Tuition, Fees & Support
During the first four years of full-time study, the School of Social Policy & Practice provides students who are in good academic standing and making timely progress toward completion of the degree with tuition, the general fee, individual health insurance, and a 9-month stipend for a research apprenticeship with their advisor.
Full-time tuition and a general fee are charged the first three years of study to entering students who already hold a master's degree. After three years of full-time study, students are placed on dissertation status with reduced tuition and general fee.
|Tuition and Fees for the Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Academic Year are as follows:|
Upon notification of acceptance for admission to the University, applicants are required to deposit $500. The deposit due date is provided with the offer of admission. The deposit will be credited to the student's account upon matriculation. If the applicant does not matriculate, the deposit is not refundable.
Full-time tuition, general and clinical fees* are charged the first three years of study to entering students who already hold a masters degree. After three years of full-time study, students are placed on dissertation status with reduced tuition and fee amount. In addition, individual health insurance is available through the University. All students must be covered by the University’s health insurance or provide proof of alternate health coverage.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, the costs are:
Individual health insurance: $TBD Additional information is available at http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/psipinsurance.php.*The general and clinical fees are a contribution toward the support of the Student Health Service, Placement Service, graduate student activities, recreational facilities, and other services not directly associated with specific courses.
Again, four years of these costs plus a 9-month stipend are covered by the School for students who are in good academic standing and making timely progress toward completion of the degree.
Funding for summers and study beyond four years is available through research assistantships, graduate fellowships, and teaching assistantships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for dissertation fellowships before their fourth year of study.