Estimated Costs

As a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), SRU offers a high quality education at an affordable price. The cost figures listed below represent average, estimated, full-time costs for the academic year (fall and spring semesters).

The PASSHE Board of Governors sets tuition annually in mid-summer after the state budget is approved. Official tuition figures are posted once they become available.


Undergraduate Students
Pennsylvania  Resident Out-of-State Resident with 3.0 Cum GPA* Out-of-State Resident without 3.0 cum GPA*
Estimated Tuition/Fees $10,600 $14,750 $18,650
Estimated Room**/Meals $10,620 $10,620 $10,620
TOTAL $21,220 $25,370 $29,270

In addition to the costs for tuition, fees, room, and board, students will incur costs for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous educational expenses.  SRU expects these annual expenses will be approximately $4,200 for Pennsylvania undergraduates.

Non-Resident Tuition Discount

Slippery Rock University offers an out-of-state tuition reduction program. First-year undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on their final high school transcript or college transcripts (transfer student) may qualify for this tuition discount. Continuing undergraduate students who have a 2.5 cumulative SRU GPA at the start of the fall semester may also qualify for this tuition reduction. A separate application is not necessary; eligible students will be billed at this special tuition rate through the Office of Student Accounts.

For complete details about this program contact:

Actual Room Costs

The room rate is based on a "double studio" which is one of the most common room types. Room charges can vary substantially based upon the room type. Please refer to the Office of Residence Life for details on the various room types and charges.

Graduate Students

Graduate students can view current tuition rates on the Tuition and Fees webpage.