Financial Information

Basic Costs

Expenses for attending Indiana University Northwest for an academic year, including in-state fees for 30 credit hours, books, and supplies, total approximately $8,500. Expenditures for clothing, travel, entertain­ment, and personal items are not included in this estimate.


Tuition and fees are determined by the Indiana University Board of Trustees and are subject to change by action of the trustees. Students are advised to consult the fee schedule section of the campus Schedule of Classes or the Indiana University Northwest Office of the Bursar Web site ( to determine the current fees and due dates for any given semester.

Deferment Plans

In accordance with Indiana University Northwest's commitment to provide quality education at a reasonable cost, deferment plans are offered to eligible students. Eligibility is based on the total amount of a student's assessed tuition and fees for a semester and past payment history with the university. To participate in a deferment/payment plan, the minimum amount due on your bill must be paid by the due date. The minimum amount due consists of approximately 25-35 percent of the total bill. A deferment fee is charged for this service. During the fall and spring semester, up to 4 payments can be made. During the summer semester, up to 3 payments can be made. Each payment must be made by the pre-determined due dates for each semester. Contact the Office of the Bursar for specific details.

Refund of Student Fees

When a student withdraws from a course or courses, a refund will be made for most courses involved according to the refund policy stated in the campus Schedule of Classes. Full refund of fees is given only during the first week of classes. Students are advised to consult the Indiana University Northwest Office of the Bursar Web site at or contact the Office of the Bursar for more detailed information regarding the refund of student fees.

Special Credit

During the first two regular semesters following matriculation at Indiana University, tuition charges are waived for undergraduate students who earn credit for courses by examination; however, a modest recording fee may be assessed. A reduced per credit hour fee is assessed to undergraduate transfer students the first regular semester following matriculation at Indiana University. Students who do not qualify for the previous two fee schedules will be assessed the credit hour fees at the appropriate resident or nonresident rate applicable on the date of payments. Students will pay an initial exam fee before the exam is given. Each academic unit determines in which courses, if any, special credit by examination may be earned.

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