Banded tuition is defined as charging a single-tuition amount for credits within a defined range. Banded tuition is designed to help undergraduate students graduate in four years and minimize education-related debt.
Effective Fall 2016, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus degree programs and all non-degree undergraduate students at IUPUI will pay the same amount for their basic tuition when taking between 12 credits and 18 credits, rather than pay a per-credit rate. Students taking fewer than 12 credits in a semester will continue to pay the per-credit rate, and students enrolled in 19 or more credit hours will pay the banded tuition rate up to 18 credit hours plus the per-credit tuition rate for each credit over 18. The banded tuition rate will be different for in-state and out-of-state residents.
Banded tuition is sometimes known as “flat rate” tuition and is already in place at a number of institutions statewide, including IU-Bloomington, Purdue-West Lafayette, Ball State, and Indiana State University.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has found that seven in 10 students at Indiana public institutions that charge banded tuition take 15 credit hours in a semester compared to two in 10 at institutions that charge by the credit hour. Evidence nationwide suggests that banded tuition is a promising strategy for increasing student success and on-time completion.
Students who are enrolled in on-campus degree programs can include online courses in the 12-18 credit tuition band. Students who are enrolled in online degree programs pay for courses by the credit hour and are not eligible to pay the banded tuition rate. Please review the policy for more information.
|Undergraduate Program Fees||per credit hour
up to 12 hours
12 hours or more
|Herron Art & Design||$27.66||$331.92|
|Engineering & Tech||$45.49||$682.35|