Office of the Bursar Hovde Hall of Administration

Tuition and Fee Definitions

The University breaks down specific tuition costs found on invoices in order to be transparent as to where specific funds are directed and how they are utilized. Below is a breakdown and brief explanation of the most common line-item tuition charges that can be found on a student invoice.

General Service Tuition

The General Service Tuition supports instructional costs across the campus, including teaching, services and administrative support. This fee is directed to the University's general fund.

Nonresident Tuition

Tuition assessed to nonresident students supports instructional costs across campus, including teaching, services and administrative support. This fee is directed to the University's general fund.

International Student Tuition

Tuition assessed to international students supports instructional costs across the campus, including teaching, services and administrative support. International Student Tuition will be utilized to specifically augment strategic plan initiatives designed to meet global challenges. This fee is directed to the University's general fund.

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee supports the usage and maintenance of equipment in the student computer labs and classrooms, such as overhead projectors, desktops, laptops, printers and monitors. This fee is directed to the University's general fund.

Repair and Rehabilitation Fee

The Repair and Rehabilitation Fee is assessed to address maintenance funding for academic and student service-related buildings and infrastructure on campus. This fee is directed to the University's general fund.

Student Fitness and Wellness Fee

The Student Fitness and Wellness Fee is assessed to cover the debt service on the construction costs as well as ongoing operational expenses for the expansion and renovation of the recreational sports fitness facility. This fee is directed to the Rec Sports Center Fund.

Student Activity Fee

The Student Activity Fee was established in fall 2011 as an initiative by the Purdue Student Government. The fee was originally assessed as a portion of the Student Fitness and Wellness Fee but was broken out separately in Fall 2013. This fee provides funding for student events and initiatives. Please visit the Student Fee Advisory Board website for further breakdown of the allocation of this fee. This fee is directed to the Student Organization Programming Fund.

Digital Education Support Fee

The Digital Education Support Fee of $50 per credit hour for graduate-level online degree programs is designed to fund a robust and scalable campuswide support infrastructure for online graduate programs in digital education.