PUCPR Cost of Attendance Changes

The following table and chart illustrate the changes in the total cost of attendance (COA) for Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 26.17% for that period where the last year costs were $17,384. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs vary by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees have increased 3.36% for the last 10 years where the 2021 tuition & fees are $4,920. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $5,278 (2011) to $5,510 (2021). The graduate school tuition & fees has raised from $4,902 (year 2011) to $6,270 (year 2021). The tuition & fees have not risen since 2020 at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce. The following table and chart show the changes in tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce over last the 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateGraduateChanges By Year
2011-12$5,278$4,902-
2012-13$5,418$5,082 2.94%
2013-14$4,840$5,265 -11.84%
2014-15$5,000$5,445 2.78%
2015-16$5,130$5,700 2.70%
2016-17$5,250$5,880 2.63%
2017-18$5,370$6,060 2.56%
2018-19$5,490$6,240 2.50%
2019-20$5,580$6,390 0.00%
2020-21$5,510$6,270 0.00%
Tuition & Fees Changes of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased 14.85% from the year 2011 to 2021 where the current year costs are $1,763.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2011-12$1,535-
2012-13$1,535 0.00%
2013-14$1,585 3.26%
2014-15$1,609 1.51%
2015-16$1,636 1.68%
2016-17$1,650 0.86%
2017-18$1,655 0.30%
2018-19$1,688 1.99%
2019-20$1,735 2.78%
2020-21$1,763 1.61%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 9.49% when a student lives on-campus facilities and 11.32% when living-off campus from the year 2011 to 2021. The following table shows the changes in living costs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2011-12$6,965$6,965-
2012-13$7,162$7,162 2.83%
2013-14$7,337$7,337 2.44%
2014-15$7,545$7,545 2.83%
2015-16$7,722$7,722 2.35%
2016-17$9,551$9,853 23.69%
2017-18$9,576$9,879 0.26%
2018-19$9,740$10,049 1.71%
2019-20$9,974$10,292 2.40%
2020-21$10,111$10,434 1.37%
Living Costs Changes of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

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