Cost & Finances

Providing a great value in higher education

There’s no question that a college education is a big investment. When you choose IUPUI, you can feel confident that you’re getting a great value for your tuition dollars.

We strive to make getting a college education affordable by keeping tuition low, offering substantial amounts of financial aid, and providing programs designed to help you minimize your debt.

Determining your costs

The tuition you’ll pay at IUPUI depends on the degree program you choose and whether you’re an in-state or out-of-state student. Tuition for some programs is calculated on a per-credit-hour basis while other programs have a flat fee. There are also certain mandatory fees that every student must pay. In addition, some degree programs and courses have special fees for supplies, equipment, or laboratory use.

You can use IUPUI’s tuition and fees estimator to get an idea of how much your tuition and fee costs might be. You can also view the estimated costs of attendance for the 2020–21 academic year on the Office of Student Financial Services website.

Save with the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

If you live in Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin, you might be eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).

Learn about the MSEP

Paying for your education

You have a number of options for paying for your IUPUI education, including financial aid and scholarships.

Financial aid

The Office of Student Financial Services is here to guide you through the process of applying for financial aid.

Your first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you submit your FAFSA, you’ll be considered for a variety of state and federal financial aid programs, including grants, work-study positions, and loans. The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA is March 10.

You can use IUPUI’s net price calculator to learn about college costs and estimate your eligibility for financial aid.

Learn more about financial aid

Information for DACA recipients

If you’ve received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, the DACA @ IU website can help you understand how DACA status affects financial aid eligibility.

Visit DACA @ IU


The Office of Student Scholarships can help you find and apply for scholarships—money for school that doesn’t have to be repaid—for which you qualify. Early admission to IUPUI is the best way you can ensure maximum consideration for scholarships. Apply for fall admission by November 15 to receive full consideration.

Learn more about scholarships

Get moneysmart

We want you to make informed financial decisions before, during, and after your time at IUPUI. That’s why the Office of Financial Literacy established MoneySmarts, a university-wide financial wellness initiative. Visit the MoneySmarts website to find financial management resources, listen to MoneySmarts’ weekly podcast, or talk to a peer financial educator about your personal financial situation.

Start getting moneysmart