Annual Total Cost

The total sticker academic price and living expense for in-state Pennsylvania residents to go to University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is $23,166 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Pennsylvania residence can expect a one year cost of $33,982.

Undergraduate Student Fees

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown tuition is $12,452 per year for in-state residents. This is 88% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,614. The cost is 50% cheaper than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $24,881 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 21st in Pennsylvania amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 114th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $23,268 which represents a 87% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $922 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $13,374.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,200 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Johnstown should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $592.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Budget Item Cost
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost $23,166
   In-State Tuition$12,452
   Other Fees$922
   Room and Board$9,200
   Books and Supplies$592
Non-Resident Total Cost $33,982
   Out-of-State Tuition$23,268
   Other Fees$922
   Room and Board$9,200
   Books and Supplies$592


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,166 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown net price for in-state students $17,520* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

75% of University of Pittsburgh Johnstown students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,938. 30 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,750. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$17,520*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid75%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,938
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants30%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,750

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$15,057
$30,001 to $48,000$15,012
$48,001 to $75,000$18,612
$75,001 to $110,000$21,512

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,166 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,166. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 30% - $6,938

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 24% - $5,573

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 46% -  $10,655

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Penn State Altoona9.7% more expensive
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg0% less expensive
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania43.3% less expensive
Penn State Mont Alto2.1% more expensive
Fairmont State University46.8% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is $92,664 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $16,019 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $64,076**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $115,830 or $80,095 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,226
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,583
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$11,634
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,991

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
Price per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents$518
Cost for one class for Pennsylvania residents (3 credit hours)$1,554
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$969
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,907
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,876

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 77% of University of Pittsburgh Johnstown students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,573. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $26,526.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $64,076, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $78,912.75. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 75% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $16,019. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Pittsburgh Johnstown student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$657.61
Amount Borrowed$64,076.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,836.75
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$78,912.75

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $78,912.75 would be needed to afford a $657.61 monthly payment in the example $64,076.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Pittsburgh Johnstown in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $11,736 to $12,452. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $92,664.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2022$31,859$127,435
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2027$40,661$162,642
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2032 $51,894$207,578
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2035 $60,074$240,297

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Pittsburgh Johnstown to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 52 1% costlier
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 40 3% cheaper
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 32 7% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 32 2% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 29 4% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 17 14% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 16 82% costlier
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 12 23% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 12 12% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 11 13% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 11 80% costlier
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 11% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 6 7% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 12% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 12% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 4 3% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 4 18% costlier
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Bachelor's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper


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About University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown is a four year public college located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 2,787 and part time is 82.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 3,204 applicants. 2,569 were admitted and 799 enrolled.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215284 IPEDS survey data.

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