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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Indiana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,190
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$1,670
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Purdue University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,190
Other Fees$784
Room and Board $10,030
Other Expenses Budget$1,670

Residents of Indiana pay an annual total price of $22,882 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, $1,190 for books and supplies and $784 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,684 which is 82.2% higher than Indiana residents. The tuition charge is $28,010 while room and board is $10,030, books and supplies are $1,190 and other fees come in at $784.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 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 Purdue University Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Purdue University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,483
$30,001 to $48,000$5,879
$48,001 to $75,000$9,654
$75,001 to $110,000$18,565

The average reported annual net price for Purdue University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,684 in 2018/2019. 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

44% 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 $10,309 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 32% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,219 and 15% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,445.

Finanical Aid Purdue University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,309 44%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,773 43%
Pell Grants $4,576 16%
Other Federal Grants $395 12%
State and Local Grants $6,923 13%
Federal Student Loans $5,219 32%
Other Student Loans $9,445 15%

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
Year Indiana Residents Non Residents
1 $22,882 $41,684
2 $24,484 $44,602
3 $26,198 $47,724
4 $28,031 $51,065

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 $91,528 - 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.