Cost and Calculations
Our office uses estimated information to create a standard cost of attendance, or budget, for all students. This information varies depending on undergraduate or graduate status as well as residency, enrollment status (half-time, full-time etc), and living arrangements.
Below are the most common budgets used. These figures are for the entire academic year, fall and spring, so one-semester costs can be calculated by dividing the figures in half.
Undergraduate Students, full-time, off-campus (2020–2021 Academic Year)
|Tuition and Fees (est)||$7,714||$20,574|
|Room and Board *||$8,040||$8,040|
|Books and Supplies||$930||$930|
* Students who indicate they are living with a parent will have a smaller room and board allowance.
** Students who indicate they are living on campus will have a smaller transportation
Graduate Students, 6 hours, off-campus (2020–2021 Academic Year)
|Tuition and Fees (est) *||$4,126||$9,198|
|Room and Board **||$8,040||$8,040|
|Books and Supplies||$372||$372|
* This estimate is for general graduate programs, students in specialized fields may have higher tuition.
** Students who indicate they are living with a parent or off campus will have a smaller room and board allowance.
*** Students who indicate they are living on campus will have a smaller transportation
Regardless of the type of aid package a student receives their total awards may not exceed their cost of attendance, or budget.
The financial information in your application is analyzed to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Factors determining the EFC include annual income, assets, family size, and other family members attending college. Your financial need is the difference between the EFC and the cost of attending IU South Bend, listed above.
Net Price Calculator
The Indiana University South Bend Net Price Calculator will provide you with an estimate of the net cost of attending IU South Bend after grants and scholarships. It is recommended that you have your most recent tax return, W-2s, bank statements, and investment statements available as this information improves the accuracy of the calculator.
The College Board has several online financial aid tools to help you estimate your need and calculate your payments. In addition, you can Estimate your College Costs by using the College Costs Estimator.