Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Vincennes University tuition is $5,270 per year for in-state residents. This is 25% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 74% cheaper than the average Indiana tuition of $21,140 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Indiana amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 65th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $13,100 which represents a 149% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $467 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,737.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,702 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Vincennes should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,286.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,960 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,960 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Indiana residents to go to Vincennes University is $19,685 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Indiana residence can expect a one year cost of $27,515.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Vincennes University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Vincennes University
Estimated Budgets
Indiana Resident Total Budget $19,685
   In-State Tuition$5,270
   Other Fees$467
   Room and Board$9,702
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,960
   Books and Supplies$1,286
Non-Resident Total Budget $27,515
   Out-of-State Tuition$13,100
   Other Fees$467
   Room and Board$9,702
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,960
   Books and Supplies$1,286


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 $19,685 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 Vincennes University net price for in-state students is $9,963* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

75% of Vincennes University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,027. 59 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 $4,309. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Vincennes University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Vincennes University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$9,963*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid75%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,027
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants59%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,309

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$8,743
$30,001 to $48,000$10,136
$48,001 to $75,000$13,551
$75,001 to $110,000$15,005

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,685 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,685. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $6,027

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

Federal Loans

 43% - $7,170

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

Out of Pocket

 21% -  $3,528

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.

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 Vincennes University.

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 Vincennes University is $78,740 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 $8,765 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $35,060**

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 $98,425 or $43,825 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 Vincennes University.

Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,635
Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,842
Non-Indiana Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,550
Non-Indiana Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,758

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 Vincennes University 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 Vincennes University
Price per credit hour for Indiana residents$176
Cost for one class for Indiana residents (3 credit hours)$528
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$437
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,311
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,748


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. 68% of Vincennes University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,170.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Vincennes University? 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 $35,060, 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 $43,501.42. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Vincennes University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 75% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,765. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Vincennes University 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.

Vincennes University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$362.51
Amount Borrowed$35,060.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,441.42
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$43,501.42

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Vincennes University? 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 Vincennes University, 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 $43,501.42 would be needed to afford a $362.51 monthly payment in the example $35,060.00 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 Vincennes University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,483 to $5,270. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.5%. 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 $78,740.00. 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 Vincennes University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$27,071$108,286
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$34,551$138,203
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $44,097$176,386
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $51,047$204,189

Tuition History

What was tuition at Vincennes University 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 in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$4,249$10,666 2.8%
2011$4,133$10,314 -6.5%
2010$4,420$10,364 0.4%
2009$4,404$10,132 16.4%
2008$3,784$8,884 0.3%
2007$3,774$8,874 6.1%
2006$3,557$8,357 6.3%
2005$3,346$7,902 5.9%
2004$3,161$7,463 6.4%
2003$2,970$7,065 14.2%
2002$2,600$6,340 2.4%
2001$2,540$6,040 0%
2000$2,540$6,040 1.6%
1999$2,500$6,000 3.5%
1998$2,415$5,865 3.6%
1997$2,331$5,640 4.5%
1996$2,230$5,400 4.6%
1995$2,131$5,166 5.5%
1994$2,019$5,166 6.5%
1993$1,896$5,166 6%
1992$1,789$4,815 39.3%
1991$1,284$3,504 3.9%
1990$1,236$3,316 5.5%
1989$1,172$3,136 9.1%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Vincennes University 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
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 285 24% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 117 36% costlier
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 83 44% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 66 42% costlier
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Associate's Degree 54 46% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 39 27% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 38 40% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 33 47% costlier
Industrial Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 26 8% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 24 52% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 24 25% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 22 54% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 21 44% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 20 37% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 20 46% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 19 19% costlier
American Sign Language (ASL) Associate's Degree 17 29% costlier
Tool and Die Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 79% costlier
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General Associate's Degree 15 35% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 15 51% costlier
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 14 46% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 13 41% costlier
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 13 39% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 12 41% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 12 33% costlier
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 41% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 11 50% costlier
Securities Services Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 10 1% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 9 40% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 9 60% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 9 35% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 9 36% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 51% costlier
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 8 39% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 8 22% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 8 36% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 8 30% costlier
Security and Loss Prevention Services Associate's Degree 7 24% costlier
Agriculture, General Associate's Degree 6 61% costlier
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 6 38% costlier
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 42% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 6 39% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 6 38% costlier
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 6 49% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 6 53% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 6 16% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 5 43% costlier
Fashion Merchandising Associate's Degree 5 4% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 5 41% costlier
Recording Arts Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 36% costlier
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Associate's Degree 5 36% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Associate's Degree 4 10% costlier
Chemical Engineering Associate's Degree 4 42% costlier
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Associate's Degree 3 53% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 3 39% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 3 51% costlier
Dietetics/Dietitian Associate's Degree 3 66% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Associate's Degree 3 50% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Associate's Degree 3 30% costlier
Pre-Pharmacy Studies Associate's Degree 3 54% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Associate's Degree 3 55% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 3 25% costlier
Engineering Science Associate's Degree 3 28% costlier
Music Performance, General Associate's Degree 2 43% costlier
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production Associate's Degree 2 53% costlier
Art Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 2 12% costlier
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 2 51% costlier
Behavioral Sciences Associate's Degree 2 45% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Journalism Associate's Degree 2 41% costlier
Construction Trades, General Associate's Degree 2 65% costlier
Mining Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 39% costlier
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 2 33% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 2 39% costlier
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster Associate's Degree 2 44% costlier
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 2 47% costlier
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Associate's Degree 2 40% costlier
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 26% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 2 48% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 2 32% costlier
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 2 40% costlier
Chemistry, Other Associate's Degree 2 12% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 1 48% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Associate's Degree 1 62% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 1 51% costlier
Philosophy Associate's Degree 1 30% costlier
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 32% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 41% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 1 45% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 1 48% costlier
Finance, General Associate's Degree 1 24% costlier
Photojournalism Associate's Degree 1 36% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Associate's Degree 1 45% costlier
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Associate's Degree 1 26% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 1 59% costlier
Pre-Dentistry Studies Associate's Degree 1 93% costlier


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About Vincennes University

Vincennes University is a four year public college located in Vincennes, Indiana.  Full time enrollment is 5,630 and part time is 13,267.  Vincennes University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Vincennes University at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Vincennes University
1002 N First St
Vincennes, Indiana

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Vincennes University 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.

Vincennes University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152637 IPEDS survey data.