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Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate education at Chatham University consists of tuition, fees and expenses associated with lodging, food, insurance, facilities, technology, and travel. Our generous scholarships, grants and help with financial aid all help make a Chatham education more affordable.

What You See Is Not Always What You Pay

Chatham is proud to offer generous scholarships, grants, and financial aid based both on academic merit and on financial need. These scholarships and grants can significantly reduce tuition costs.

See the section below for an example of how to determine your cost and know that our Office of Financial Aid is happy to help with any questions you may have about these opportunities.  

Understanding the Cost


Scholarships

$3,000 - $18,000

Merit Scholarship


Grants

Varies

Chatham Grant

$500-$5,920

Federal Pell Grant

$1,500

Federal SEOG Grant

$500-$4,138

Pennsylvania State Grant


Student Employment

$2,200

Work-Study or Campus Job

*Not all students are eligible for work study, but all students are welcome to find a job and work on campus.


*Your amounts will vary depending on your room and meal plan choices. See all options below.

*In addition, you should estimate $1,000 for books and $2,000 for transportation, personal, and miscellaneous expenses. If commuting, your transportation costs are estimated at $3,500 per year.

Determining Your Costs

Estimated Tuition, Fees, Room & Board Costs

- Your Scholarships, Grants, and Work Study


= Your Reduced Costs

Net Price Calculator

Cost Details

See below for details on tuition, fees, room, and board (i.e., meals) and fees. 

Undergraduate programs are charged on a full-time or part-time basis. To be considered a full-time student for purposes of determining charges and full-time eligibility for financial aid, a student must be enrolled for 12 credits in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

The following table provides an estimate of list costs (without financial aid discounts) for a student who lives on campus and a student who commutes to classes on campus. Final totals will be dependent on each student's financial aid package, room and board preferences, meal plan selection, applicable fees, and health insurance needs.

Cost of Attendance (Undergrad Full-Time Student)

 

On-Campus Resident

Off-Campus Commuter

Tuition

$39,444

$39,444

Technology Fee

$445

$445

College Fee

$250

$250

 

 

 

Room

$6,426

$6,426*

Board

$4,000

$4,000*

 

 

 

Travel/Personal

$2,500*

$2,500*

Books

$1,000*

$1,000*

 

 

 

Totals

$54,065

$54,065 


*
These expenses will not appear on your student account.

Full time students are required to have health insurance. If needed students can opt-in to the student health insurance plan offered by UPMC. Current 2021-22 annual rate is $2,680. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for enrollment.

Additional fees for certain courses may apply. Please consult the course catalog.

Part time undergraduate students charged per credit rate of $957 for the 2021-22 academic year.

Per Credit Tuition Costs

  • On-campus Undergrad (Part-time or over 21 credits) - $957.00 per credit
  • RN to BSN Online Program - $576.00 per credit 
  • BA in Psychology Online Program - $479.00 per credit 
  • BA in Business Online Program - $479.00 per credit 

Room Rates

  • Multiple Occupancy Room (Double, Triple or Quad): $3,009 – $3,321 per term
  • Single Room: $3,221 – $3,646 per term
  • Apartment (for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors only): $2,759 – $3,608 per term
  • Orchard Hall, Eden Hall Campus (for Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors only): $1,391 (single room) - $1,468 (single room, 2-person suite) per term. Undergraduate residents are required to purchase the Chatham Eden Hall Meal Plan.

Traditional Residential Students (Upper Campus Housing)

All meal plan selections are priced for term only. Meals expire at the end of each term; any remaining Flex will roll over from Fall to Spring, only if a Spring meal plan is purchased. Flex will expire at the end of the spring term. Students can make changes to their meal plans from the first day of classes through the end of the add/drop period only.

