Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information


Tuition and Fees:



Financial Aid:

New Student Deposits

Applicants for both the fall and spring semesters are encouraged to pay the Tuition and Housing deposit by May 1.  Deposits received after May 1 will be accepted contingent upon space availability. 

The tuition deposit is $100 (with the exception of Nursing and Engineering majors, $400).  An additional $100 is required for all resident students.  These deposits are non-refundable.

Returning Student Deposits

Tuition Deposit - None required.

Housing/Dorm Damage deposit—$100 per academic year for residential students.
Please refer to the residency requirements in the Student Life  section. This deposit is similar to a security deposit. It is held and applied against any dorm damages assessed upon departure. Credits will be refunded or applied against other balances. This deposit is refundable upon written request to the Residence Life Office prior to July 15 for fall and prior to December 15 for spring.

Tuition Related Policies

Tuition and fees are payable before the beginning of each semester. Students who do not meet their financial commitments will not be permitted to schedule classes for the following semester. Grades and official transcripts will not be released until all obligations have been satisfied. It is the responsibility of the student to meet all their financial obligations. Monthly late fees will be applied to accounts not paid by the due date. Unpaid accounts will be referred to a collection agency. The agency will charge collection fees up to 35% of the debt owed.

eBilling Dates

Semester bills for tuition and fees are issued to students electronically as eBills.  Fall semester eBills are posted in early July for registered students, and payment is due the beginning of August.  Spring semester eBills are posted in early December for registered students, and payment is due the beginning of January.  After the initial billing date, eBills for students registering or making changes to their schedule that increase the total charges will be issued on a regular basis through the drop/add period.  EBills posted after the original due date for the semester are due upon receipt.  Students receive notification at their YCP email address each time an eBill has posted to their online account.  Students can grant access to a parent/guardian to view their eBill and make on line payments through YCPWeb for Parents. A $50 PER MONTH LATE PAYMENT FEE APPLIES AFTER THE DUE DATE.

Tuition & Fees: Full time Students (12 - 18 credits)

The College reserves the right to change fees and charges without notice; however, College policy mandates moderate changes with reasonable advance notice of such changes. In addition to the costs below, a student will incur expenses for books, supplies, certain special fees, and personal needs.

  Semester   Year
Tuition $10,535 $21,070
General Fee $1,039 $2,078
Student Activity Fee $90 $180
Tuition & Fees $11,610 $23,220
Resident Students    
Block 165 Meal Plan $2,745 $5,490
Room ranges* $3,460 to $5,375 $6,920 to $10,750

*Single rooms are available at an additional charge.
*Room rates include $25 per semester for laundry.

Tuition: Over 18 credits is at the per-credit-hour charge of $645.

General Fee: This fee provides the student with Internet access and other technology services, an email address, library services, computer labs, health center services, home athletic events and College-sponsored cultural events. It also includes counseling, advising, tutoring and other administrative services. Full-time fee includes the use of the fitness center. Part-time fee provides the use of the fitness center at a nominal per visit fee.

Student Activity Fee: This fee is collected by the College and designated for the Student Senate to provide student activities.

Room: The College has traditional halls, suite-style residences and apartments available. Charges vary depending upon assignment. There are several single rooms available at an additional charge. Students residing in traditional halls and suite-style residences are required to participate in the full meal plan.

Board: The Block 165 meal plan which consists of 165 meal swipes plus $275 dining points is assigned and billed. There is an option of choosing another plan. There are also other meal plans offered to those students who live in apartment-style housing or who commute. Unused meals and dining points do not carry over from semester to semester.

Tuition & Fees: Part time Students (less than 12 credits per semester)

