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State Tuition Access Rate

A private school education — and never pay more than your state’s flagship public institution.

If you've put in the work to be academically successful during high school, we believe affordability shouldn’t be a barrier to an exceptional education with extraordinary experiences. If you qualify as a STAR student, Cedar Crest College will match the in-state rate of your state’s flagship public institution.

Are you a STAR student?

  • unweighted high-school GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • never attended college as a degree-seeking student
  • first-year, full-time traditional student beginning Fall 2023   

Find Tuition by State

STAR award amounts are decided by calculating the difference between Cedar Crest’s tuition and fees — less any Cedar Crest aid and merit scholarships — and a state’s flagship institution’s rate. The STAR award ensures a qualified student’s final tuition and fees will not exceed the flagship institution’s rate.

Cedar Crest Tuition
(Cedar Crest Aid & Merit Scholarships if applicable)
(STAR Award)
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Flagship Rate of Student’s Home State

  • The STAR award remains fixed at the 2022-2023 rate for four years (8 fall and spring semesters) at Cedar Crest provided the recipient remains enrolled as a full-time student and maintains a grade point average of a 2.5 while enrolled. Students must also maintain academic and judicial standing.
  • Award is based on the tuition for the flagship institution of the student’s state of residency, regardless of high school location.
  • U.S. Citizens living abroad or in a U.S. Territory, or in the District of Columbia will pay the rate for our home state of Pennsylvania.
  • Undocumented/DACA students will pay the rate for their state of residence.
  • Awards are based on the tuition and fees of each state’s flagship institution (determined by the College Board) as published for 2022-2023.
  • Federal aid, state aid, and outside scholarships are applied to the remaining balance of student bills. Applicants must complete a FAFSA (StudentAid.gov) to determine eligibility for additional aid.