What to Know About Tuition & Fees
Knowing the tuition you'll have to pay to attend Pacific Lutheran University means that you can prepare financially for the next 4-6 years. Check out the stats following to learn how PLU's cost stacks up to other colleges and universities and if you should arrange for tuition increases.
Tuition & Fees Evaluation
The following table outlines how PLU measures up to other schools nationally, regionally and by state.
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How Much Will Tuition & Fees Be for PLU?
In the 2018 - 2019 school year, full time students at PLU were charged $40,722, prior to adjustments for financial need. Of this amount, the expense of tuition totaled $40,352. The remaining $370 represents additional fees. Find out more about the net price.
Alas, this school does not provide any special discounts to students who live in state.
Tuition and fees cover the cost of attendance for one academic year, but don't cover room and board, which will be an extra charge you will incur if you decide to stay on campus. Having said that, a lot of students will end up having to pay under full tuition after receiving financial aid and other reductions.
The following table outlines the costs described above for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.
Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for more info.
Are Tuition and Fees Going Up or Down?
There has been an increase of 3.9% in Pacific Lutheran University tuition and fees for out-of-state students in the past 5 years. Tuition grew by 3.9% and fees grew by 0.0%. This year, students should expect to pay $42,306 based on current estimates.
Because of price increases, the full cost of a four-year PLU degree will be $179,357, and the full price of a two-year degree would be $86,258, which doesn't include other costs such as books, transportation, and room and board.
Look at the following chart to find out how PLU tuition and fees may develop in the future.
Take note of how much college fees and tuition is increasing annually. At most schools students will end up paying a greater price for their final year of college compared to what they did for their first.
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