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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 2019-20


Fall 2019


Spring 2020


Annual Costs

Tuition full-time
enrollment (3-4.25 units)



Student Government Fee

$135 $135 $270
Room on Campus $3,510 $3,510 $7,020
Board on Campus $2,990 $2,990 $5,980
Total $32,370 $32,370 $64,740

1.  Part-time students enrolling for fewer than 3 units are charged $6,500 per unit.  Students enrolling for more than 4.25 units are charged additional tuition at the rate of $6,500 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 an overload which may incur an additional tuition charge and, due to the potential for academic performance to suffer with the increased load, is subject to approval by the student’s 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 $4,210 per semester.

4.  Board charge is for the Medium meal plan. Other meal plans available include Off-Campus ($1180), Light ($2865), Hearty ($3160), and Mega ($3275).

5.  Students who live in residence halls, Union Avenue housing, Foreign Languages House, and Langlow House are required to purchase an on-campus Light, Medium, Hearty, or Mega meal plan 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 $1,906
Total $3,406

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