Fees for 2022-2023
Tuition and fees, set annually by the Purdue University Board of Trustees, are subject to change without notice. The fees listed below are for the 2022-2023 academic year.
|Resident Undergraduate fee per credit hour (less than 12 credit hours)
|Nonresident Undergraduate fee per credit hour (less than 12 credit hours)
|International or Nonresident* Undergraduate fee per credit hour (less than 12 credit hours)
|Resident Undergraduate (12 to 18 credit hours banded rate)
|Nonresident Undergraduate (12 to 18 credit hours banded rate)
|International or Nonresident* Undergraduate (12 to 18 credit hours banded rate)
|Resident Undergraduate (above 18 credit hours = banded rate plus fee per credit hour)
||$3,686.5 + $245.75/hr over 18
|Nonresident Undergraduate (above 18 credit hours = banded rate plus fee per credit hour)
||$5,529.65 + $368.65/hr over 18
|International or Nonresident* Undergraduate (above 18 credit hours = banded rate plus fee per credit hour)
||$8,834.15 + $588.95/hr over 18
|Resident Graduate fee per credit hour
|Nonresident Graduate fee per credit hour
|International or Nonresident* Graduate fee per credit hour
|Laboratory fee per lab hour
|Registration for examination only
|Registration for degree only
|Undergraduate Composite fee per credit hour (less than 12 credit hours)
|Undergraduate Composite (12 to 18 credit hours banded rate)
|Undergraduate Composite (above 18 credit hours = banded rate plus fee per credit hour)
||$400.30 + $26.70/hr over 18
|Graduate Composite fee per credit hour
*Domestic non-resident students enrolled prior to Fall 2018 will be assessed at the international rate
|Application Fee for Undergraduate Programs
This non-refundable fee is required.
|Application Fee for Graduate School
|Transcript Evaluation Fee
Fee is charged for evaluation of transfer credit. The fee is non-refundable and will not be credited to tuition and fees associated with course enrollment.
Those students dropped by the university for academic reasons are assessed a fee before application for readmission will be processed.
|Replacement of Student Service Fee Card
Late Registration Fee: For students who register after classes begin, an additional nonrefundable fee of $8.50 per credit hour will be assessed.
Purdue Northwest will assess a differential fee based on students’ majors in Nursing, Business, Engineering, and Technology programs. The fee will be used to fund and support educational advancements for students in the specific major, including faculty; support and coordination of professional career development; monitoring experimental learning activities; and maintenance of labs and capstone courses. (See the Tuition and Fees page on our website for specific differential fees.)
If a student fails to fulfill any financial obligation to any university department, the student’s records will be encumbered. Students will be notified of the outstanding obligation and will be given a specified time to settle the account.
An encumbered record means that the student may not be allowed to register for courses at any Purdue University Campus and the student’s official transcript will not be released until the financial obligation is satisfied.
Payment Responsibility/Payment Options
It is the student’s responsibility to finalize payment options before the designated payment deadline date in order to prevent the cancellation of classes for the term enrolled. Students will save time and avoid lines by selecting a payment option before the designated payment deadline date.
Purdue University Northwest offers several convenient payment options to assist students to finance their educations.
Web Payment Plan (see section entitled Purdue University Northwest Payment Plan below for detailed information)
- Access “Make a Payment” through MyPNW to easily and conveniently pay your bill for any semester that you are registered at Purdue University Northwest.
- Accepted payment options online: Webcheck or Credit card (through Pay Path with a 2.85% convenience fee).
- Mail Check to: Bursar’s Office, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323-209, or Bursar’s Office, 1401 S US HWY 421, Westville, IN 46391
- Night Deposit Box (located at the north side of Lawshe Hall off of Woodmar Avenue at the Hammond location or on the left side of the main doors to the Bursar’s Office, SWRZ 127, at the Westville location)
- In Person: Cash or Check. Students may pay in person at the Bursar’s Office located in the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe Hall, Room 130 in Hammond or Schwarz Hall, Room 127 in Westville.
For questions or concerns regarding payment responsibility and/or help with payment options, please call 219-989-2560 or 219-785-5337 or go to the Bursar’s website.
Purdue University Northwest Payment Plan
There is a 5-payment plan, requiring a 20% down payment and four more monthly payments of 20% each; a 4-payment plan, requiring a 25% down payment and three more monthly payments of 25% each; a 3-payment plan, requiring a 40% down payment and two more monthly payments of 30% each; and a 2-payment plan, requiring a 50% down payment and one more monthly payment of 50%. Waiting to set up a payment plan will reduce your payment plan options, as all balances should be paid in full by the last payment.
Payments will be automatically deducted from the form of payment used for the down payment. There is a $15.00 non-refundable set-up fee. For more specific information on available payment plans, please visit the Payment Options page on our website.
Course fees and composite fees will be refunded for withdrawal from full term classes according to the following schedule:
100% Prior to the semester starting
100% During the first week of classes
60% During the second week of classes
40% During the third week of classes
20% During the fourth week of classes
0% After the fourth week of classes
The policy during the summer semester is as follows:
100% Prior to session starting
100% During the first week of classes
40% During the second week of classes
0% After the second week of classes
For the policy during special summer semester part-of-term classes, go to Key Registration and Payment Dates.
Students must complete the withdrawal procedure by submitting a signed add/drop card to the Office of the Registrar (Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe Hall, Room 130 at Hammond or Schwarz Hall, Room 40 at Westville) to be eligible for a refund. A detailed schedule of the refund policy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. NOTE: Students must follow the withdrawal procedure outlined above to be officially withdrawn from a course. Failure to do so could result in the student being charged and receiving a failing grade in the class. No refund will be given for courses dropped after the fourth week of the semester.
Students whose registration is cancelled by the Dean of Students for disciplinary reasons will receive refunds based on this same schedule. Refunds of deposits may be applied to regular service and breakage charges.
Return of Financial Aid (Title IV) Funds
For students who are the recipients of financial aid (Title IV) funds and withdraw from all of their classes prior to
October 28, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester, or March 23, 2023 for the Spring 2023 semester, or withdraw prior to the completion of more than 60% of any term, the institution is required to determine the amount of unearned financial aid funds that must be returned to the Title IV program(s). Depending on the amount of financial aid disbursed to students or onto students’ accounts, students may be liable for a portion of the amount of unearned financial aid that must be returned to the Title IV program(s). To fully withdraw from the university, students can initiate the withdrawal process by telephone by contacting the Office of the Registrar Hammond location at (219) 989-2181 or by visiting the Enrollment Services Center located in Lawshe Hall, Room 130 or the Office of the Registrar, Westville location in Schwarz Hall, Room 40.
Classification of Students as Resident or Non-Resident
This pertains to resident student status for tuition purposes. When students are admitted to Purdue University Northwest, they are classified by Admissions as a resident or nonresident of Indiana. This classification is determined by rules established for all Purdue University Northwest students by the trustees of Purdue University. Students classified as a nonresident must pay nonresident tuition and fees as shown in the schedule of fees. Among other criteria, resident student status for tuition purposes requires all independent students who enter or re-enter Indiana to be domiciled in the state for 12 consecutive months before the first day of classes of the semester or summer session for which reclassification may be sought. Students who think they meet the residency criteria for tuition purposes Can apply for resident student status. For additional information on Applying for In-State Residency visit https://www.pnw.edu/registrar/services/applying-for-in-state-residency/ .