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Costs and Financial Aid

Graduate education is an investment in yourself, your career, and your future.  The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is both a top-ranked school and an incredibly affordable option. our location in southern Indiana offers a relatively low cost of living.

Many students use a combination of merit awards, assistantships, fellowships, grants, and/or student loans to finance their education.

The following resources are intended to provide you with information about various funding options and sources to help support your academic and professional endeavors:

  • Tuition & Fees – view details about SPEA’s cost of attendance.
  • Need-based Aid – Indiana University’s Office of Student Financial Assistance administers all need-based student financial aid.
  • Merit-based Aid – SPEA’s merit-based aid includes all fellowships and graduate, teaching, and research assistantships, along with our Service Corps distinction.  Submit your complete application for admission by our February 21 priority deadline to be considered for all merit-based opportunities.
  • Volunteer Benefits – SPEA officially recognizes Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America service.  Read more about the benefits associated with volunteer service.
  • Other Funding Sources – view additional opportunities to finance your graduate education.
  • Funding FAQ – view answers to frequently asked questions.

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