Reduced Tuition for Out-of-State Students

Indiana Partners tuition reduces out-of-state costs

Providing world-class education at an affordable price is central to Indiana University Indianapolis's mission. That's why we offer multiple programs for students living outside of Indiana that can help you save more than $64,000 in tuition during your academic career at IU Indianapolis, reducing your tuition closer to our current in-student rate.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

IU Indianapolis participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), a multi-state tuition reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Residents of select Midwest states who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher will automatically receive our Midwest Student Exchange Program Award, which represents a 56.9% reduction in out-of-state tuition at IU Indianapolis. 

Participating states:

Kansas | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | North Dakota | Ohio | Wisconsin

Student Excellence Awards for Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Puerto Rico residents

Undergraduate residents of Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Puerto Rico who are admitted to IU Indianapolis with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive our Indiana Partners tuition rate. Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, these will be automatically awarded at the time of admission, and provide students with an award accounting for a 56.9% reduction in out-of-state tuition.

Who is eligible for a out-of-state tuition award?

To be eligible for an out-of-state tuition award, you must reside in one of the participating states and be admitted to IU Indianapolis as an undergraduate degree-seeking student. This includes full- and part-time traditional undergraduate students, transfer students, second-degree students, and returning adult students.

You are not eligible for a out-of-state tuition award if:

  • You are enrolled in an online degree program
  • You are enrolled in a dual degree program through a different university
  • You have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • You are a out-of-state student who is eligible to receive in-state tuition

Other important information about eligibility

Out-of-state tuition awards do not cover tuition costs at other IU campuses—you must be enrolled in classes on the IU Indianapolis campus for it to be applied. For example, if you take a course at another IU campus during the summer, an out-of-state tuition award does not cover the tuition cost for that course.

The award does cover:

  • Online courses taken as part of your on-campus degree program
  • Summer courses taken on the IU Indianapolis campus
Graduate student eligibility

Some IU Indianapolis graduate and professional programs participate in out-of-state tuition awards. The IU Indianapolis Graduate School can help you find participating graduate programs.

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International student eligibility

If you reside in a participating state and have one of these immigration statuses, you may qualify for an out-of-state tuition award: A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, E-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, H-1B, H-4, I, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, V-1, V-2, V-3, or pending I-485 beneficiary.

How do I apply for an out-of-state tuition award?

There is no application process for out-of-state tuition awards. If you live in one of the participating states, you automatically qualify for the award upon admission to IU Indianapolis. Note, for graduate students, you must also be applying to an eligible program.

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