California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. It was founded in 1852 as an academy. Its newest initiative is the Cal U Global Online which is worldwide learning community that offers 100% online programs that are at par with the quality of Cal U traditional programs.
Online programs include undergraduate and graduate education in applied engineering and technology, business, computer science, health services, education and environmental sciences, among others. The Internet-based format of the programs addresses the usual limitations associated with taking traditional on-campus classes. Personnel on active military duty and their spouses and other members of their family are charged affordable, in-state rates for convenient online courses.
California University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Web-Based Programs can provide information about the admissions and financial aid processes. Almost 92% of the university’s students including on-campus and online makes use of some form of financial aid such as scholarships, loans, grants and work-study jobs. The amount and type of financial aid are determined by Cal U based on established federal, state and institutional guidelines.
Tuition rates are determined largely by the program chosen and the residency of students. An experienced financial aid representative and fiscal assistant help students in their tuition and fee concerns. Advisement is also given for program selection and course registration. Online students have access to the print and electronic resources of its campus library.
California University of Pennsylvania is included in the Princeton Review’s Ranking of the Best Regional Universities in the Northeast. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and various program-based agencies.