Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis tuition is $8,009 per year for in-state residents. This is 21% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,614. The cost is 59% cheaper than the average Indiana tuition of $19,542 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 11th in Indiana amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 61st most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $28,727 which represents a 259% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,047 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,056.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,104 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Indianapolis should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,148.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,988 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,230 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Indiana residents to go to IUPUI is $22,296 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Indiana residence can expect a one year cost of $43,014.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 IPEDS survey response for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and represent reported costs for the 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Estimated Budgets
Indiana Resident Total Budget $22,296
   In-State Tuition$8,009
   Other Fees$1,047
   Room and Board$9,104
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,988
   Books and Supplies$1,148
Non-Resident Total Budget $43,014
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,727
   Other Fees$1,047
   Room and Board$9,104
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,988
   Books and Supplies$1,148


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $22,296 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported IUPUI net price for in-state students is $10,979* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

65% of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $9,182. 43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,489. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,979*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid65%
Average Total Grant Aid$9,182
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,489

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,922
$30,001 to $48,000$9,579
$48,001 to $75,000$14,690
$75,001 to $110,000$17,672

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,296 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,296. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 48% - $9,182

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,549

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 24% -  $4,577

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Kentucky State University8.1% less expensive
Purdue University North Central Campus17.3% less expensive
University of Southern Indiana14.6% less expensive
Eastern Kentucky University1.8% more expensive
Western Michigan University26.2% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at IUPUI is $89,184 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,777 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $47,108**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $111,480 or $58,885 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,004
Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,148
Non-Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,364
Non-Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,507

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Price per credit hour for Indiana residents$267
Cost for one class for Indiana residents (3 credit hours)$801
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$958
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,874
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,832

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 55% of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,549. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $30,850.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $47,108, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $58,015.82. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 65% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,777. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$483.47
Amount Borrowed$47,108.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$10,907.82
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$58,015.82

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend IUPUI? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $58,015.82 would be needed to afford a $483.47 monthly payment in the example $47,108.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $7,437 to $8,009. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $89,184.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2022$30,662$122,649
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2027$39,134$156,534
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2032 $49,945$199,782
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2035 $57,818$231,273

Tuition History

What was tuition at IUPUI five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$7,523$22,420 4.6%
2009$7,191$20,579 5%
2008$6,851$18,905 5%
2007$6,524$17,366 4.9%
2006$6,219$16,547 4.9%
2005$5,930$15,767 4%
2004$5,702$14,885 25.7%
2003$4,536$13,367 8.7%
2002$4,172$12,273 7.5%
2001$3,881$11,419 4.5%
2000$3,713$10,961 3.8%
1999$3,576$10,434 3.9%
1998$3,441$10,033 4.3%
1997$3,300$9,641 4.6%
1996$3,156$9,224 6%
1995$2,978$8,702 13.1%
1994$2,634$7,910 7%
1993$2,461$7,324 8.1%
1992$2,277$6,780 8.1%
1991$2,106$6,256 6%
1990$1,987$5,793 7.2%
1989$1,854$5,175 5.9%
1988$1,750$4,608 7.9%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 428 21% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 409 27% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 195 28% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 152 14% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 130 6% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 103 13% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 90 30% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 87 35% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 74 26% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 67 6% costlier
Tourism and Travel Services Management Bachelor's Degree 66 21% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 65 14% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 63 113% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 55 8% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 49 128% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 49 19% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 46 8% costlier
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 45 41% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 41 10% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 35 18% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 33 130% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 32 11% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 30 10% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 30 33% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 29 42% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 29 11% costlier
Public Health, Other Bachelor's Degree 25 2% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 22 2% costlier
Management Information Systems and Services, Other Associate's Degree 22 114% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 21 33% costlier
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 20 34% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 22% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 17 1% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 17 40% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 16 8% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 16 24% costlier
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician Bachelor's Degree 15 8% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 15 7% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 15 6% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 15 24% costlier
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 25% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 13 106% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 30% costlier
Biomedical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 120% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 11 27% costlier
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 10 20% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 10 1% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 9 119% costlier
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist Bachelor's Degree 8 19% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 7 23% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 7 20% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 4% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 7 148% costlier
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 7% cheaper
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 5 21% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 111% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 26% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 1% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Bachelor's Degree 4 26% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 4 95% costlier
Health Services Administration Bachelor's Degree 4 37% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 3 134% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 3 10% costlier
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 3 13% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 3 103% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 3% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 2 133% costlier
Histologic Technician Associate's Degree 2 116% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 2 10% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 1 7% costlier
Labor Studies Associate's Degree 1 42% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 1 15% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 1 12% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 9% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 104% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper


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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is a four year public college located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Full time enrollment is 21,626 and part time is 8,479.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis, Indiana

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151111 IPEDS survey data.

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