Isakson and Roe Act Section 1018

The Office of Financial Aid calculates an estimated cost of attendance for student financial aid applicants based on federal student aid guidance.

Cost of attendance estimates vary based on enrollment level each semester and a variety of other factors and consists of direct costs (expenses paid directly to the school) and indirect costs (expenses incurred while in school). The costs below are based on full-time (12–18 credit hours) enrollment for fall 2022 and spring 2023.

See PNW’s Official Cost Breakdown

The tables below offer estimated costs for one year — fall and spring semesters — for full-time students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester.

Veteran residing in a state that borders Indiana may qualify for in-state tuition within three years of their discharge, Per Indiana Code 21-14-14. This is an extension of Isakson and Roe Act Section 1005 which only covers veterans who reside within the state of their institution. For more information contact PNW Veteran Services

ResidencyTuition and Fees


Living SituationRoom and BoardTransportation
On Campus$8,907$2,212
Off Campus$9,333$3,023
At Home$3,392$3,023


Other Expenses
Personal Expenses$2,000
Books and Supplies$598
Loan FeesBased on actual loan fee charged
ResidencyTuition and Fees


Living SituationRoom and BoardTransportation
On Campus$8,907$2,212
Off Campus$9,333$3,023
At Home$3,392$3,023


Other Expenses
Personal Expenses$2,000
Books and Supplies$598
Loan FeesBased on actual loan fee charged

Amount of Cost Covered by VA Education Benefits

BenefitStipendTuition and FeesAnnual Book StipendName
Chapter 33(Hammond) $1,413
(Westville) $1,242
100%$1000Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Chapter 30 $2,2100%N/AMontgomery GI Bill®
Chapter 1606$4070%N/AMontgomery (Selective Reserve)
Chapter 31$724100%Full CostVeteran Readiness and Employment (Voc Rehab)
Chapter 35$1,2980%N/ADependent Education Assistance (DEA)

VA Educational Benefits are limited to a monthly stipend and/or payment of mandatory tuition and fees to the University.

Benefits only pay stipends for the months’ of school attendance reported and these payments are pro-rated for partial (beginning and ending) months.

A beneficiary attending school for the approximated 8 months of the fall and spring semesters will earn approximately that many months of benefit.

  • Approximately $11,304 at Hammond or approximately $9,936 at Westville for a 100% eligible Chapter 33 or post 9/11 eligible Chapter 31.
  • Approximately $17,680 for Chapter 30.
  • Approximant lowest of $10,384 for Chapter 35.
  • Approximately $3,256 for Chapter 1606.

Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 benefits offer differing ways to provide funding for books and supplies. Chapter 33 will issue a book stipend prior to each term while chapter 31 provides all funding for books and supplies.

Other benefits such as Chapters 30, 35, and 1606 provide no tuition assistance or assistance with books and supplies.

For further information regarding your specific federal benefit please contact PNW Veteran Services or you may find information on

VA educational benefits provide a monthly stipend dependent on the rate of pursuit and benefit type. These stipends are based on current data and fluctuate by region. For the Fall of 2022, the current calculation for benefits are as shown and based on full-time and resident enrollment in undergraduate or graduate programs. These estimates are based on 100% eligibility.

Amount of Mandatory Tuition and Fees Covered by Indiana Veteran Education Benefits


BenefitPercentage Covered
Purple Heart Recipient tuition and fee exemption100%
Child of Disabled Veteran tuition and fee exemption20% + the veteran parent’s VA disability percentage
National Guard Supplement Grant100% after DOD Tuition Assistance (TA) annual 16 credit hour limit
Child of Purple Heart Recipient tuition and fee exemption100%

State Benefits are to be applied for on Indiana’s ScholarTrack website, for information and other available state benefits please go to or Contact PNW Veteran Services


Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

  • The Federal Pell Grant is available to qualifying undergraduate students based on enrollment and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    • All eligible students are awarded, apply by filing your FAFSA
    • Students must begin attendance; awards may change if you change your enrollment prior to the Financial Aid Census
    • Awards will not change after the Financial Aid Census in most cases
    • Review Important Dates and Deadlines for the Financial Aid Census Date
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need
    • Funds are limited, apply early by filing your FAFSA
    • Students must receive Federal Pell Grant to be eligible for FSEOG
    • Awards may change if you change your enrollment prior to the Financial Aid Census


Percentage of Graduating Students with Debt:
Average Total Debt of Graduating Students with Debt:
Median Total Debt of Graduating Students with Debt:


A Pic chart showing the overall employment Status months after graduation. 62.02% are employed full time, 12.43% are continuing education, 18.53% are seeking employment, 5.94% are employed part time, .65% are not seeking employment

Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 retention rateCohortRetainedRetention Rate
Full Time, First Time Bachelor’s Cohort Retention Rate120785270.59
Part-Time, First Time Bachelor’s Cohort Retention Rate281553.57

U.S. veterans attending Purdue Northwest sit at a table.

Purdue University Northwest Veteran Services

Purdue Northwest Veteran Services Coordinator is the designate point of contact for veterans and their family members seeking assistance with:

  • Academic Counseling.
  • Financial Counseling.
  • Disability Counseling.
  • Other information regarding completing a course of education at Purdue Northwest

PNW Veteran Services can be reached at or (219)-989-2727.

PNW’s Veteran Services coordinator can be reached at or (219)-989-2772.

Purdue University Northwest First Destination Report Class of 2020 (Summer 19, Fall 19, Spring 20)

Outcomes by Level and College

Data SetTotal Degrees Awarded# SurveyedResponsesResponse RateUnresolvedStill LookingNot Seeking Employment/ EducationEmployed FT/PTContinuing EducationUS Military ServiceProgram of ServiceOutcome Rate
All Graduates*2261224415190.6872512872178410.7
Bachelor's Graduates1905188913630.725269790243310.77
Master's Graduates3533521540.4419838024100.7
College of Business3383242830.8741119640000.84
College of Engineering & Sciences3053032150.718809955000.72
College of Humanities, Education, &
Social Sciences
College of Nursing6566564190.6423752132145000.88
College of Technology1901901290.686129177142200.88
Graduate Studies3533521540.441994638024100.7
Graduate Professional3320.6710020001
Academic PeriodReporting CampusStudent CountBach in 4yrs4yr Grad PctBach in 5yrs5yr Grad PctBach in 6yrs6yr Grad Pct
Fall 2014Westville51711622.44%18736.17%20740.04%
Fall 2014Hammond90619020.97%32936.31%39043.05%

Transfer Credits

  • You can receive college credit for active duty military service. Contact for details pertaining to your specific situation.
  • The Joint Service Transcript (JST) is the official transcript for Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard personnel. It validates and documents the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses and occupational experience of service members and veterans.
  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts show courses/training provided through the Air Force.
  • Some National Cryptologic School (NCS) courses are shown on a Joint Services Transcript. However, some NCS courses have not been evaluated by ACE to appear on a JST.
  • You may receive college transfer credit for credits earned through exams like the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) general and subject examinations, as well as the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST exams).
  • If you believe a transfer credit is applicable for your degree path you can work with your academic or program department for approval

Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual.

Depending on the program, some degree tracks may require a certification test at the conclusion of the program. Programs such as Education offers many different areas to specialize but will require certification test in order to obtain teacher certification. In order to ascertain whether or not your program may have a required certification test, please inquire with the program department.