The graduate professional programs offered through the Purdue Polytechnic Center for Professional Studies provides a level of academic quality that will distinguish and advance your career. Among the most affordable professional education options the Purdue programs have proven value and respect within the industry.
Students who graduated in past several years have generally completed the program in two to three years on average, at a cost of less than $30,000. Please note we do not list "total" cost as your cost is based on how many classes you take in a given term.
Cost per credit hour is charged at a flat rate, which varies depending on whether you're a resident of Indiana.
Cost for Indiana residents:
$750 per credit hour (textbooks are included)
Cost for out-of-state residents:
$1,030 per credit hour (textbooks are included)
Paying for Courses
Through myPurdue -- The University's portal system where students can make payments online -- paying for your courses is a streamlined process. You also may take advantage of installment plans, or have your employer invoiced directly if your tuition is covered. There are a variety of financial assistance options available to help you cover the costs of attending. Some of these include Stafford loans, graduate PLUS loans, educational benefits for veterans, and private loans.
If you're enrolling in the fall or spring, you can sign up for a payment plan to avoid making one large payment each semester. You'll be charged 25 percent of your fees when you enroll, as well as 8 percent APR on the amount deferred. You'll then pay off the balance in three equal payments over the course of the semester.
If your employer or a tuition assistance program is covering the costs for you, we'll invoice them directly after the last official drop day for students. The third party will also need to send a voucher or written approval, on letterhead, to the Purdue University Bursar, Attn: Chad Lester or fax to (765) 494-6988. The approval must include:
- Full name of the student and his/her Purdue University ID (PUID) number
- Course number(s) and title(s)
- Company name and billing address
- Amount of fees being covered
- Any restrictions or conditions on what payment will cover
- Length of sponsorship (dates the fees will cover)
- Billing contact name, phone, fax, and email
There are a number of financial assistance options to help defray the costs of enrolling in a graduate professional program. These include Stafford loans, graduate PLUS loans, military programs, and loans from private lenders. Through myPurdue, you can monitor your financial aid funding and make sure the proper payments are made in a timely fashion.