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Purdue University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,492 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,208 tuition
$10,300 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$784 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$40,294 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,010 tuition
$10,300 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$784 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,208 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($5,467 avg)
14% get state aid ($5,967 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($7,208 avg)
38% get loans ($7,464 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.66% 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 $10,902 47%
Federal Grant Aid $5,467 20%
Pell Grants $4,150 19%
Other Federal Grants $2,368 14%
Institution Grant Aid $7,208 43%
State Grant Aid $5,967 14%
Student Loans $7,464 38%
Federal Loans $5,540 37%
Other Loans $7,866 10%

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
  • 3
  • Iris from Brentwood, TN
  • Dec-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The campus, dining courts are nice, but dorms are a bit overpriced and the difficulty of the classes kind of question you on Is all this money really worth it, if I'm going to have to retake at least 10% of my courses?, but then it all really depends on how well you perform.

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  • 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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  • 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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