a laptop computer with wireless capability.  You need to have the laptop available from the first day of course. The cost for the laptop typically ranges from about $700 to $1,200. You’ll find minimum requirements for your laptop on the Harrisburg University website.

About Your Textbooks and Supplies

You can order all textbooks and supplies for your Adult Degree Program courses through MBS Direct. Textbooks may include hard- and soft-bound books, journals, CDs, and software. Typically, the cost of supplies and textbooks for each course will be between $100 and $200. You should order textbooks and supplies at least two weeks before your course starts. Students are not required to purchase from MBS Direct.