Tuition and Cost to Attend Temple University

Annual Total Cost

The total list price cost for in-state Pennsylvania residents to go to Temple University was $25,392 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Pennsylvania residence can expect a one year cost of $35,418. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

Temple University tuition is $13,406 per year for in-state residents. This is 114% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The fee is $9,889 and 42% cheaper than the average Pennsylvania tuition of $23,295 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 44th in Pennsylvania amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 92nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $23,432 which represents a 75% premium.

The school charges an additional "other" fee of $690 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $14,096.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,296 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Philadelphia, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for Temple University
Expenditure Price
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost$25,392
Non-Resident Total Cost$35,418
   In-State Tuition$13,406
   Out-of-State Tuition$23,432
   Other Fees$690
   Room and Board$10,296
   Books and Supplies$1,000

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $25,392 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Temple University net price for in-state students receiving aid was $19,149* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

67% of Temple University students received grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $7,535. 35 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,040. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Temple University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Temple University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$19,149*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid67%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,535
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants35%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,040

Average Financial Aid Mix - $25,392 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,392. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

7535
7187
10670

 30% - $7,535

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or Temple University. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 28% - $7,187

Federal Loans

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

 42% -  $10,670

Out of Pocket

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Cost of a Degree

When considering the cost to go to Temple University, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Temple University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Temple University is $101,568 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $19,149 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $76,596**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $126,960 or $95,745 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Temple University.

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,703
Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,696
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Tuition Per Semester$11,716
Non-Pennsylvania Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,709

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Temple University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Temple University
Price per credit hour for Pennsylvania residents$502
Cost for one class for Pennsylvania residents (3 credit hours)$1,506
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$813
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,439
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,252

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 66% of Temple University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,187. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $33,788.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Temple University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $76,596, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $95,969.96. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Temple University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 67% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $19,149. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Temple University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Temple University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$799.75
Amount Borrowed$76,596.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$19,373.96
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$95,969.96

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Temple University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Temple University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $95,969.96 would be needed to afford a $799.75 monthly payment in the example $76,596.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Temple University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Temple University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $10,180 to $13,596. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $101,568.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Temple University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$34,920$139,680
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$44,568$178,271
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $56,881$227,524
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $65,847$263,387

Tuition History

What was tuition at Temple University five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$11,764$21,634 2.8%
2009$11,448$20,468 6%
2008$10,802$19,320 6.1%
2007$10,180$18,224 5.6%
2006$9,640$17,236 5.9%
2005$9,102$16,268 5.9%
2004$8,594$15,354 6.6%
2003$8,062$14,316 10.1%
2002$7,324$13,062 5.4%
2001$6,948$12,322 5.1%
2000$6,612$11,730 3.7%
1999$6,378$11,408 3.7%
1998$6,150$11,032 5.5%
1997$5,828$10,710 5.7%
1996$5,514$10,296 0.9%
1995$5,464$10,246 4.6%
1994$5,226$9,802 4.4%
1993$5,008$9,222 5.3%
1992$4,756$8,696 10.6%
1991$4,299$7,672 6.3%
1990$4,046$7,008 3.9%
1989$3,894$6,802 9.3%
1988$3,564$6,144 6.4%
1987$3,350$5,846

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Temple University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $25,392. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 308 $101,568
4 year estimate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 298 $101,568
4 year estimate
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 288 $101,568
4 year estimate
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 252 $101,568
4 year estimate
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 249 $101,568
4 year estimate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 214 $101,568
4 year estimate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 193 $101,568
4 year estimate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 177 $101,568
4 year estimate
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 168 $101,568
4 year estimate
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 155 $101,568
4 year estimate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 153 $101,568
4 year estimate
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 152 $101,568
4 year estimate
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 151 $101,568
4 year estimate
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 140 $101,568
4 year estimate
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 137 $101,568
4 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 132 $101,568
4 year estimate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 116 $101,568
4 year estimate
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 111 $101,568
4 year estimate
Labor and Industrial Relations Bachelor's Degree 98 $101,568
4 year estimate
History, General Bachelor's Degree 90 $101,568
4 year estimate
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 85 $101,568
4 year estimate
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 76 $101,568
4 year estimate
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 75 $101,568
4 year estimate
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 73 $101,568
4 year estimate
Legal Professions and Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 73 $101,568
4 year estimate
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 70 $101,568
4 year estimate
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 68 $101,568
4 year estimate
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 55 $101,568
4 year estimate
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 53 $101,568
4 year estimate
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 49 $101,568
4 year estimate
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 49 $101,568
4 year estimate
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 48 $101,568
4 year estimate
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $101,568
4 year estimate
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 48 $101,568
4 year estimate
Acting Bachelor's Degree 45 $101,568
4 year estimate
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 44 $101,568
4 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 42 $101,568
4 year estimate
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Bachelor's Degree 41 $101,568
4 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 40 $101,568
4 year estimate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 $101,568
4 year estimate
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 39 $101,568
4 year estimate
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 37 $101,568
4 year estimate
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $101,568
4 year estimate
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 35 $101,568
4 year estimate
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 34 $101,568
4 year estimate
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 29 $101,568
4 year estimate
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 27 $101,568
4 year estimate
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 $101,568
4 year estimate
Painting Bachelor's Degree 26 $101,568
4 year estimate
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 26 $101,568
4 year estimate
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 26 $101,568
4 year estimate
Geography, Other Bachelor's Degree 24 $101,568
4 year estimate
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 23 $101,568
4 year estimate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 23 $101,568
4 year estimate
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 23 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $101,568
4 year estimate
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 22 $101,568
4 year estimate
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 21 $101,568
4 year estimate
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $101,568
4 year estimate
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 21 $101,568
4 year estimate
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 20 $101,568
4 year estimate
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $101,568
4 year estimate
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 19 $101,568
4 year estimate
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $101,568
4 year estimate
Printmaking Bachelor's Degree 18 $101,568
4 year estimate
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 18 $101,568
4 year estimate
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 16 $101,568
4 year estimate
Metal and Jewelry Arts Bachelor's Degree 15 $101,568
4 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $101,568
4 year estimate
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 14 $101,568
4 year estimate
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $101,568
4 year estimate
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 11 $101,568
4 year estimate
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Bachelor's Degree 11 $101,568
4 year estimate
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 11 $101,568
4 year estimate
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 $101,568
4 year estimate
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 10 $101,568
4 year estimate
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $101,568
4 year estimate
Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree 9 $101,568
4 year estimate
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 8 $101,568
4 year estimate
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 $101,568
4 year estimate
Computer Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $101,568
4 year estimate
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 7 $101,568
4 year estimate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 7 $101,568
4 year estimate
Photography Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 6 $101,568
4 year estimate
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree 5 $101,568
4 year estimate
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 $101,568
4 year estimate
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 $101,568
4 year estimate
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $101,568
4 year estimate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 4 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $101,568
4 year estimate
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $101,568
4 year estimate
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $101,568
4 year estimate
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 $50,784
2 year estimate
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $101,568
4 year estimate
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $101,568
4 year estimate
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Biophysics Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Directing and Theatrical Production Bachelor's Degree 2 $101,568
4 year estimate
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Music Pedagogy Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Applied Mathematics, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Natural Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $101,568
4 year estimate

About Temple University

Temple University is a four year public college located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Full time enrollment is 31,241 and part time is 5,681.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 18,731 applicants. 12,593 were admitted and 4,132 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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