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IU Northwest Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Indiana University Northwest was $7,067 a year for in-state students and $19,926 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Does IU 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 $7,067 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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IU Northwest International Student Tuition

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

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

IU Northwest Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at IU Northwest

IU Northwest does not offer on-campus housing for students, so there are no charge for dorms.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at IU Northwest

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at IU Northwest pay $648 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Indiana University Northwest campus is in a suburban setting in Indiana, not far from Chicago.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of IU Northwest

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,067
Out-of-State Tuition $19,926
Board Only $8,040
Yearly Fees $648
Total Estimated Costs

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

Financial Aid at IU Northwest

The majority of Indiana University Northwest undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 1,652 of the 3,414 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. IU Northwest meets 72 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,804 a year. Around 63 percent 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 $26,040 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,355
State Loans $0
IU Northwest-Specific Loans $9,640
Private Loans $14,674
Most Common Loans for IU Northwest Students
Federal Loans 63%
Institutional Loans 1%
Private loans 7%

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 2021, IU Northwest awarded 1,428 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13,067,204 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1,246,113 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of IU 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 $8,804 in 2021. 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
Net In-state, Off-campus $9,121.18
Out-of-State, On-Campus $11,770.2

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.

IU 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 does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

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 Indiana University Northwest offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, 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.

IU Northwest Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,715

In State

$20,574

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,067
$19,926
Fees
$648
$648
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

IU Northwest Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

57%

Average Financial Aid Package

$9,196

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,801

Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

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$7,715

Out-of-State

$20,574

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