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Purdue University--West Lafayette

Tuition & Aid
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Tuition is about $9,200 for in-state students, with those from other states looking at a substantial increase to over $28,000. Room, board, books, and fees will increase this amount by another $12,400. “The financial aid package was the best offered to me, along with a very good scholarship.” “Cheaper than a private school but it is a world-renowned engineering school at the same time.” “Gave me a very generous scholarship package.”
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Visiting And Contact Information

1080 Schleman Hall

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2050

United States

Phone: 765-494-1776

Fax: 765-494-0544


Expenses per Academic Year
In-State Tuition:$9,208
Out-of-State Tuition:$28,010
On-Campus Room and Board:$10,030
On-Campus Room Only:$4,860
On-Campus Board Only:$5,170
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,210
Required Fees:$794
Other Expenses:$1,550
Estimated Room for Commuters (not living at home):$7,210.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$1,890.00
Estimate Board for Commuters (not living at home):$2,160.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$1,580.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$210.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-District):$348
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-State):$348
Cost Per Credit-Hour (Out-of-State):$948
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 86
Freshman receiving any financial aid:74%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:77%
Average Percent of Need Met:86%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$13,081
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$13,921
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$11,578
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,658
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$29,121
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:49%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$1,484.00

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Financial Aid Application Process
Financial Aid Application Deadline:Rolling Basis
Freshman Financial Aid Notification Date:04/15
Required Forms:FAFSA
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:(765) 494-0998

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