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Tuition & Fees

Your Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated cost of the direct and indirect expenses you can expect during an academic year.

Direct costs are charges billed by Puget Sound that appear on your student account. The following charges will be billed to most full-time undergraduate students during the nine month academic year.

Direct Costs 2021-22


Fall 2021


Spring 2022


Annual Costs

Tuition full-time
enrollment (3-4.25 academic units)



Student Government Fee

$140 $140 $280
Room on Campus $3,725 $3,725 $7,450
Meals on Campus $3,250 $3,250 $6,500
Total $34,810 $34,810 $69,620

1.  Part-time students enrolling for fewer than 3 units are charged $6,995 per unit.  Special fees for certain courses are not reflected above.  Second baccalaureate students are not required to pay the student government fee.

2.  Tuition Overload:  The normal undergraduate course-load is 3.00 to 4.25 academic units per semester. Academic coursework above 4.25 academic units is considered a tuition overload.  Due to the potential for academic performance to suffer with the increased load, it is recommended that students consult with their academic advisor.  A student registered for up to 4.25 academic units may supplement that schedule with up to .50 activity units without incurring an overload charge.  

3.  Room charge is for a standard room. The premium room charge for single rooms, Thomas Hall, Trimble Hall and university houses (even if you share a room within the house) is $4,470 per semester.  

4.  Meal charge is for Meal Plan C (formerly Medium). Other meal plans available include Off-Campus plan ($1285), Meal Plan A (Very Light) ($2930), Meal Plan B (formerly Light) ($3115), Meal Plan D (formerly Hearty) ($3435), and Meal Plan E (formerly Mega) ($3560).

5.  Students who live in residence halls, Union Avenue housing, Foreign Languages House, and Langlow House are required to purchase an on-campus meal plan, either A, B, C, D, or E each semester.

Indirect costs are expenses you will incur that are not billed by Puget Sound.

Estimated Indirect Costs

Annual Costs

Books and Supplies $1,000
Transportation* $500
Personal/Miscellaneous $2,014
Total $3,514

 *Additional $920 is allocated for students from outside of Washington.