Undergraduate program expenses, beginning in Fall 2021

IU undergraduate students pay a flat fee for tuition, which entitles them to register for 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. Most degree programs require students to average 15 to 16 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in the traditional eight semesters (four years). Some expenses vary by program.

Expense Estimated Cost
Tuition and mandatory fees $39,833
Room and board (based on a double residence hall room with a standard meal plan) $11,654
Mandatory health insurance $1,585
Miscellaneous expenses, including books and general living expenses $2,108
Total estimated expenses for 9 months* $55,180

*These cost estimates are only for the 9 months of the fall and spring semesters. If your child wants to stay in the United States during the summer or enroll in summer classes, keep in mind that they will need additional funds to cover living costs and tuition.

Learn more about undergraduate tuition and fees

Required financial documentation

International students are required to submit financial documents before the Office of International Services can issue their visa documentation and they can come to IU. These documents must prove that your child has the financial resources to support himself or herself, and any dependents, for a full calendar year at IU.

Learn more about required financial documentation

Bills and payment

IU’s Office of the Bursar bills students for tuition and fees, and collects payment. Students are responsible for paying their bursar bills. Students can also authorize a “third-party user,” such as a parent, to view and pay bills. To add you as a third-party user, your child should follow the bursar’s instructions.