  • Chatham Platinum: Anytime Plan, unlimited meal access, $35 Flex Dollars: $3,300 per term
  • Chatham Gold: 200 meals/term, $225 Flex Dollars: $2,600 per term
  • Chatham Silver: 150 meals/term, $250 Flex Dollars: $2,000 per term
  • Chatham Bronze: 100 meals/term, $275 Flex Dollars: $1,500 per term*

* Not available for First-Year students

Apartment and Commuter Meal Plans (Lower Campus Housing & Commuters)

While lower campus residential students and commuters are able to select any of the Chatham plans, the following meal plans are built to give a little more flexibility to those that have access to kitchens. Build a plan based on your lifestyle to get the right balance of meals and Flex dollars. 

Choose your block meals:

  • 15 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $325/term
  • 15 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $525/term
  • 45 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $675/term
  • 45 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $875/term
  • 75 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $1,025/term
  • 75 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $1,225/term

Eden Hall Meal Plan

Only available for residents of Orchard Hall.  

  • Anytime Plan, unlimited meal accesses, $50 Flex Dollars; $2,375 per term

Eden Hall - Anytime access plans provide continuous access to the Eden Hall Dining Commons. Enter and exit the Dining Commons as frequently as you'd like and eat as many meals as you'd like. Flex dollars roll over fall semester to spring semester but not academic year to academic year. Flex dollars can be used at any Chatham dining facility; Shadyside, Eastside Café, Café Rachel, Eden Hall Dining Commons or the Anne Mallinson Café.

Additional Meal Plan Information

Additional Cougar Dollars are available for purchase through MyChatham for those who want to add dining dollars to their meal plans. For every $50 purchased, $55 is received.

Laboratory and Course Fees*

Applied Art Fee

$75 per course
Applied Digital Art Fee $100 per course
Applied Music Fee $300 per term/half-hour lesson per week
Applied Music Fee $150 per term/half-hour lesson per week

Computing Fee

$100
Field Placement Fee $75 per course
Photography Course Fee $75 per course
Science Laboratory Fee $75 per course
Simulation Fee Varies
Student Teacher Placement Fee $525

Contingent Fees*

Admission Application Fee $35 per application
Chatham Abroad Administrative Fee Varies
Collection Fee Varies
Graduation Fee $100 per degree
Health Services/Medical Professional Fee Varies
Late Add/Drop Fee $50 per course
Late Financial Clearance Fee $150 per term
Late Payment Fee $35 per month
Late Registration Fee $150 per term
Liability Insurance Fee $20 per term
Replacement ID Card Fee $25 per card
Returned Payment Fee $50 per check

Student Health Insurance Policy 
Optional, dependent upon situation. Subject to change.

$1,318 per term

* This is a list of the most common miscellaneous fees associated with enrollment at Chatham University. Some courses and activities may require additional fees not listed here. Fees are subject to change.  

Summer Term Cost Details

See below for details on tuition, room and board costs for the Summer term. 

Summer 2021 Tuition
  • Undergraduate Tuition - $934 per credit; College Fee - $30 per credit ($265 maximum)
  • Undergraduate Summer Internship Tuition - $200 per credit (up to 3 credits); College Fee - $30 per credit ($265 maximum)
  • Graduate Tuition - Varies by program

Summer 2021 Housing Costs:
Shadyside Campus

  • 15 Week Term - $1,646
  • 7.5 Week Term - $823
  • 5 Week Term - $549
  • 3 Week Term - $330
  • UG Research Experience - $750

Eden Hall Campus

  • 15 Week Term - $606
  • 7.5 Week - $303
  • 5 Week Term - $202
  • 3 Week Term - $122
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At Chatham University we believe the benefits of a college education far outweigh the costs, but we do understand that getting money to pay for college may be one of your biggest challenges. The Chatham University Office of Financial Aid is prepared to help you meet your financial needs in any way possible. This Net Price Calculator will help students and parents gain valuable information on the financial aid that will be available to them if they attend Chatham University.

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If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid located at Braun Hall on the Shadyside Campus.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 412-365-2781
Fax: 412-365-1871
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