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Pepperdine University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,292 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,650 tuition
$12,890 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$59,292 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$44,650 tuition
$12,890 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$252 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,843 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($5,213 avg)
15% get state aid ($9,008 avg)
66% get institn'l aid ($22,843 avg)
50% get loans ($7,230 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.74% 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 $34,999 68%
Federal Grant Aid $5,213 22%
Pell Grants $4,392 22%
Other Federal Grants $2,007 9%
Institution Grant Aid $22,843 66%
State Grant Aid $9,008 15%
Student Loans $7,230 50%
Federal Loans $5,917 48%
Other Loans $12,438 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 $1,395
Out of State $1,395


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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