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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 1 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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