Pepperdine Tuition & Cost

Malibu, California

How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Pepperdine University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$252
Room and Board $15,320
Other Expenses Budget$2,500

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Pepperdine University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $73,002 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $53,680 for tuition, $15,320 room and board, $1,250 for books and supplies and $252 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Pepperdine University is $53,680, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Pepperdine University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
Net Price by Income Pepperdine University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$26,346
$30,001 to $48,000$26,215
$48,001 to $75,000$31,220
$75,001 to $110,000$33,986

The average reported annual net price for Pepperdine University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $36,372 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Pepperdine University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $31,980 83%
Pell Grant $4,663 20%
Federal Student Loan $5,832 47%

The average reported annual net price for Pepperdine University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $36,372 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Pepperdine University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $89,728. The loan balance of $89,728 is a four year multiple of the $22,432 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $931 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $89,728
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $931.18
Total Interest Paid $22,013.79
Sum of All Loan Payments $111,741.79

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $73,002
2 $76,834
3 $80,867
4 $85,112

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Pepperdine University to be $292,008 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Pepperdine University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,685 $5,055 $6,740

Estimated cost for a class at Pepperdine University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Pepperdine University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Pepperdine University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, California

Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, California

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, Utah

St John's College

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=121150 IPEDS survey data for Pepperdine University.

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