Graduate and professional program expenses

Financial aid

IU and other organizations offer several kinds of financial aid to help your studemt pay for their education. We recommend that you research funding opportunities outside IU, such as in your home country.

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Scholarships are the best form of financial aid because they do not require repayment and do not have a work requirement. IU is one of a few public universities in the United States to offer merit-based scholarships to first-year international students.

Your student may qualify for one or more types of scholarships:

  • Academic scholarships are awarded based on information in the application for admission. They range from $1,000 to $11,000 and can be renewed up to four years. To be considered, your student must submit all admission materials by February 1.
  • Need-based scholarships require a separate application and usually range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Country-specific scholarships are need-based scholarships for students who are from specific countries and who meet other criteria.
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