Tuition per credit hour $645
General Fee (part-time) $450

Special Fees

Applied Music
Private Instruction Music fees in voice, piano, organ, or instrument are assessed each semester. Once the student has enrolled and schedules a lesson time, the applied music fee will not be refunded for any reason.
1/2-hour lesson per week $350
Two 1/2-hour lessons or one 1-hour lesson per week $700
Audit Fee (per credit hour) 15% of tuition plus the general fee
Auditing will not be permitted in laboratory studies, studio courses, language courses, independent study, internship or non-credit courses.
Chemistry Plant Fee $35
Credit by Examination (per course) $150
Mechanical/Electrical/Computer/Civil Engineering Majors:
There will be an additional tuition charge based on the total number of credits enrolled
  0.5 to 5.5 credits $351
  6 to 11.5 credits $724
  12 or more credits $981
Hospitality Major:
There will be an additional tuition charge based on the total number of credits enrolled
       Full-time students $87
       Part-time students $44
Computer Science and Engineering Management Majors: 
There will be an additional tuition charge based on the total number of credits enrolled
  0.5 to 5.5 credits $178
  6 to 11.5 credits $363
  12 or more credits $490
Graduation Application Fee $65
  Additional late fee after due date (See Records Office for deadline dates) $25
Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Courses:
There will be an additional tuition charge per credit hour for courses.
  0.5 to 11.5 credits $600
  12 or more credits $1,050


Lab Fees:
Fees charged for labs such as art, language and science.
Late Payment Fee $50 per month
Late Registration (effective first day of semester)  
  Full-time students $35
  Part-time students $20
Mass Communication Selected Courses (per credit hour) $84
Returned Check Charge $50
Student Teaching Fee $240
Study Abroad/ Off-Campus Administrative Fee $100

Other course fees associated with certain courses are not listed but may be passed on to students enrolled in these classes (e.g., malpractice liability insurance, miscellaneous nursing departmental charges, field trips, etc.).

Payment Plan

Information regarding the payment plan will be emailed directly to students. The installment payment plan enables parents and students to make regularly scheduled installment payments and allows them to budget college costs. Optional plans are available by semester through Transact Campus.

Tuition and Fees for Veterans Educational Benefits

As part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, York College of Pennsylvania complies with the requirements as outlined below:

Note: A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.  

YCP permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the YCP Records Office a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, or a Statement of Benefits from the VA website e-benefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

• The date on which payment from VA is made to YCP.
• 90 days after the date YCP certified tuition and fees following receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

YCP will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to YCP due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

In addition, the statute allows YCP to require chapter 31 and chapter 33 students to take the following additional actions:

1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.
2. Submit a written request (VA Education Benefits Certification Form) to use entitlement.
3. Provide additional information necessary to YCP for the proper certification of enrollment.
4. Make payment for a difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefits disbursement.  

YCP will hold a student responsible for any portion of tuition and other fees not covered by the VA by the published fee payment deadline. A late fee may be assessed for account balances not covered by the VA education benefit disbursement. YCP Housing and meal plans are not included in the deferred payment for tuition and fees. Students may contact the YCP Business Office to discuss available payment options if needed.  

If students do not turn in a COE, or Statement of Benefits, and/or VA Educational Benefits Certification Form by the first day of class, a late fee may be assessed. 

VA Chapter 30 and 35 students will follow standard student guidelines for payment or payment arrangements by the fee payment deadline.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

Prior to the end of the drop/add period, tuition and fees are automatically refunded 100% less any deposits. After the drop/add period, all students must follow the withdrawal process indicated in the Academic Records and Registration section of the catalog. Refunds will be calculated for credits dropped below 12 and over 18 using the Tuition Refund Schedule. With the exception of a complete withdrawal, the refund calculation for full-time students falling below 12 credits will be calculated on a per credit basis using the full-time tuition divided by 12 credits.  The Tuition Refund Schedule is outlined below:

Refund Fall and Spring Semesters
100% To the end of drop period
75% Second Week
50% Third Week
25% Fourth Week
0% thereafter

Additionally, full-time undergraduate students withdrawing from all coursework must raise their hand in Starfish and follow the withdrawal process to be eligible for a tuition refund. Refunds will be calculated based on the Tuition Refund Schedule. Fees are non-refundable after the drop/add period. This includes, but is not limited to, the general, student activity, and course fees. Failure to attend class, giving notice to instructors, emailing or telephoning, will not be considered an official withdrawal. In the absence of an official withdrawal, the student will be responsible for all tuition, fees, room and board.

Impact on Financial Aid—If you are receiving financial aid and drop/withdraw, your financial aid may be adjusted. You are liable for the debt incurred and your eligibility for future financial aid could be affected. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Room Refund Policy

Students must officially check out of the residence hall by contacting the residence life staff (RD/RA) and completing the appropriate paperwork.  The following room refund schedule will apply:

Room Refund
80% Through drop/add
60% Second Week
40% Third Week
20% Fourth Week
0% thereafter

Board Refund Policy

Meal plans will be pro-rated on a daily basis through the date of withdrawal until reaching 60% completion of the semester.  After that, no refund is given.

