Your cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of how much one year at IUPUI will cost the average student. Your actual costs will vary based on how many credit hours you take per semester, your degree program, where you live, your travel habits, and other personal choices. You and your family can use the estimated COA to help plan for the costs associated with being an IUPUI student.
Your COA includes estimates for:
- Tuition and fees are based on full-time enrollment for fall and spring semesters. However, your actual tuition and fees will be based on the number of credits you enroll in for each semester.
- Room & board costs are estimated based on the housing option you reported on your FAFSA. Please note: students living on campus will be billed for a housing contract and meal plan.
- Books and supplies are estimated based on an average cost for textbooks and related supplies for a full-time student.
- Transportation is estimated based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Transportation expenses may include a parking pass, gas expenses, general car maintenance, and car insurance.
- Personal costs may include the cost of clothing, recreation, medical and dental bills, and health insurance.
Cost of college after financial aid
Because of financial aid, you may not have to pay out of pocket for all of the costs of being a college student. Your FAN will help you crunch the numbers to determine what costs you might still have after your financial aid is applied. On your FAN, you’ll see an estimate of what costs might be left after any grant and/or scholarship aid you have been offered is applied and an estimate of what costs might be left when all of your financial aid is applied. Remember — your COA is only an estimate so your actual remaining costs might be less.
Students will be billed for tuition, fees, and on campus housing expenses. The other expenses can be paid using your excess financial aid (commonly referred to as a refund) or out of pocket. A really simple calculation can help you determine if you have enough aid to cover all of your expenses.
Completing federal verification
The Department of Education randomly selects some FAFSAs for an additional review process called federal verification. If you're selected, we're required to collect documentation from you to confirm the information on your FAFSA. Check your To Do List on One.IU to see what documents are required and to find important details on how to complete them. Also monitor your IU email regularly. We'll reach out to you by email if we need any additional information.