A positive effect of eLearning is that it comes with discounted tuition and fees versus living on campus. Students looking at the economics of paying for college will find online community colleges cheaper to start, while four year institutions will cost more and graduate schools even more. East Mississippi Community College, for example, charges $1,200 per semester for full time (12+ hours) in-state students. On the other hand, Penn State's online tuition for a full time student is a flat rate of $6,587 per semester. Arizona State's online graduate program tuition is between $492 and $1,132 per credit hour, while some of their programs have specific costs like the MEd in Educational Leadership which is at $565 per hour.