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Tuition Fees and Financial Aid

Earning a college degree is not easy, but paying for it can be even harder. If your financial situation is keeping you from continuing your education or advancing your career, then we will work with you to make earning your college degree not only possible, but more affordable. We offer financial aid, loans, and scholarships to eligible ISU online learners to help off-set the cost of tuition, textbooks, and fees. In addition, Indiana State University is an approved veterans benefits institution.

Tuition and Fees

For current rates for online learners, visit tuition and fees.

Apply for Financial Aid

Did you know that approximately 74% of all Indiana State University students receive some form of financial assistance in the form of federal financial aid, loans, and scholarships? ISU works with all students to ensure that earning a degree is financially possible.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree or a first-time teacher certification program at Indiana State University; certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid;
  • Must be a verified United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

If you meet these requirements, you can begin the process of applying for financial assistance by following these steps:


Students should apply for aid prior to (or simultaneous with) applying for admission to ISU. For instructions and an online application, go to Please note the federal school code for Indiana State University is 001807.

Note: Students may attend ISU and another institution simultaneously—and receive aid to cover both schools. A Consortium Agreement is required. For details, see taking classes elsewhere.


Once admitted to ISU, students can check their financial aid status by logging on to the MyISU Portal. Students cannot receive aid until they have registered for courses.


To continue to receive aid, students must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements and apply for financial aid each year.

Note: For further information on applying for financial aid, transfer students should visit Transfer 101 and graduate students should visit Grad Student 101.

Available Scholarships

The University offers a limited number of scholarships for entering transfer students who will be studying 12 or more credit hours a semester. Deadlines vary. However, to be eligible for most scholarships, students must be admitted to ISU no later than April 1 for the fall semester and meet other eligibility requirements. For details, see scholarships.

Contact Us

For clarification or assistance regarding tuition fees, financial aid, and scholarships, please contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

The University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees at any time in the future. The right to correct errors is also reserved.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.