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Purdue Tuition & Cost

West Lafayette, Indiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Indiana Resident Sticker Price
$22,782
In State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,208
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$1,760
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$41,584
Out of State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$28,010
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$1,760

Residents of Indiana pay an annual total price of $22,782 to attend Purdue University Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,208 for tuition, $10,030 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $784 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,584 which is 82.5% higher than Indiana residents. The tuition charge is $28,010 while room and board is $10,030, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $784.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$12,294
Net Price by Income Purdue University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,995
$30,001 to $48,000$5,853
$48,001 to $75,000$8,450
$75,001 to $110,000$17,124
$110,000+$20,859

The average reported annual net price for Purdue University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,294 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

56% of full-time undergrad Purdue University Main Campus received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,778 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 28% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,077 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,323.

Finanical Aid Purdue University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,778 56%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,357 40%
Pell Grants $4,612 14%
Other Federal Grants $401 10%
State and Local Grants $6,937 12%
Federal Student Loans $5,077 28%
Other Student Loans $18,323 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Purdue University Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $50,136. The loan balance of $50,136 is a four year multiple of the $12,534 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 $478 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $50,136
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $478.35
Total Interest Paid $7,266.33
Sum of All Loan Payments $57,402.33

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$91,128
Year Indiana Residents Non Residents
1 $22,782 $41,584
2 $24,377 $44,495
3 $26,083 $47,610
4 $27,909 $50,942

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Purdue University Main Campus to be $91,128 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Purdue University Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Indiana Residents $348 $1,044 $1,392
Out of State Residents $948 $2,844 $3,792

Estimated cost for a class at Purdue University Main Campus 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 Purdue University Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Purdue University Main Campus Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243780 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University Main Campus.