Affordability and Accessibility

Purdue has set a national standard for prioritizing student affordability and accessibility. Scroll down to learn more about the University's achievements in this area.

Back a Boiler available to sophomores starting in 2017

Back a Boiler expands

Purdue’s unique program, Back a Boiler – ISA Fund, has just expanded. Beginning immediately, all students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in the coming academic year qualify to apply for funds. The program offers students an alternative to traditional private or Parent PLUS loans by providing money that they pay back based on what they earn after graduation.

The bottom line: funding for school that doesn’t accrue interest. For more information visit or call the Purdue Division of Financial Aid at 765-494-5050. To apply, create an account at Applications are accepted year-round.

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Tuition cost unchanged since 2012-13 school year

Tuition Frozen Since 2013

Ask yourself: Where else have you seen that? Nowhere else in the nation, that we know of.

Zero tuition increases from the 2012-13 school year through 2018-19 means that all students graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 will have seen their tuition rates rise … never.

A top-rate, yet affordable education isn’t a goal at Purdue. It is reality. When we promise higher education at the highest proven value, we mean it — and we prove it — with hard facts. 

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