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Purdue University-Main Campus Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,192 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,208 tuition
$10,030 on campus room & board
$1,160 books and supplies
$794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$39,994 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,010 tuition
$10,030 on campus room & board
$1,160 books and supplies
$794 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,919 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
65% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($5,535 avg)
15% get state aid ($7,324 avg)
43% get institn'l aid ($6,919 avg)
35% get loans ($8,188 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $11,163 46%
Federal Grant Aid $5,535 19%
Pell Grants $4,342 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,911 15%
Institution Grant Aid $6,919 43%
State Grant Aid $7,324 15%
Student Loans $8,188 35%
Federal Loans $5,173 33%
Other Loans $9,771 9%

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
  • 5
  • Kiana - Kailua, HI
  • I am a current student here

    Purdue is a fantastic engineering school. It's engineering facilities are second to none. The only negative is the Math Dept. They have been on probation forever and are known for testing you on material you never studied or reviewed in class.

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  • 4
  • Random Purdue Student
  • I am a current student here

    I'm an in-state student at Purdue, so I don't have to pay as much as some out-state students. I would definitely say though to out-state students that before you remove Purdue from the list, to look at the scholarship package that you can get.

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  • 5
  • Christina from Gurnee, IL
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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