Cost of Purdue

The cost of attending Purdue varies depending on where you choose to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program or college, and some other variables. Below are estimated costs for the 2018-19 academic year (two semesters at full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program; on-campus housing).

Tuition and fees are a direct cost and billed by the University. Books, Transportation, and Miscellaneous expenses are indirect costs that are not billed by Purdue. Housing and food is a direct cost for students living in a residence hall. It is an indirect cost for students living elsewhere.

Tuition and fees, $9,992 Indiana Resident, $28,794 Nonresident, $30,794 International
Housing and food, $10,030 Indiana Resident, $10,030 Nonresident, $10,030 International
Travel, $160 Indiana Resident, $310 Nonresident, $310 International
Books and supplies, $1,160 Indiana Resident, $1,160 Nonresident, $1,160 International
Miscellaneous, $1,470 Indiana Resident, $1,470 Nonresident, $1,470 International

Estimated Total

Indiana Residents: $22,812

Nonresidents: $41,774

International: $43,774

International students are those who hold F, J and some other types of visas.

*Some programs have additional fees:

  • Computer Science Students — $2,050 (for students beginning Fall 2015 or later)
  • Data Science Students — $2,050
  • Engineering Students — $2,050
  • Management Students — $1,436
  • B.A. in Economics Students — $1,436
  • Polytechnic Students — $572 

Flight — individual courses in this program have additional fees; please refer to the Bursar website.

Estimate your costs if you are a Polytechnic Institute Statewide student.


To see how much aid you may qualify for, use our Net Price Calculator.

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