Cost & Financial Aid

Invest in your future

Paying for college can be a challenge. At IU Fort Wayne, we’re working to help keep your college costs down with affordable tuition, financial aid, and scholarships. When you choose IU Fort Wayne, you can be confident that you’re getting a great value for your tuition dollars—and making a sound investment in your future.

Calculate your estimated cost

How much does IU Fort Wayne cost?

Your cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, housing and food, and books and supplies. You should also budget for transportation and personal expenses.

Your tuition and fees depend on a lot of factors, such as whether you’re from Indiana or another state, and which academic program you’re in.

Tuition savings for nonresidents

If you’re a resident of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin, we’ve got good news for you: you’re eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) award, which allows you to attend IU Fort Wayne at a reduced cost.

We also have a reciprocity agreement with 14 Ohio counties, which means you’ll pay in-state tuition rates if you live in Allen, Auglaize, Butler, Darke, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Mercer, Paulding, Preble, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, or Williams County.

Learn more about MSEP


A scholarship is a form of financial aid you don’t have to repay. IU Fort Wayne offers admission-based scholarships for your high school academic achievement. To qualify, you must submit your admissions application by March 1 and meet the scholarship criteria.

Learn more about admission-based scholarships

Another way to pay for college: financial aid

Beyond scholarships, your financial aid options include grants, work-study jobs, and loans. Make sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will determine how much aid you qualify to receive.

Learn more about paying for college

Learn how to be MoneySmart

We want to help you make good financial decisions throughout your time at IU Fort Wayne and beyond. MoneySmarts, a university-wide financial literacy initiative, will show you how to get on the road to financial wellness even before you set foot on campus.

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