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 2022-23


Fall 2022


Spring 2023


Annual Costs

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



Student Government Fee

$148 $148 $296
Room on Campus $3,850 $3,850 $7,700
Meals on Campus $3,365 $3,365 $6,730
Total $36,028 $36,028 $72,056

1. Part-time students enrolling for fewer than 3 units are charged $7,240 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 from 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 $9,240. For the fall semester only, students who are approved to live on-campus residences will be charged the standard room rate.

4. Meal charge is for Meal Plan C (formerly Medium). Other meal plans available include Off-Campus plan ($1330), Meal Plan A (Very Light) ($3035), Meal Plan B (formerly Light) ($3225), Meal Plan D (formerly Hearty) ($3555), and Meal Plan E (formerly Mega) ($3685).

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.