Through the College of Arts and Sciences, you’ll study at a public university that’s consistently named one of the best values in higher education by sources like Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. And you’ll prepare for a successful, meaningful life—wherever your interests and opportunities lead you.
Cost & Finances
How much will your education cost?
Several factors influence your tuition and fees. What level of student are you? Which academic program are you in? How many courses are you taking in a semester? Are you from Indiana or another state or country?
The Office of the Bursar’s tuition estimator considers all of those factors and will estimate your tuition and fees for a given semester.
Your total cost of attendance also includes housing and food, books and supplies, and indirect costs like transportation and personal expenses.
Undergraduate financial aid and scholarships
You have several options to pay for your IU education, including grants, work-study jobs, loans, and—of course—scholarships.
Make sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will determine how much aid you qualify to receive.
Graduate student financial support
When you apply for graduate study at the College of Arts and Sciences, you’re automatically considered for financial support.
Most of our graduate students receive multiyear support packages from their programs. The packages can include:
- Fellowships through the College, the University Graduate School, and external foundations and government agencies
- Student academic appointments—including positions as associate instructors, faculty assistants, graduate assistants, and research assistants—that usually require 15 to 20 hours of work per week
- Graduate student health insurance
- A College fee remission, which typically covers more than 90 percent of the tuition and fees for coursework related to your College degree
Current students can also earn travel awards, dissertation fellowships, and more. See our student portal for information about financial support for current graduate students.
For information about graduate student support in your program/department, contact the program’s director of graduate studies.Learn more about funding for graduate students