Private 4 Year

University of Puget Sound Tuition & Cost

Tacoma, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for University of Puget Sound
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$280
Room and Board $13,480
Other Expenses Budget$2,406

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of Puget Sound on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $69,661 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $52,495 for tuition, $13,480 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $280 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of Puget Sound is $52,495, the same as Washington residents.

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 University of Puget Sound when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Puget Sound
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$24,734
$30,001 to $48,000$24,158
$48,001 to $75,000$30,077
$75,001 to $110,000$31,947

The average reported annual net price for University of Puget Sound for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $38,127 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

100% of full-time undergrad University of Puget Sound received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $30,057 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 51% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,120 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $19,594.

Finanical Aid University of Puget Sound
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $30,057 100%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $28,035 100%
Pell Grants $4,543 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,206 42%
State and Local Grants $10,416 6%
Federal Student Loans $5,120 51%
Other Student Loans $19,594 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Puget Sound, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $123,856. The loan balance of $123,856 is a four year multiple of the $30,964 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 $1,182 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 $123,856
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,181.72
Total Interest Paid $17,950.74
Sum of All Loan Payments $141,806.74

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $69,661
2 $72,076
3 $74,575
4 $77,160

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Puget Sound to be $278,644 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% 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 University of Puget Sound
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,690 $5,070 $6,760

Estimated cost for a class at University of Puget Sound 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 University of Puget Sound versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Puget Sound 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=236328 IPEDS survey data for University of Puget Sound.