Cost & Financial Aid

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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.

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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

Ohio residents

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 greater than 50% reduction in nonresident tuition at IU Fort Wayne.

Participating states:

Kansas | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | North Dakota | Ohio | Wisconsin

Learn more about MSEP


Student Excellence Awards for Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan residents

Undergraduate residents of Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan who are admitted to IU Fort Wayne for the fall 2022 term (or later) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive our Student Excellence Award. Students will be awarded a greater than 50% reduction in nonresident tuition.

Learn more about the Student Excellence Award


A scholarship is a form of financial aid you don’t have to repay. 

Learn more about admission-based scholarships


Get rewarded with RaiseMe

Did you know you can earn IU Fort Wayne scholarship dollars just by completing common college-search tasks? IU Fort Wayne has partnered with RaiseMe to help you be prepared for college by completing achievements, which are then rewarded with micro-scholarships. Scholarships earned through RaiseMe are not stackable with admission-based awards.

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Paying for your education

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. When you submit your FAFSA, you’ll be considered for a variety of state and federal financial aid programs. The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA is November 15.

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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