Reduced tuition for out-of-state students

Reduced tuition for nonresidents

Providing world-class education at an affordable price is central to IUPUI's mission. That's why we offer multiple programs for students living outside of Indiana that can help you save more than $64,000 in tuition during your academic career at IUPUI, reducing your tuition closer to our current in-student rate.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

IUPUI participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), a multistate tuition reciprocity program established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Residents of select Midwest states who have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher will automatically receive our Midwest Student Exchange Program Award, which represents a 55% reduction in nonresident tuition at IUPUI. 

Participating states:

Illinois | Kansas | Minnesota | Missouri | Nebraska | North Dakota | Ohio | Wisconsin

Michigan Student Excellence Award

Undergraduate Michigan residents admitted to IUPUI with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive the Michigan Student Excellence Award. Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, the MSEA will be automatically awarded at the time of admission, and provide students with an award accounting for a 55% reduction in nonresident tuition. 

Who is eligible for a nonresident tuition award?

To be eligible for a nonresident award, you must reside in one of the participating states and be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate degree-seeking student. This includes full- and part-time traditional undergraduate students, transfer students, second-degree students, and returning adult students.

You are not eligible for a nonresident tuition award if:

  • You are enrolled in an online degree program
  • You are enrolled in a dual degree program through a different university
  • You have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • You are a nonresident who is eligible to receive in-state tuition

Other important information about eligibility

Nonresident tuition awards do not cover tuition costs at other IU campuses—you must be enrolled in classes on the IUPUI campus for it to be applied. For example, if you take a course at another IU campus during the summer, a nonresident tuition award does not cover the tuition cost for that course.

The award does cover:

  • Online courses taken as part of your on-campus degree program
  • Summer courses taken on the IUPUI campus
Graduate student eligibility

Some IUPUI graduate and professional programs participate in nonresident tuition awards. The IUPUI Graduate Office can help you find participating graduate programs.

Learn about graduate student eligibility
International student eligibility

If you reside in a participating state and have one of these immigration statuses, you may qualify for the MSEP award: 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.

How do I apply for the MSEP award?

There is no application process for nonresident tuition awards. If you live in one of the participating states, you automatically qualify for the award upon admission to IUPUI.

Find out how to apply for admission to IUPUI


If you have questions about nonresident tuition awards, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 317.274.2252 or

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