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Do you live outside of Indiana? We have programs that can help you save more than $64,000 in tuition.

What is Indiana Partners tuition?

Indiana Partners offer a reduced tuition rate for IU Indianapolis students enrolling from select states and meeting additional criteria, such as a minimum GPA or specific program enrollment. Students in Indiana Partners tuition states save an average of 57 percent.

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

There is no application process for Indiana Partners tuition. If you live in one of the participating states, you automatically qualify for the reduced rate upon admission to IU Indianapolis.

Undergraduate applicants who are residents of Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Puerto Rico who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher will also be classified as Indiana Partners for tuition purposes.

Participating Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) states:

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

Other Indiana Partner states:

Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Puerto Rico

Eligibility for Indiana Partners tuition

Incoming freshmen from MSEP states (Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin) must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75. Residents of other Indiana Partner states (Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Puerto Rico) must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

To be eligible for the Indiana Partners tuition, transfer applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 college GPA or higher from the most recent college upon initial enrollment, and a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher for Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, or Puerto Rico residents. Transfer applicants are defined as any student who has completed 12 college credit hours after high school graduation. This includes full- and part-time students, second-degree students and returning adult students.

If you reside in a participating state and have one of these immigration statuses, you may qualify for Indiana Partners tuition: 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.

You are not eligible for Indiana Partner tuition 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 an out-of-state student who is eligible to receive in-state tuition

Indiana Partners tuition does 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 rate does not cover the tuition cost for that course.

While online students do not qualify for Indiana Partner tuition, the tuition rate does cover:

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

Graduate programs participating in Indiana Partners tuition

The following programs participate in the Indiana Partner tuition program at Indiana University Indianapolis. Please note that online versions of the degrees below are not eligible. Often these degree programs include “executive” or “direct” in the title and are 100% online. Please consult with the admissions advisor in the individual programs for further details.

  • Accounting - MBA
  • Entrepreneurship - MBA
  • Finance - MBA
  • General Administration - MBA
  • Marketing - MBA
  • Supply Chain Management - MBA

Find details about Kelley School of Business programs

  • Philanthropic Studies M.A., Ph.D.
  • Philanthropic Studies/M.P.A. Dual Degree M.A., M.P.A.

Learn more about Lilly Family School of Philanthropy programs

  • Applied Data Science M.S.
  • Bioinformatics M.S.
  • Biomedical Data Analytics GR-CERT
  • Clinical Informatics GR-CERT
  • Data Science Ph.D.
  • Health Information Management & Exchange GR-CERT
  • Health Information Security GR-CERT
  • Health Information Systems Architecture GR-CERT
  • Health Informatics M.S.
  • Human-Computer Interaction GR-CERT, M.S.
  • Informatics for Public Health Professionals GR-CERT
  • Informatics Ph.D.
  • Omics Technologies and Precision Medicine GR-CERT

See programs offered by the Luddy School of Informatics

  • Analytics in Public Affairs GR-CERT
  • Crime Analysis GR-CERT
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety M.S.
  • Disaster Health Management GR-CERT
  • Environmental Policy & Sustainability GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Management GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • Innovation & Social Change GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • M.P.A./Philanthropic Studies Dual Degree M.P.A./Philanthropic Studies
  • M.P.A./J.D. Dual Degree M.P.A./J.D.
  • Nonprofit Management GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • Policy Analysis GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • Public Finance GR-CERT
  • Public Management GR-CERT, M.P.A.
  • Urban & Regional Governance GR-CERT, M.P.A.

Learn more about O'Neill degrees and programs

  • Biostatistics M.S., Ph.D.
  • Epidemiology M.P.H., Ph.D.
  • Health Administration M.H.A.
  • Health Policy & Management M.P.H., Ph.D.
  • M.P.H./J.D. Dual Degree M.P.H./J.D.
  • Public Health Informatics M.P.H.
  • Social & Behavioral Science M.P.H.

Learn more about Fairbanks School of Public Health programs

  • J.D./M.P.H. dual degree J.D./M.P.H.
  • Law M.J., J.D.

Find details about McKinney School of Law programs

  • Counseling/Counselor Education M.S.Ed., E.D.S.
  • Elementary Education M.S.Ed.
  • Language Education M.S.Ed.
  • Secondary Education M.S.Ed.
  • Special Education M.S.Ed.
  • Urban Education Leadership M.S.Ed.
  • Urban Education Studies Ph.D.

See more information about School of Education programs

  • Exercise Science Ph.D.
  • Kinesiology M.S.K.

Learn about School of Health and Human Sciences programs

  • American Philosophy GR-CERT
  • American Studies Ph.D.
  • Applied Anthropology M.A.
  • Applied Communication M.A.
  • Bioethics GR-CERT
  • Economics M.S., Ph.D.
  • English M.A.
  • Geographic Information Science GR-CERT, M.S.
  • Health Communication Ph.D.
  • History M.A.
  • Medical Humanities GR-CERT
  • Museum Studies GR-CERT, M.A.
  • Philosophy M.A.
  • Professional Editing GR-CERT
  • Public Relations M.A.
  • Sociology M.A.
  • Spanish M.A.T.
  • Sports Journalism M.A.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language GR-CERT, M.A.
  • Teaching Literature GR-CERT
  • Teaching Writing GR-CERT
  • Translation Studies GR-CERT

See details about School of Liberal Arts programs

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Nurse Leadership Health Systems M.S.N.
  • Nursing Education M.S.N.
  • Nursing Science Ph.D.
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Lifespan GR-CERT (Post-M.S.N.), M.S.N.

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  • Addiction Neuroscience Ph.D.
  • Applied Earth Sciences Ph.D.
  • Applied Social & Organizational Psychology (ASOP) Ph.D.
  • Applied Statistics M.S.
  • Biology M.S., Ph.D.
  • Chemistry - Non-thesis option M.S.
  • Chemistry - Thesis option M.S.
  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology Ph.D.
  • Clinical Psychology Ph.D.
  • Computational Data Science M.S.
  • Forensic Science - Non-thesis option M.S.
  • Forensic Science - Thesis option M.S.
  • Geology M.S.
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology M.S.
  • Mathematical Sciences Ph.D.
  • Mathematics M.S.
  • Physics M.S., Ph.D.
  • Software Engineering GR-CERT

See more about School of Science programs