Medical Withdrawal

Tuition and room refunds for medical withdrawal will adhere to the same refund schedule as voluntary withdrawals. Refunds for board charges for a withdrawal due to medical reasons are prorated to the date of the withdrawal.

Military Withdrawal

Students called to active duty during a semester should present a copy of their military orders to the Dean of Student Affairs. If timing does not permit a student to complete the required forms and present his/her military orders prior to leaving campus, the student may withdraw by sending a personally signed written request for a military withdrawal. A copy of his/her military orders must accompany the request. Students granted a military withdrawal will receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Refunds of room and board charges will be prorated to the date of the withdrawal.

Disciplinary Withdrawal

Students who are dismissed or suspended from the College are refunded tuition charges according to the Tuition Refund Schedule. Board charges are prorated to the date of dismissal or suspension. No room refunds are granted under these circumstances.

Please note: Financial aid adjustments will be made according to applicable federal refund regulations under the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98). Questions regarding potential impact should be addressed with the Financial Aid Office.

Return of Federal Title IV Funds Policy

The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term. The federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations. If a student leaves the institution prior to completing 60% of a payment period or term, the Financial Aid Office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

  • Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:

  • Aid to be returned = (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution. If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement that must be paid within 120 days of the student’s withdrawal. The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 30 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student’s withdrawal.

Title IV funds will be returned in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
  3. Federal Perkins Loans
  4. Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
  7. TEACH Grant
  8. Any other Title IV program(s)

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended by Congress in 1980 mandates institutions of higher education to establish standards of “satisfactory progress” for students receiving financial assistance from Title IV Federal Funds. At York College of PA, progress is determined annually at the completion of the academic year (Spring semester). All financial aid applicants are subject to the progress standards regardless if aid was received or not in the past. All York College of PA financial aid funds require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 unless the guidelines of the scholarship or fund stipulate a higher G.P.A. Undergraduate students enrolled for twelve (12) credits are considered to be full-time. Six (6) to eight (8) credits are considered half-time. Nine (9) to eleven (11) credits are considered to be three-quarter time. The following will govern the monitoring of undergraduate students for Satisfactory Academic Progress for Title IV Federal financial assistance. The student must meet both the Qualitative standard and the Quantitative standard defined below.

Good Standing:

1. To be in good standing on a QUALITATIVE basis, a student must meet the minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) as follows:

  • Upon completion of up to 23 credits - 1.6 GPA
  • Upon completion of 24 to 35 credits - 1.7 GPA
  • Upon completion of 36 to 47 credits - 1.85 GPA
  • Upon completion of 48 or more credits - 2.0 GPA             

2. To be in good standing on a QUANTITATIVE basis, a student must complete their degree within a maximum time frame of 150% of the published length of the program. Therefore, a student must pass at least 67% of the cumulative number of registered credits including transfer credits. The ratio of credits passed divided by registered credits must be at least 67%. “Registered credits” are the number of credits for which a student is enrolled at the end of the Drop/Add period. Examples:

  • A student enrolls in 12 credits and passes all 12.  The ratio is 100%.
  • A student enrolls in 15 credits and passes 6.  The ratio is 40%.
  • A student enrolls in 18 credits and withdraws from all classes.  The ratio is 0%.     

Withdrawals, Incompletes, and Repeats are included in the calculation and added to the number of registered credits, but are not added to the number of credits passed. Therefore, these courses will have a negative impact in meeting the Quantitative standard. Non-credit and Audit courses are not counted as courses taken toward progress. Transfer credits are added to both the number of registered credits and the number of credits passed. 

3. To determine academic progress, a student’s cumulative academic record will be reviewed at the end of each academic year. (This policy applies to both full-time and part-time students.)

A student who does not satisfy either QUANTITATIVE or QUALITATIVE standards will be placed on financial aid suspension. Suspension status means that the student is not eligible for Federal, State, or York College of PA financial aid until satisfactory progress is maintained. Notification of the suspension status will be sent to the student in writing.

