Costs & Financial Aid

Attending graduate school is a huge decision! Earning a degree or certificate from Indiana University will take a big investment of time, brainpower, and, of course, money. While it is an investment in your future, you’ll graduate from a university that’s respected worldwide!

Tuition and fees are assessed based on the number of credits that 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.

For further clarification, the Office of the Bursar provides a breakdown of cost with IU’s estimated standard cost of attendance.

  • Things to know

    As mentioned, actual costs vary by student based on academic year, academic program, residency, and enrollment choices.

    • The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering does not guarantee a set rate from year to year. Students can anticipate a 1 – 5% increase in tuition and fees.

    • Students enrolled in on-campus coursework will be charged mandatory fees each term. These fees include activities, repair and rehabilitation, student health, technology, and transportation. Additionally, students enrolled in distance education courses will be charged a Distance Education fee to support academic program development, student services, compliance, and other developments. These fees ensure that students receive the best services and resources possible both on and off campus.

    • International students studying on-campus are required to show sufficient funds to support himself/herself for an entire calendar year before a visa is authorized. Please consult the expenses for students in graduate and professional programs.

    • IU’s deadline for applying for financial aid is April 15. Legal residents may begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on October 1. You must reapply for financial aid every year.
  • Financial Aid

    Financing your education is a crucial part of your success as a student. Graduate students have access to a wide range of financial support and fellowships from the school, Indiana University, and outside sources - such as the federal government.

    The University Graduate School offers several internal and external Fellowships and awards. Nominees are determined based on academic and/or professional merit and the strength of a student’s application. The Data Science Directors will nominate an applicant for these awards. The application process and deadlines vary by Fellowship and Award, so be sure to read the requirements carefully.

    The Data Science Program has limited funds to distribute, and the number of applicants received as well as the competitiveness of those applicants determines the number of financial awards we are able to offer. Our aid packages typically do not cover full tuition or large stipends. All completed admissions applications will be considered for financial aid or fellowship by the Admissions Committee at the time of the application review. If you are offered admission, your admit letter will detail the financial award.

    The Office of International Services has information about financial aid and employment for international students. More details on available aid and international loans can be found on their website.

NOTE: Students agree to pay the fees associated with their education at the time of registration. Additionally, the Board of Trustees reviews tuition and fees at Indiana University annually, usually mid-June, and reserves the right to changes fees without notice.