Costs of Purdue

College is an investment for students and their families. As the #4 US public school that pays off the most, we know your education is valuable but first things first: what will it cost?

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending Purdue varies depending on where you choose to live, enrollment in a specific program or college, food and travel expenses, and other variables. Below are estimated costs for the 2023-24 academic year for students enrolled in two semesters full-time in an undergraduate program living in on-campus housing. You can also use our tuition calculator to estimate tuition costs.

Tuition and Fee Estimates

Billed Expenses


Other Estimated Expenses

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment$1,030

Billed Expenses


Other Estimated Expenses

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment$1,030

Billed Expenses


Other Estimated Expenses

Books/Course Materials/Supplies/Equipment$1,030

Learn more about how costs are estimated at Purdue.

*Some programs have additional fees: Computer Science – $2,050 | Data Science – $2,050 | Engineering – $2,050  | Agricultural & Biological Engineering – $2,050 | Management – $1,436 | Purdue Polytechnic – $572 | Flight – Individual courses in this program have additional fees; please refer to the Office of the Bursar website or contact the department for specific flight course fees. | Honors College – $200

**Estimated On Campus Housing/Food is a billed expense estimated at $11,650; Off Campus Housing/Food is not a billed expense and estimated at $12,390.

***Students that fly to their homes will have higher estimated transportation costs. 

11 Years of frozen tuition

How is the Cost of Attendance Estimated?

The Division of Financial Aid calculates an estimated cost of attendance and additional expenses for student financial aid applicants based on federal student aid guidance. The Division of Financial Aid surveys a sample of students every 3 years to help estimate costs more accurately.  

Cost of attendance estimates vary based on enrollment level each semester and a variety of other factors: 

Tuition and Fees 

Tuition and fees vary depending on the following factors: 

  • Whether the student is an Indiana resident or not 
  • College/school of enrollment 
  • Level of enrollment (full-time, half-time, or less than half-time enrollment) 
  • Whether the student is enrolled in any higher-cost courses

Note that actual tuition and fee calculations and billings are done by the Bursar; more information about fee rates.

Room and Board 

A standard allowance is provided if the student lives in Purdue’s University Residences housing or off-campus. If the student lives with parents and commutes, they will receive a smaller allowance. If a student is enrolled less than half-time, no room and board allowance can be provided.

Books and Supplies  

A standard expense amount is provided based on survey data dependent on whether the student is enrolled full-time (100% expense amount), three-quarter time (75% expense amount), half-time (50% expense amount), or less than half-time (25% expense amount). 


Varies dependent on whether the student is from the Midwest or outside the Midwest; a larger allowance is provided to local students commuting from their parent’s home. 


A standard allowance for the cost of clothing, laundry and recreation expenses is generally provided based on survey data; if a student is enrolled less than half-time no personal expense amount can be provided 

Dependent Care  

An expense allowance for students with dependents who may incur dependent care expenses to enable them to attend classes. This expense is not automatically included in the budget.  If you have these expenses and want them included, contact the Division of Financial Aid about a budget adjustment. Appropriate documentation will be required.

Loan Fees  

An expense allowance based on fees charged to the loan borrower.