Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

William Paterson University strives to make education affordable for all and to provide assistance to students and their families for understanding various funding options.   The William Paterson University Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing tuition, fees, housing, and board plan rates. Rates are set by the Board each year at an open public meeting following an annual public hearing each April at which students and the campus community can express their views. Tuition and fee schedules are subject to change without notice and upon the action of the Board of Trustees.

Costs: For the 2023-2024 academic year, an undergraduate student who is a resident of New Jersey taking between 12 and 19 credits per semester would pay $12,826 ($6,413 per semester) for tuition and the Student Government Association fee.

Funding options: The University administers a number of financial aid programs (grants, scholarships, waivers, loans and campus employment) designed to assist students in funding their college education.

Scholarships: William Paterson University maintains a merit scholarship program for incoming freshman and transfer applicants. Additional scholarship opportunities for incoming and currently enrolled students are also available. Click here for more information about our scholarship program. Outside scholarships, which students research and apply for on their own, are also accepted.

Financial Aid: To help eligible students afford a William Paterson education, the University offers grants, student employment, information about loans, tuition waivers programs, and tuition payment plans.
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Tuition and Fees - WP/MCCC Fall 2023/Spring 2024

FULL-TIME In-State Out-of-State
TUITION - per semester* $ 6,183 $10,840.75
MANDATORY FEE (full description below)
Technology Fee $150 $150
Student Govt Assn Fee $80 $80
TOTAL per semester $ 6,413
$ 11,070.50

Per-Credit Tuition and Fees - Fall 2023/Spring 2024

PART-TIME In-State Out-of-State
TUITION - per credit $ 395.75 $ 703.50
MANDATORY FEE (full description below)
Technology Fee $10.00 $10.00
Student Govt Assn Fee 5.15 5.15
TOTAL per credit $ 410.15 $ 718.65

Per-Credit Tuition and Fees - Summer 2022

PART-TIME In-State Out-of-State
TUITION - per credit $ 370.75 $ 659.75
MANDATORY FEE (full description below)
Technology Fee $10.00 $10.00
Student Govt Assn Fee 4.25 4.25
TOTAL per credit $ 385.00 $ 674.00

*The undergraduate full-time rate for the Fall and Spring semesters applies to 12-19 credits. Part-time is classified as 1-11 credits. The rate for registration in excess of 19 credits is $410.15 per credit for NJ Residents and $718.65 per credit for Non-Residents.

Description of Mandatory Fee for All Undergraduate Students

Student Government Association Fee

The Student Government Association Fee, allocated for both non-salary and salary expenditures, is collected by the University on behalf of the Student Government Association (SGA) which is responsible for the allocation and management of the funds. This fee supports all clubs, organizations and committees chartered through the SGA.

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee supports technological infrastructure, software, applications and related support services for students.

Fees Required for Students in Particular Academic Programs

Lab Fees Funds supplies, materials, purchase and maintenance of specialized equipment for students in any course with a lab component. $40 (maximum charge of $120 per semester)
Distance Learning Fee Funds the cost of technology infrastructure needed to provide access to online and hybrid courses. $120 per online course
Malpractice Liability Insurance Fee for kinesiology, public health, and psychology Funds the cost of providing malpractice insurance to students. $20
Education: Pre-Professional Seminar Fee Funds the cost of specialized instruction for P-3 and ESL Alternative Route Candidates and Clinical Practice I courses. $300
Education: Student Teaching Fee Funds the cost of supervising student teachers in off campus settings. $425
Education: edTPA Testing Fee Funds the cost of the edTPA test. $300

Miscellaneous Fees

Partial Payment Fee Assessed to students who do not pay their balance in full by the payment due date. $25
Payment Plan Late Payment Fee Assessed to students who have made a late monthly payment on an installment payment plan. $50
Late Payment Fee Assessed to students who have been billed for tuition and fees and have not paid by the payment due date. $200
Late Registration Fee Assessed to continuing students who elect to register during the published late registration period. $150
Returned Check Fee Assessed to students whose check or electronic payment is denied for insufficient funds. $25
Application Fee Assessed to all students applying for admission. $50
Orientation Fee Funds activities associated with new student orientation. This fee is included in the admissions deposit. $75
Transcript Fee Funds the cost to process a regular transcript. Additional fee for express delivery. $10
Resnet Fee Funds upgraded voice, video, and information per semester technology equipment and related infrastructure for the University's residence halls for resident students. $40 per semester