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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,872 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,520 tuition
$12,600 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$56,872 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,520 tuition
$12,600 on campus room & board
$1,500 books
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,843 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($5,899 avg)
20% get state aid ($9,616 avg)
71% get institn'l aid ($22,843 avg)
59% get loans ($6,807 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.16% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.16% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $30,659 73%
Federal Grant Aid $5,899 31%
Pell Grants $4,299 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,690 30%
Institution Grant Aid $22,843 71%
State Grant Aid $9,616 20%
Student Loans $6,807 59%
Federal Loans $5,798 58%
Other Loans $11,988 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Pepperdine University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,330
Out of State $1,330


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Brianna from Huntington Beach, CA
  • Apr-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I believe that the academics here are well done with professors that have connections in all of their businesses. Pepperdine ensures that their students are well rounded and experience all life as to offer. I am going to be traveling to Buenos Aires for the next academic year, one of the multiple international programs that is offered, an opportunity that I would not have at almost any other college.

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  • 4
  • Aryn from El Cajon, CA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Obviously Pepperdine is an expensive school, but you do get a lot out of it! It is small and private and I mean you are living right on the water and can watch the sunset every night from your room! College does not get much better!

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  • 4
  • Katie
  • Nov-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Pepperdine does cost a lot in tuition ($60,000 a year!). That being said, I do think we get a lot for what we pay. Maybe Pepperdine is a little pricey, but in my opinion it's totally worth it. We get a great education, and there are always tons of free events we get that would cost so much more elsewhere (Imagine Dragons concert last year, the occasional free t-shirts, and all the on campus activities). It's definitely worth it.

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  • 3
  • Makamae from Wailuku, HI
  • Sep-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I feel like it's overpriced, but I cannot deny the quality of our resources. The dorms are really nice and the computers are up to date. I just tend to be cheap, so I think most things are overpriced.

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  • 5
  • Sienna from Upland, CA
  • Sep-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Yes, its ridiculously expensive, but you're getting what you pay for. Its honestly completely worth it.

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