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Indiana University Northwest

Gary, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

IU Northwest Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time Indiana University Northwest students was $7,274 a year for in-state students and $20,634 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the displayed price of tuition does not give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

International students can expect to pay 20,634 per year for tuition at Indiana University Northwest.

Does Indiana University Northwest Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Indiana University Northwest is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,274 for in-state students who attend full-time.Non-Indiana residents can expect to pay 20,634 per year for tuition.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Tuition for International Students at Indiana University Northwest

IU Northwest has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Indiana University Northwest can expect to pay around $20,634 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..


Indiana University Northwest Room, Board, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at IU Northwest.

Room and Board Costs at IU Northwest

IU Northwest does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms, however students should consider the cost of off-campus housing when estimating the actual cost of different schools

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at IU Northwest?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city may be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. Indiana University Northwestis located in a suburban setting in Indiana, near Chicago.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Financial Breakdown for Indiana University Northwest


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending IU Northwest.

How Much Does IU Northwest Cost?

What will the cost of attending IU Northwest be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,274
Out-of-State Tuition $20,634

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

IU Northwest’s tuition and fees change based on: •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for part-time students


Indiana University Northwest Financial Aid


The majority of Indiana University Northwest undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,610 of the 3,063 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. IU Northwest meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,482 a year. Around 61.4% of IU Northwest undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. IU Northwest graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $26,354 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,231
IU Northwest-Specific Loans $4,545
Private Loans $13,640
Most Common Loans for IU Northwest Students
Federal Loans 60.8%
Institutional Loans 0.9%
Private loans 10.3%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on IU Northwest financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Indiana University Northwest

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, IU Northwest awarded 1,509 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.49 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Indiana University Northwest

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for IU Northwest students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at IU Northwest was $8,482 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of IU Northwest seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-9,023.46
Net In-state, Off-campus $1,628.54
Out-of-State, On-Campus $12,818.6

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending IU Northwest really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the IU Northwest's net cost calculator on their website.

Indiana University Northwest Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

IU Northwest offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does IU Northwest Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

IU Northwest has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


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IU Northwest Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,941

In State

$21,301

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,274
$20,634
Fees
$667
$667
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

IU Northwest Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

61%

Average Financial Aid Package

$9,215

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,460

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,941

Out-of-State

$21,301

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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