Admission, tuition, fees, and scholarships

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"It's well worth the time & money to come to PLE. I had a blast!"

     - PLE student evaluation

 

 

 

 

Admissions

Courses at PLE are run as a cooperative program involving the University of Pittsburgh, Clarion University, Edinboro University, Indiana University, Slippery Rock University, and Chatham University. Admissions procedures depend on where you are enrolled.

University of Pittsburgh - Oakland Campus

Students can self-enroll as usual once Summer Term registration begins (mid-February), or enroll with your advisor or at the the Registrar’s Office. Once enrolled, please download the "Welcome Packet" on the Arrival Webpage. You don't need to be a major in the Department of Biological Sciences to enjoy the PLE experience; everyone is welcome!

Pitt-Bradford, Pitt-Johnstown, Pitt-Greensburg, and Pitt-Titusville

Students enroll and receive credit at their home institutions. Students from these institutions should contact their respective colleges about registration, tuition, and credit procedures.

Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana, Chatham, and Slippery Rock Universities

Students enroll, pay tuition, and receive credit at their home institutions. Students from these institutions should contact their respective colleges about registration, tuition, and credit procedures.

Students from other institutions

Students are also welcome to take courses offered at PLE by enrolling through any of the universities listed above. To register through the University of Pittsburgh, please contact the Summer Sessions Office for registration procedures.

Class size is limited, so enroll soon!

Tuition

University of Pittsburgh - Oakland Campus

Students pay the normal tuition rates and required fees (Pittsburgh campus rates apply). Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Out-of-state students can contact Christine Berliner for information on receiving in-state tuition rate. Please include the following information:

     Full name
     7-digit Student ID number
     Local mailing address
     The PLE course in which you are enrolling
 

Pitt-Bradford, Pitt-Johnstown, Pitt-Greensburg, and Pitt-Titusville

Students pay the normal tuition rates and fees of their home institutions.

Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana, Chatham, and Slippery Rock Universities

Students pay the normal tuition rates and fees of their home institutions.

Additional Fees

PLE Lab Fee

All students are charged a lab fee of $165 per class. University of Pittsburgh students pay this fee to the Registrar. Students from other universities pay the lab fee on arrival at PLE.  This fee can be paid by cash or check (made out to the University of Pittsburgh) upon your arrival at PLE (no credit cards, please).

Room & Board Fee

PLE prides itself on being able to provide room and board at one of the least expensive rates of all field stations in the U.S. We have done this by reducing costs while still working hard to substantially improve the quality of our dorms and catered meals. If you plan to live at PLE rather than commute, there is a $520 room and board fee for each 3-week course (this is not part of your tuition bill). This room and board cost can be paid by cash or check (made out to the University of Pittsburgh) upon your arrival at PLE (no credit cards, please).

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Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to reduce your room and board costs. Applications for the Richard T. Hartman Scholarship Fund and The Mike Orosz Scholarship Fund are located in the "Welcome Packet" on the arrival webpage. For additional information, contact Christine Berliner.

Textbooks

Textbooks can be purchased at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.