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
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 about Ohio-Reciprocity
MSEP participating state residents
IU Fort Wayne participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), a multistate tuition reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Residents of select Midwest states who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher will automatically receive our Midwest Student Exchange Program Award, which represents a 55% reduction in nonresident tuition at IU Fort Wayne.
Illinois | Kansas | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | North Dakota | Ohio | Wisconsin
Undergraduate Michigan residents admitted to IU Fort Wayne with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive the Michigan Student Excellence Award. Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, the MSEA will be automatically awarded at the time of admission, and provide students with an award accounting for a 55% reduction in nonresident tuition.
Academic eligibility for nonresident tuition reduction awards
Incoming freshmen must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75 for the MSEP award and a 3.0 for MSEA upon initial enrollment to be eligible for this award.
To be eligible for the MSEP award, transfer applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 college GPA or higher from the most recent college upon initial enrollment, and a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher for MSEA. Transfer applicants are defined as any student who has completed 12 college credit hours after high school graduation. This includes full- and part-time students, second-degree students and returning adult students.
How much money will the award save me?
For 2020-21, the average tuition cost for an out-of-state student at IU Fort Wayne is currently $31,626 per year. Nonresident MSEP and MSEA tuition reduction award recipients pay tuition at 150 percent of IU Fort Wayne’s in-state rate, which reduces the cost to $14,342 for a savings of $17,284 per year.
It’s important to note that nonresident tuition awards apply only to tuition costs. Mandatory fees and program fees are not reduced by this award.
Who is eligible for a nonresident tuition award?
To be eligible for a nonresident award, you must reside in one of the participating states and be admitted to IU Fort Wayne as an undergraduate degree-seeking student. This includes full- and part-time traditional undergraduate students, transfer students, second-degree students, and returning adult students.
You are not eligible for a nonresident tuition award if:
- You are enrolled in an online degree program
- You are enrolled in a dual degree program through a different university
- You have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
- You are a nonresident who is eligible to receive in-state tuition
Other important information about eligibility
Nonresident tuition awards do not cover tuition costs at other IU campuses—you must be enrolled in classes on the IU Fort Wayne campus for it to be applied. For example, if you take a course at another IU campus during the summer, a nonresident tuition award does not cover the tuition cost for that course.
The award does cover:
- Online courses taken as part of your on-campus degree program
- Summer courses taken on the IU Fort Wayne campus
International student eligibility
If you reside in a participating state and have one of these immigration statuses, you may qualify for the MSEP award: A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, E-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, H-1B, H-4, I, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, V-1, V-2, V-3, or pending I-485 beneficiary.
How to apply for non-resident awards?
There is no application process for nonresident tuition awards. If you live in one of the participating states, you automatically qualify for the award upon admission to IU Fort Wayne.