Appeal Procedures - Students have the right to appeal the suspension status in writing to the Financial Aid Office if there were special circumstances that prevented the student from meeting the standards (death of a relative, injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstances). The written appeal must include (1) a narrative of the special circumstance that prevented the student from meeting the minimum requirements, (2) reasonable explanation of the expectation that the special circumstances will not re-occur, (3) what has changed that would allow the student to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation. Also, students are expected to describe their academic plan that has been developed with their academic advisor that if followed, will ensure that the student is able to meet the minimum standards by the next evaluation.

The written appeal will be reviewed by a committee. All committee decisions will be final. If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and their federal aid will be reinstated for the following year. The Probation status will be reviewed at the next progress evaluation.

The Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy is separate from the Academic Progress Policy. A student in good standing under the Academic Policy may still be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. A student on Academic Suspension is automatically placed on Financial Aid Suspension and is not eligible for any type of aid.

This policy is subject to change due to modifications in institutional and/or governmental regulations. Updated policy statements are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Academic Year

The York College academic year includes at least 30 weeks of instruction in which students are required to earn at least 24 credits to meet progress standards.

Undergraduate Class Standing

A student’s class is determined by the number of semester hours completed in accordance with the following:

Freshman - 0 to 29.99 credit hours
Sophomore - 30 to 59.99 credit hours
Junior - 60 to 89.99 credit hours
Senior - 90 credit hours and above

Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grants

A federal program that provides grants of up to $6,895 to students showing a financial need. Application is made directly to the government via the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Pennsylvania Higher Education Grant Program

York College of Pennsylvania is a participating institution in the Pennsylvania Higher Education Grant Program (PA State Grant). All students applying for institutional financial assistance must apply for these funds if they are Pennsylvania residents. Each year application deadlines are announced by the Agency. Students are eligible for up to eight semesters of grant eligibility (in a four-year program). Students must maintain academic progress (a full-time student must pass a minimum of 24 new credits). Students should contact their high school guidance office, the Financial Aid Office at the school they are, or will be, attending, or PHEAA, Harrisburg, PA 17102 for further information.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

York College of Pennsylvania awards Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants to a limited number of students with exceptional financial need who require these grants to attend college. This program was authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965 and began its first year of operation in the fall of 1966. The amount of financial assistance students may receive depends on their need.

Federal College Work-Study Program

This program was established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 and was transferred to the U.S. Office of Education by the Higher Education Act of 1965. Under the Work-Study Program, full-time students are assigned responsibilities for the full academic year. Students may be employed up to 10 hours per week.  Work-Study has been of particular interest to many students and has become one of the most attractive ways to help in the payment of college expenses. If the assignment to a Work-Study Program should not sufficiently meet the financial needs of a student to attend York College, a “package of aid” (consisting of a combination of work, loan or scholarship) may be awarded in order not to place an undue hardship upon the student or family.

Institutional Scholarships

York College students benefit from over 210 institutional scholarships, most of which come from endowed funds. These scholarships have been established through gifts to York College from alumni, private individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations. Some fund guidelines stipulate that preference be given to students who major in particular disciplines, or are natives of certain regions, dependents of employees of sponsoring companies, or qualified recipients in terms of other criteria. Most are available to new and returning matriculated full-time students, and are renewed in subsequent years, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. Some are available to part-time students. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to have a scholarship renewed, unless otherwise stipulated. In order to be considered for institutional scholarships, a student must first submit a properly completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) within established deadlines. Application forms and details about specific institutional scholarships and deadlines are available from the Financial Assistance Office.

Scholarships from which York College students currently benefit include: 

Presidential Research Fellowship Program
Presidential Academic Scholarship
Dean’s Scholarship
Heritage Award
York Founders Scholarship
York Excellence Scholarship
York Success Award
Transfer Merit Scholarship
Eisenhart Community Scholars
Vincent Risely Scholarship
James Mohatt Excellence in Music Scholarship
The Sanjay Parekh International Merit Scholarship
The Doris and Bernard Gordon Scholarship
Graham Innovation Scholars
York College Grants


York College participates in several loan programs:

Federal Direct Student Loan
Federal Parent Loan (PLUS)
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan
A variety of Private or “Alternative” Loans

Details of these loan programs are available from the Financial Aid Office.