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.
Indiana Partner Tuition
Indiana Partner Tuition Rate for Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is a multi-state reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Residents of select states will automatically receive the Indiana Partners rate, which represents a reduction in the out-of-state rate of tuition.
Participating MSEP states
Kansas | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | North Dakota | Ohio | Wisconsin
Indiana Partner Tuition Rate 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 also receive the Indiana Partner tuition rate that will be automatically awarded at the time of admission.
Participating graduate and professional programs may have a specific GPA requirement for Indiana Partner eligibility. Please consult the graduate admissions staff in the department of interest for more details on GPA requirements for the Indiana Partner tuition rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
To be eligible for the Indiana Partner tuition rate, 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 an Indiana Partner tuition rate 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 Indiana Partner tuition. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Note that if a student moves from an Indiana Partner eligible graduate / professional program to a non-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.Graduate & Professional Application Process
If a student currently resides any of the above eligible states and has one of the following immigration statuses, they may qualify for the Indiana Partner tuition rate 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 an Indiana Partner tuition rate and still be granted a school-specific award in the form of a fellowship, graduate assistantship, teaching assistantship or research assistantship.
Yes, the Indiana Partner tuition rate will be granted for summer session courses taken at IUPUI.
Yes; however, all financial aid received, when combined with the Indiana Partner tuition rate, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance. Indiana Partner 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 Indiana Partner tuition rate reduces IUPUI tuition costs. Mandatory fees and other program fees are not reduced by the award.
Students can estimate mandatory fees, program fees and resident tuition by using the MoneySmarts IUPUI fee estimator.
- Under RESIDENCY, be sure to select “Indiana Resident” to compute the correct resident tuition
- Select “Graduate \ Professional” for Status.
- Select Program and Number of Hours for the term
- Using the Sub Total displayed under “Approximate Tuition Cost,” compute 150% of that tuition cost.
- Note that the Indiana Partner tuition rate affects only tuition costs and doesn’t impact listed “Approximate Mandatory and Program Fees,” “Auxiliary Fees,” or “Total Costs.”
|Approximate Tuition Cost (Single Term):
|Out of State Graduate Tuition ($1,078 x 11 hrs):
|In-State Graduate Tuition ($390.25 x 11 hrs)
|150% of In-State Graduate Tuition:
|Nonresident Tuition Awards Reduction Amount for a single Term:
About 100 graduate / professional on-campus programs are participating in the Indiana Partner tuition rate. For a full list, visit our Participating Programs webpage. Fully online programs are NOT eligible for the Indiana Partner tuition rate. Note that if a student moves from an Indiana Partner eligible graduate / professional program to a non eligible program his/her tuition could significantly increase.
Yes, Indiana Partner 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 Indiana Partner tuition program (or has an approved leave of absence) and remain eligible to enroll in the Indiana Partner 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 the Indiana Partner 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 Indiana Partner tuition rate 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 the Indiana Partner tuition rate but you did not receive it, you can file an appeal with the Office of the Registrar.
For more information please contact the IU Graduate School Indianapolis at 317-274-1577 or by email at email@example.com.