Providing world-class education at an affordable price is central to IUPUI's mission. That's why we offer multiple programs for graduate and professional students admitted to participating programs that can help you save on tuition during your academic career at IUPUI, reducing your tuition closer to our current in-student rate.
Midwest Student Exchange Program Award for Graduate and Professional Students
Student Excellence Awards for Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Puerto Rico residents
Residents of Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Puerto Rico who are admitted to participating IUPUI graduate and professional degree programs for the fall 2022 term (or later) will receive our Student Excellence Award (SEA). Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, these will be automatically awarded at the time of admission.
Participating graduate and professional programs may have a specific GPA requirement for ISEA, MSEA, KSEA, or PSEA eligibility. Please consult the graduate admissions staff in the department of interest for more details on GPA requirements for the SEA program.
Frequently Asked Questions
To be eligible for a nonresident tuition award, you must reside in one of the participating states and be admitted to a participating IUPUI graduate or professional program as a degree-seeking student. This includes full- and part-time 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 and one program does not participate
You have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
You are a nonresident who is eligible to receive in-state tuition
Certain graduate degree programs will be participating in the nonresident tuition awards. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Note that if a student moves from a nonresident tuition awards eligible graduate / professional program to a non-nonresident tuition awards eligible program their tuition could significantly increase.
Prospective students should refer to admissions deadlines set by the individual graduate / professional programs to determine if IUPUI is still accepting applications for a desired starting term. Graduate / professional admissions is decentralized on the IUPUI campus.
If a student currently resides any of the above eligible states and has one of the following immigration statuses, they may qualify for the nonresident tuition awards at IUPUI. Valid immigration statuses include: 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.
Yes. A student who is a legal resident of a participating state and has been admitted to a participating graduate / professional program at IUPUI as a non-Indiana resident, may receive a nonresident tuition award and still be granted a school-specific award in the form of a fellowship, graduate assistantship, teaching assistantship or research assistantship.
Yes, the nonresident tuition award will be granted for summer session courses taken at IUPUI.
Yes; however, all financial aid received, when combined with the nonresident tuition awards, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance. Nonresident tuition awards participants are responsible for all other fees assessed upon enrollment.
Actual savings can vary, based on the graduate / professional program the student is enrolled in. Note that you should pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition.
Important note: The nonresident tuition awards reduces IUPUI tuition costs. Mandatory fees and other program fees are not reduced by the award.
About 100 graduate / professional on-campus programs are participating in the nonresident tuition awards program. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Fully online programs are NOT eligible for the nonresident tuition awards award. Note that if a student moves from a nonresident tuition awards eligible graduate / professional program to a non eligible program his/her tuition could significantly increase.
Yes, nonresident tuition awards students enrolled in an IUPUI on-campus degree program can take online courses to fulfill requirements outlined in their degree map.
Yes. The student will continue to receive the award as long as they remain in the nonresident tuition awards program (or has an approved leave of absence) and remain eligible to enroll in the nonresident tuition awards eligible degree program regardless of subsequent status of the Participation Agreement or the institution’s or degree program’s participation in the exchange program. Note that if a student moves from a nonresident tuition awards eligible graduate / professional program to a non eligible program his/her tuition could significantly increase.
No, the student must enroll in courses through IUPUI for the nonresident tuition awards award to be applied.
Students receiving combinations of scholarships and awards that exceed tuition and fees (direct costs) may need to consult with IRS publications #520 and #508 on tax liability for the difference. Please see the IRS website for downloadable copies or more information. (The Scholarship Office cannot provide information on tax advising.)
If you believe you are eligible for a nonresident award but you did not receive it, you can file an appeal with the Office of the Registrar.
For more information please contact the IUPUI Graduate Office at 317-274-1577 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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