Cost of Attending IU

Our office estimates a standard Cost of Attendance for all students based on their undergraduate/graduate status, residency, level of enrollment (e.g., full-time, half-time, etc.), and, in some cases, academic program.

This is important: You will not receive aid in excess of your estimated Cost of Attendance.

Budgets are determined by adding the appropriate figures for tuition and mandatory fees, as well as estimates for room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal or miscellaneous expenses.

Below are examples of a few types of budgets, shown for the full academic year, which include the fall and spring semesters. Cut these numbers in half to figure the cost of one semester.

The tuition and fees outlined here are based on full-time enrollment: 12 to 18 credits for undergraduates per semester, and 11 credits for graduate students.

Full-Time Undergraduate Students, 2014–2015 Academic Year
Resident Nonresident
Tuition & Fees $10,388 $33,240
Room & Board * $9,494 $9,494
Books & Supplies * $1,500 $1,500
Total Direct Costs $21,382 $44,234
Transportation * $930 $930
Personal * $2,106 $2,106
Total Cost of Attendance $24,418 $47,270

*Actual costs vary by student, based on student choice and travel habits.

If you are a part-time undergraduate student or an undergraduate living with your parents, your Cost of Attendance is based on different factors. Visit the Student Self-Service “Student Center” in OneStart for your specific budget.

Graduate Students, full-time, (2013–2014 Academic Year)
Resident Nonresident
Tuition & Fees $8,584 $23,164
Room & Board* $13,396 $13,396
Books & Supplies* $830 $830
Total Direct Costs $22,810 $37,390
Transportation* $3,328 $3,328
Personal* $4,588 $4,588
Total Cost of Attendance $30,726 $45,306

Different budgets may be used for some graduate programs. You can view your specific budgets in the Student Self-Service Student Center section in OneStart.

*These averages and costs vary by student based on student choice and travel habits.