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University of Puget Sound Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$59,352 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,310 tuition
$11,800 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$242 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$59,352 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,310 tuition
$11,800 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$242 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,168 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($5,036 avg)
3% get state aid ($9,973 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($18,168 avg)
45% get loans ($8,660 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.60% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.60% 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 $19,322 99%
Federal Grant Aid $5,036 18%
Pell Grants $4,140 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,948 18%
Institution Grant Aid $18,168 99%
State Grant Aid $9,973 3%
Student Loans $8,660 45%
Federal Loans $6,437 45%
Other Loans $20,488 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$7,000 - $12,000 Y N Y N
$2,500 Y N Y N
$2,000 Y N N N
$5,000 Y N N N
- Y Y
$6,000 Y N N N
$1,000 - $3,000 Y N Y N
$4,000 Y N Y N
- Y Y
$42,540 Y N N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of Puget Sound offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
(253) 879-3100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,461
Out of State $1,461


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • current sophomore
  • I am a current student here

    UPS is an extremely expensive school, but they do offer decent scholarships if you have good grades. Overall, the education is very good. Within the first year I learned a lot in class, and found ways to connect what I learned in the classroom with current events in the world.

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  • 1
  • Jordan
  • I am a current student here

    This question is honestly comical. Yeah you can make appointments with advisors and yeah the student to teacher ratio is 11:1, but at the end of the day this school costs SO much. Our 100 million + endowment goes to some scholarships, but also goes to our APPEARANCE. We just built an 18 million dollar new gym, but can barely get ourselves together to create a new Student Diversity Center (the only reason this happened was because students really really pressured the school to do it, and because they did all the work to make it happen). Your aid doesn't transfer when you go abroad (or only what you can afford according to FAFSA), so a lot of students can't study abroad because of that. On campus housing is really expensive, and they make you do that for two years. Also important to note is just how inaccessible a lot of our resources are to POC. So yeah, 0/5 stars if possible.

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  • 5
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    This place is expensive. Try to get scholarships and financial aid. I think it is worth it though.

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  • 5
  • AC
  • I am a current student here

    Puget Sound gives generous scholarships for both academic and needs-based criteria. Students worried about finances can easily get answers they need from admissions, and Puget Sound tried to make it work. We have work-study programs for needs-based students and other on campus jobs for both needs-based and non-needs-based students to make some cash.

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