Drive with Pride
Plates are available for a one-time fee of $35, made payable to Eastern University.
QUESTIONS? SEE OUR FAQ'S:
Any Eastern student, alumni, faculty, staff or friend may choose to drive with Eastern pride! You just have to be the registered owner of a qualified motor vehicle in Pennsylvania (a qualified vehicle weighs less than 9,000 pounds and is not a motorcycle).
A. Eastern University will process your check right away, but will only submit batches of applications on a bi-monthly basis, depending upon the amount of orders we receive. Once PennDOT receives the batch of applications from the University, it takes an additional 4-6 weeks for PennDOT to process them. Therefore, it may take up to 13-15 weeks to receive your plate. PennDOT will mail the license plate directly to the applicant.
A. If you do not receive your plate within the 13-15 weeks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate specific number or letter requests. Plate numbers will be assigned in the order in which the applications are received. If you desire to personalize your plate for an additional fee, please see the question directly above for directions.
A. No, numbers from previous plates are non-transferable.
A. No. Pennsylvania State Law allows only one license plate per vehicle.
A. All Pennsylvania license plates (even specialty plates) are manufactured in the standardized blue, white and yellow color scheme.
A. You may still order an Eastern University specialty plate, but specialty plates cannot indicate disability. You must order a Person with Disability Parking Placard to hang on your rearview mirror using form (PDF).
A. Yes. You will receive new registration stickers and a registration card when your plate is delivered.
A. No. Your one-time fee ($35) is the only payment that will be submitted to Eastern to obtain your plate from PennDOT. Beyond this point, your annual renewal will come directly from PennDOT and no further money will be collected by Eastern for you to keep your specialty plate.
A. No refund will be issued when an applicant cancels his/her request after order is placed.
A. In December 2001, the Pennsylvania legislature authorized nonprofit organizations to add a fee onto the $25 per plate + $4 per plate pressing Commonwealth fees as a means for nonprofits to raise additional funds. Eastern has decided to add a small fee towards the Eastern Fund, which aids in student scholarships, campus improvements, and will also count towards our participation rates. You will find that our fee is far below other peer institutions in Pennsylvania.