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Pepperdine University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$65,852 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,770 tuition
$14,330 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$65,852 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,770 tuition
$14,330 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,843 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($5,927 avg)
13% get state aid ($9,005 avg)
84% get institn'l aid ($22,843 avg)
45% get loans ($9,328 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.67% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.67% 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 $26,515 84%
Federal Grant Aid $5,927 20%
Pell Grants $4,454 18%
Other Federal Grants $3,746 11%
Institution Grant Aid $22,843 84%
State Grant Aid $9,005 13%
Student Loans $9,328 45%
Federal Loans $7,375 44%
Other Loans $14,941 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 $1,565
Out of State $1,565


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anna from Tualatin, OR
  • Feb-20-2017 I am a current student here

    Pepperdine is an expensive school, but one that also provides very generous financial aid to those who need it. And because of the high price, you are well taken care of. The campus is beautiful, everything is well maintained, taken care of and safe. Our abroad programs are ranked #1 in the country, mainly because of accessibility. You can go to one of our 7 abroad campuses for a semester or a year for no more than your normal tuition on campus. I am going to the Middle East this summer, and almost everything for me is paid for, including the flights.

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  • Pepp Student
  • Sep-05-2015 I am a current student here

    This university is definitely pricey, but don't be afraid to apply!!! I know I didn't want to apply because of the cost, but financial aid is pretty generous. Plus, there's work study and many scholarships available at Pepperdine to apply to. There are several students I know who are paying less than a UC to attend Pepperdine. This university is definitely worth the price!

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  • Jessica from Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Malibu is an expensive place to live so whenever you find a great deal take advantage of it! Ralphs gives good deals especially when you have a card (same goes for CVS). Take the bus when you can or even just walk to the beach. If you can come by a bike even better. That's why I advised to get a job, it helps with being able to enjoy what Malibu has to offer.

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  • Kelly from Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're looking for a good community of people with good values, Pepperdine is the place. You will find many different types of people and they're incredible in their own way.

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  • Samantha from Murrieta, CA
  • May-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Yes, Pepperdine is very expensive, but it's a beautiful campus, small class sizes, great opportunities, and staff/professors who truly care about their students. So, far I'd say it's worth it.

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