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Cost of Attendance

We’re committed to keeping a Temple education affordable for all.

At Temple, you get the reasonable costs of a public university with the advantages of a world-class research institution. Our goal is to make it financially possible for every qualified applicant to enroll, so that we may continue to build the diverse and talented student community for which we’re known. It’s why all students are automatically considered for academic scholarships during the application process.

Financial aid opportunities can help you finance your education at Temple. 

  • We award more than $100 million in scholarships each year.
  • Seventy percent of eligible first year students receive need-based aid. 
  • In recent years, more than half of our students were offered merit-based scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to full tuition.

Tuition varies according to the school, college or program you choose, but our annual rate for in-state students begins at $18,864. Base tuition for out-of-state students is $33,912. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

Financial aid is offered based on a student’s estimated cost of attendance budget for nine months. These budgets include modest, but adequate, expense patterns of Temple students. While individual expenses vary based on lifestyle, average costs are helpful in budget planning.

The Net Price Calculator is also available to see what students similar to you paid in prior years.

Here, we break down for you what is included in your anticipated cost of attendance at Temple University. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates are listed based on full-time enrollment, defined as 12–18 undergraduate credits. If you register for less than 12 credits, you will be charged on a per-credit basis, whereas if you register for more than 18 credits then you must pay for an additional charge for the extra hours. Tuition rates vary by academic college and major. Official tuition and fee rates are published by the Office of the Bursar and are set by the Executive Board in July. Full-time enrollment for graduate students is nine credits per term.

Books and Supplies

Costs vary by program, course load and class selection. You can check with your academic program for costs specific to their courses. You have the option to buy books new, used books, rent books or utilize the university’s library system to keep costs low.

Other Costs

This allowance represents other expenses related to your education, including: transportation, loan fees, cell phones, clothing, personal hygiene items and entertainment. Actual costs may vary, but the financial aid budget is allowing for about $96 per week.

Housing and Food

Living on campus: Housing component is based on the median of residence hall costs. The food budget is based on the J&H unlimited meal plan. Direct costs vary based on selection from University Housing. Students can view actual costs on the website for University Housing & Residential Life.

Living off campus: Budget component allows for rent, utilities and food costs up to the estimated amount for students on campus. Actual costs will depend on a student’s choice of housing and lifestyle. Students who live off-campus are provided with the same budgets for housing and food as on-campus students. We recommend students consider off-campus options carefully. Most off-campus leases are 12 months, but Temple’s on-campus options are nine months. 

Commuting: Students that live at home or with relatives have a reduced allowance in the budget.