Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credits you take each term, so your costs can vary from semester to semester. Costs can also vary based on your academic program, your residency status, and the specific courses that you take.

To find additional tuition information, visit the home page for your program of interest. Additional details about fees can be found at

Financial Aid

Financing your education is a crucial part of your success as a student. There are a number of different financial aid resources that you can consider to help fund your studies with IU Online. Students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs can explore financial aid opportunities to help cover their costs, including scholarships, grants, and student loans. Many students also take advantage of military benefits or employer tuition assistance. Financial aid packages are often a combination of many types of aid, and we encourage you to consider all resources to help make your education as affordable as possible.

You can apply for most forms of federal, state, and institutional aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at , and FAFSA school code for IU South Bend is 001816. You can file your FAFSA before you apply or are admitted to an IU Online program. Once you're officially admitted into your academic program, our financial aid experts will begin the process of reviewing your financial aid information and determining your eligibility.

Looking for scholarship opportunities? The IU General Scholarship Application opens each September 1. Admitted students are encouraged to apply. Begin at After you complete the general application, you’ll receive updates about any subsequent scholarship offers or recommendations for additional scholarships you may be eligible to receive.

Faculty and staff at IU can use the IU Employee Tuition Benefit to help cover the costs of their online courses or degree program. Your benefit amount varies based on your program and campus of enrollment. You can find full details about the benefit as well as award amounts at

To learn more about financial aid opportunities for IU Online degree programs, visit the financial aid office or scholarship office . If you're considering a certificate program, contact to learn more about financial aid options.

NOTE: Your financial aid eligibility is based on enrollment at your home campus, and charges for classes are assessed on a campus-by-campus basis. So, taking courses at another IU campus could impact your eligibility for financial aid, including Federal Pell Grants, Federal Student Loans, and state of Indiana grants. You may also need to pay bills at each campus where you are taking classes. Contact the financial aid office at your home campus to discuss your options for taking courses at another campus.