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Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Our Costs

 

You don’t have to break the bank to pursue your dreams. At Purdue Fort Wayne, you can receive a quality education at an affordable price.

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Undergraduate Tuition

ClassificationFewer than 12 credit hours12–18 credit hours
(flat rate, banded)
More than 18 credit hours
(flat rate plus credit rate for hours over 18)
Resident$308.49/credit$4,627.35$4,627.35 + $308.49/credit
Ohio Reciprocity$308.49/credit$4,627.35$4,627.35 + $308.49/credit
Contiguous States$462.74/credit$6,941.03$6,941.03 + $462.74/credit
Midwest Student Exchange Program$462.74/credit$6,941.03$6,941.03 + $462.74/credit
Online Undergraduate Degree Programs (Domestic Nonresidents)$462.74/credit$6,941.03$6,941.03 + $462.74/credit
Nonresident$740.69/credit$11,110.35$11,110.35 + $740.69/credit
International$767.51/credit$11,512.65$11,512.65 + $767.51/credit

 

Reduced Tuition

Out-of-state tuition doesn’t have to be scary. 

It’s no secret that out-of-state tuition is often enough to keep students at an in-state school, but not at Purdue Fort Wayne. Check out the various programs we’re part of to help make being a Mastodon affordable. 

Get your degree from Purdue Fort Wayne while paying the same in-state tuition rate as students from Indiana. The Ohio Reciprocity Program automatically qualifies students from 14 Ohio counties to receive this special tuition discount for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Qualifying Counties
Allen
Auglaize
Butler
Darke
Defiance
Fulton
Henry
Mercer
Paulding
Preble
Putnam
Shelby
Van Wert
Williams

Keep your college education affordable with reduced tuition through the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).

Savings without an Application
If you enroll in the MSEP, you will be eligible to receive a tuition rate that is only 150 percent of the cost of in-state tuition. There is no application. If eligible, you’ll automatically receive the reduced tuition rate.

Participating States
States that currently participate in the MSEP are Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Residents in the four states contiguous to Indiana (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky) are eligible to receive a tuition rate that is only 150 percent of the cost of in-state tuition. There is no application. If eligible, you’ll automatically receive the reduced tuition rate.

Graduate and Summer Tuition

The numbers you need to know.

Graduate and summer tuition differs from undergraduate tuition. Check out the rates below.

The following are the credit hour rates for graduate students during the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters:

  • Resident graduate students: $380.34 per credit hour
  • Ohio Reciprocity degree-seeking graduate students: $380.34 per credit hour
  • Nonresident graduate students: $860.93 per credit hour
  • International graduate students: $894.94 per credit hour

Additional fees may apply. Course-specific fees (e.g., for labs, differentials, course materials, eText or IncludED books, insurance, chef’s jackets and hats, clay, metal, and first-year programs) are not included in the rates above.

Keep in mind that banded tuition isn’t offered in the summer. Check out the following table to see tuition costs for the summer semester.

 

Summer 2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition

ClassificationCost per credit hour
UndergraduateResident$308.49/credit
Ohio Reciprocity$308.49/credit
Contiguous States$462.74/credit
Midwest Student Exchange Program$462.74/credit
Online Undergraduate Degree Programs (Domestic Nonresident)$462.74/credit
Nonresident$740.69/credit
International$767.51/credit
GraduateResident$380.34/credit
Nonresident$860.93/credit
International$894.94/credit

Additional fees may apply. Course-specific fees (e.g., for labs, differentials, course materials, eText or IncludED books, insurance, chef’s jackets and hats, clay, metal, and first-year programs) are not included in the rates above.

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Banded Tuition

Save money and graduate faster.

You’ll find many benefits with banded tuition. It’s designed to help with your costs, in addition to helping you complete your education more quickly.

Banded tuition is defined as charging a single tuition rate for credits within a defined range.

Banded tuition will help you graduate on time and reduce the cost of your education. If you take advantage of the band and enroll in and pass 15 or more credits per semester, you will graduate in four years. Tuition charged by the credit hour creates a financial disincentive for you to take more courses in a particular semester. According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, an additional year of college could cost you more than $50,000 in tuition, lost wages, and related costs.

You will pay the same basic tuition rate for a course load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester.

If you are enrolled in fewer than 12 hours, you will continue to pay the per-credit-hour tuition and mandatory fee rates.

If you are enrolled in more than 18 credit hours, you will pay the banded tuition rate plus the per-credit-hour tuition and mandatory fee rate for each credit over 18.

No. Banded tuition applies to undergraduates only. It has been implemented to help undergraduate students earn a bachelor’s degree in four years.

The applicability of banded tuition to study abroad will depend on the design of the individual study-abroad program. If this question applies to you, contact International Education at [email protected] or 260-481-6034

No. If you take summer-session courses, you will pay the per-credit-hour rate.

Yes.

Taking more than 15 credit hours will allow you to accelerate your progress and will offer you the opportunity to pursue a minor or certificate at no additional cost.

Yes. You can include online courses in the 12–18 credit-hour band. There will be no additional per-credit-hour charge.

No. The banded rate does not include fees assessed for specific courses (e.g., differential, lab, course-material, and miscellaneous).

Your eligibility will likely be the same if you are enrolled in 12–18 credit hours; however, individual circumstances can vary. It is important to know that federal, state, and institutional financial aid can be limited beyond the fourth year of college. Some Indiana state-aid programs require completion of 30 credits each academic year.

Contact Us

Have questions?

 

Contact 

 Office of Financial Aid at,

 [email protected] or 260-481-6820.

Bursar Office at [email protected] or 260-481-6824.