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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,648 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,208 tuition
$10,378 on campus room & board
$1,370 books
$692 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$40,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,010 tuition
$10,378 on campus room & board
$1,370 books
$692 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,405 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
69% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($5,496 avg)
15% get state aid ($5,158 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($5,405 avg)
44% get loans ($6,480 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.65% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.55% 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 $9,243 47%
Federal Grant Aid $5,496 22%
Pell Grants $4,018 21%
Other Federal Grants $1,826 21%
Institution Grant Aid $5,405 43%
State Grant Aid $5,158 15%
Student Loans $6,480 44%
Federal Loans $5,375 43%
Other Loans $5,901 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Purdue University-Main Campus offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Hovde Hall of Administration
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040
(765) 494-4600
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $348
Out of State $948


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alyssa from New Lenox, IL
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Purdue is very expensive for anyone out of state, but for what you get by going there (good dorms, amazing food, a co-rec to work out at, etc), it is definitely worth every penny.

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  • 5
  • Devin from West Lafayette, IN
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    For in state students Purdue is the way to go. It is almost as inexpensive as a smaller state college and you are receiving one of the greatest educations.

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