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Each year, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors sets tuition rates and tuition-related fees for the 14 state system schools. This is typically completed on or around July 1. Students are notified of the new rates as soon as possible.

The Clarion University Council of Trustees sets Clarion and Venango College fees which are used to support student activities and the operation of university facilities. All fees are payable whether or not the student plans to use these services or facilities.

The 2014-15 academic year cost breakdown is as follows:


 Undergraduate PA Resident 



 Undergraduate Non-Resident


 In-State Tuition and Fees



Out-of-State Tuition and Fees


 Traditional residence hall housing and 19 meal/week
plan with $225 flex



 Traditional residence hall housing and 19 meal/week
plan with $225 flex


$ 8,244









Cost per credit/detailed cost information

Detailed housing and meal costs

Other costs include:

  • Books and supplies, $1000 (estimate)

  • On-campus parking fees, $150

  • One-time records fee, $50

  • One-time records fee at Venango and Online, $50

Total costs are determined by residency, the delivery location (Clarion, Venango or off-campus) of courses you will take and the total number of credits you will take. To fund your education, you should fill out a FAFSA form and be aware of the other funding sources available to you including loans, grants and student employment opportunities.

Special Populations

Funding opportunities also can vary according to the type of student you are. If you are an adult student, athlete, online student, graduate student, international student, joint programs student, out-of-state students, part-time students, study abroad students, transfer students, Venango College student or a veteran. Parents also can learn more information about funding and payment options.