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Tuition and Financial Aid

The IUPUI Office of the Bursar maintains current tuition and detailed fee information, including a Tuition and Fee Estimator. They also accept several methods for payment designed to make paying for college as convenient as possible.

The Office of Student Financial Services provides current information for costs of attendance for full-time, resident and non-resident graduate students.

International students’ costs of attendance are slightly different and include manadatory health insurance. Please consult with the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Financial Aid

As a master’s or Ph.D. student, you have access to a wide range of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study that help reduce costs. We encourage you to investigate and pursue all options for which you may be eligible.

The School of Informatics and Computing offers assistantships and fellowships to qualified Ph.D. and master’s students. To be automatically considered for such support, you must submit the following by January 15 (Ph.D. students) or April 15 (master’s and certificate students):

  • A completed application with application fee;
  • Your GRE score from within the past five years.

Direct financial support from the School of Informatics and Computing is reserved for qualified, full-time students matriculating in the fall semester. Direct financial support is rarely available for students matriculating in the spring.

To learn more about financial aid opportunities from the university or external sources, such as the federal government, please consult the IUPUI Office of Financial Aid and the IUPUI Graduate Office.

For information about specific financial resources for international students, please contact the IUPUI Office of International Affairs.

Financial Aid for Non-resident Online Certificate Students

The HCI Graduate Certificate program offers financial aid to qualified applicants who are considered non-residents (for tuition purposes) of the state of Indiana. This financial aid would reduce the tuition portion of their bursar fees (the cost per credit hour) to the equivalent of the Indiana resident rate. This financial aid is only available to US citizens and US permanent residents.

A qualified applicant is a US citizen or permanent resident who has completed a bachelor’s degree, with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, based upon transcripts from all academic work who submits a complete application which includes a personal statement, resume, and three letters of recommendation through the online application. Please include a request for consideration of this financial aid in your personal statement.


The School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI offers a scholarship for current graduate students in all programs. Students may also visit the Office of Student Scholarships for additional scholarships opportunities.

The following items are some of the factors considered when applications are reviewed:

  • Academic performance, noted by GPA, class standing, and/or other achievements in specific courses and programs
  • Distinction already received, as evidenced by prior awards and honors
  • Community service
  • Work Experience
  • Potential for continued success in the student’s discipline and for future contributions to academic or public sectors
  • Applicant Statement
  • Letters of recommendation

The Scholarship committee will meet after the application deadline to review applications.  Scholarship winners will be notified via email or letter.

Note: The deadline for 2019-20 has passed. Scholarships will be available starting October 1, 2019, for the 2020-21 academic year.


John R. Gibbs Undergraduate Scholarship/Graduate Fellowship for Innovation

Amount: $1,000 per year
Majors: All SOIC majors
GPA: 3.5
Class standing: Any
Other requirements: Preference is given to those who have demonstrated or expressed a stated interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.

  1. Login and complete the general application.
  2. Click on Opportunities and select Ours, then search for SOIC in the Keywords field.


Media Arts and Science Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 per year

Majors: Media Arts and Science
GPA: 3.5
Class standing: Any
Other requirements: A record of academic excellence

  1. Login and complete the general application.
  2. Click on Opportunities and select Ours, then search for SOIC in the Keywords field.


Graduate Assistantships

The School of Informatics offers a select number of graduate assistantships each semester to full-time, qualified students pursuing a master’s degree. In accepting the school’s offer for financial support, graduate assistants become employees of Indiana University and commit to 5-10 hours of work per week under the direction of a designated faculty member.