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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$61,652
Tuition and Fees
$46,552
Room and Board
$11,800
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,300
Payment PlansInstallment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application Deadline 
Award NotificationBegins March 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003797
Free

PROFILE OF 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants525 (77.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need386 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid386 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met63 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Award$32,274
Need-Based Gift
Received by 382 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,770
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 285 (73.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,281
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 54 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift286 (42.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,832
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants1,506 (60.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need1,212 (80.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,212 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met196 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Award$31,725
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,197 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,456
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 922 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,865
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 156 (12.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,233 (49.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,870
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,140
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
1.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other Loans 
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science
Number of Awards
1,290
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
75
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
3
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
26
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$3,092
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.72 3.97 601 637 29
Low 3.37 3.37 530 530 23
High 4.00 4.70 660 750 33
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