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Purdue University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,252 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,208 tuition
$10,030 on campus room & board
$1,220 books and supplies
$794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$40,054 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,010 tuition
$10,030 on campus room & board
$1,220 books and supplies
$794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
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 0.0334% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.0116% 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

$32,682,899
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
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
http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $348
Out of State $948

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Christina from Gurnee, IL
  • Mar-10-2017 I am a current student here

    Purdue is very expensive for us out of state students. It can get hard; budgeting, making sure you have enough money for food and rent, but I would do it all over again if I had to. I'm getting a world class education and the title of a PURDUE GRADUATE. I say that's worth it. Purdue's engineering program in world renowned, and the experience has been amazing. I have the best professors and the best classmates because every one of us is serious about furthering our educations.

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  • 5
  • Evan from Placentia, CA
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Your investment is well spent here. You will grown academically, professionally, personally, and socially here to a level you did not previously find possible. THIS PLACE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. You get the academics of what WSJ ranks as equal to UC Berkeley with better outcomes, and the social atmosphere as any other Big Ten University. You really can't beat it. I moved nearly 3000 miles to attend Purdue, and I can not see myself anywhere else.

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  • 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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  • 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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