Out-of-State Students

Slippery Rock University warmly welcomes all Non-PA residents to our campus. In fact, 14% of first-year students are from Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and many more. 

SRU makes college affordable by offering a tuition reduction program for highly-qualified out-of-state undergraduate students.

Cost of Attendance

Undergrad students, 2017-2018, based on 18 credits, yearly cost

Non-PA Resident with a 3.0

Non-PA Resident without a 3.0


14,615.44 18,473.44
Room and board, residential suites


Room and board, traditional hall



Total (suites)

25,061.44 28,919.44
Total (traditional hall)



Fees subject to change.

Room is based on a Double Studio.

Meal plan is based on 15 meal level (15 meals/$255 flex).

Tuition is a flat rate from 12-18 credits; the Student Life Fee is based on per credit, so there is a $5 increase for each extra credit of enrollment.

Tuition Reduction Eligibility Requirements:

  • First-Year Students: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on their official high school transcript
  • Transfer Students: 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with 12 or more credit hours earned on all post-secondary coursework
  • Continuing SRU Students: must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at SRU

We believe SRU is an affordable option for all students but don't take our word for it! Check out what our current out-of-state students think about Slippery Rock University. 

Would you like to talk with an admissions counselor? We'd love to hear from you! Please use the email addresses below or call 800.929.4778 or 724.738.2015 and ask for Mark Metzka or Natalie Yingling. 

Mark Metzka
Assistant Director of Admissions

Natalie Yingling
Assistant Director of Admissions