2023-2024 Catalog


Tuition and Fees

It has always been the intent of Indiana Wesleyan University to keep the benefits of education within the financial possibilities of all who wish to attend. This is done by charging the student less than the actual cost and by using numerous financial assistance programs.


Tuition charges include all academic services, except those that require special fees, as listed on the Student Account Services Account Information Brochure.

Charges are based on the total number of credit hours per semester. The same rate applies to day and night classes. Special rates may apply to May term and Summer Sessions.

Students taking six or more credit hours may qualify for financial aid and should contact the Financial Aid Office.

The total cost of tuition depends on the total number of credit hours (either day or night classes) taken per semester, as follows (for the 2023/2024 school year):

Number of Credit Hours

Cost Per Semester























12 - 17


Credit hours above 17 per semester will be charged at $1,115 per credit hour.



Art & Design Studio Courses Varies by course
Athletic Training ATR-196 Fee $25 per course

Athletic Training Program Fee $355 total for traditional 4 year student
  ATR-501 & ATR-503 (1st Year & 2nd Year Course Fee)
 $1,000 per course

Behavioral Sciences

PSY-150 Fee $32 per course
  PSY-290 Fee $25 per course

PSY-291 Fee (Trip Fee) $60 per course


ADC-291 Fee (Trip Fee) $125 per course


PSY-210 (Psychology Art Supplies

$25 per course


SWK-661 (MSW Technology Fee)

$195 per course
  SWK-291 (Urban Encounter Trip Fee)
 $75 per course

ADC-463 (Licensing Exam Fee) $150 per course
Education Student Teaching Fee $25 per credit hour


Practicum Fee

$25 per credit hour


Cross-cultural Student Teaching Fee




Teacher Education Technology Fee - Courses Vary $75 per course


Intercultural Engagement Fee $15 per course
  New Student Orientation Fee $180 per student


Independent Learning Fee $100 per credit hour
  Transcript Fee Varies per request
  Annual TB Test $10


Physical Examination $30
  Criminal Background Check $30
  Audit (Record is made) $25 per credit hour


Wildcat Academy (High School Program) $50 per credit hour (Onsite)
  Wildcat Academy (High School Program)  $150 per credit hour (Online)


Graduate Student Graduation Fee $85


Portfolio Fee



Life Experience

$35 per credit hour


Other Assessment

$40 per credit hour


Credit by Examination $25 per credit hour
 Music MUS-342 Fee (Junior Recital) $300 per course
  MUS-442 Fee (Senior Recital) $300 per course
  Private Lessons - 1/2 hour $175 per semester
  Private Lessons- 1 hour $300 per semester
  Music Uniform Fee $30 per semester
  MUS-166 Marching Band $50 per course
 Nursing Nursing/Clinical Fee $40 per credit hour
  Nursing/Lab Fee $75 per course
  Nursing ATI Testing Fee  $1,540
  Testing fees will be assessed to student accounts on a semester basis.  Please contact the Nursing office to determine if you will have a testing fee for the current semester.  
 Science Natural Lab Science Fee Varies by course
  BIO-414 Fee (Cadaver Lab Fee) $200 per course
  Medical Laboratory Technology $30 per semester
  EXS-347L (Exercise Science Program Fee) $300 per course
  PHE-135 Fee $98 per course
  PHE-230 CPR and First Aid Certification Fee $50 per course

*For additional information, please visit the Student Accounts office or call 765-677-2411

Room Cost

Room charges for the 2023/2024 school year are $2,673 per semester. This cost covers the periods of time while school is in session, per the approved university calendar.

Summer Housing Charges - There is a charge for all students living in campus housing. One may contact the Student Account Services, CAS, for the charge for summer. Arrangements for summer housing must be made in the Student Development Office.

Meal Plan Cost

Full meal charges for the 2023/2024 school year are $2,604 per semester.

The above charges cover the time when school is in session, per the approved university calendar. No refunds will be given for meals missed unless approved by Student Development. All arrangements for meal plans must be made in the Student Development Office.

Estimated Costs


2023-2024 Per Semester

2023-2024 Per Academic Year

Tuition (full-time student)



Room (would not apply to commuter students)



Board - Full Meal Plan (would not apply to commuter students)






($15,584 per semester for a full-time commuting student)

Special fees, books, supplies, travel, and personal expenses are additional.

Payment Terms

Students enrolled in Fall Semester 2023 must have an approved payment plan in place, or pay their bill in full by July 31, 2023. Likewise, students enrolled in Spring Semester 2024 must have an approved payment plan in place, or pay their bill in full by December 15, 2023. Exceptions to these deadlines are possible only if financial aid is still pending, as long as all requested information has been submitted. If all requested documents have not been submitted to the Financial Aid Office by July 31st or December 15th, the remaining balance is due immediately.

Payment Options

You may choose one, all, or any combination of the following:

PLAN ONE: Pay net amount due by July 31st for the fall semester or by December 15th for the spring semester. Net amount due represents total charges, less any scholarships, grants, or campus- administered loans confirmed by the Financial Aid Office. IWU accepts VISA, DISCOVER, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS. Online payments may be paid through the secure student portal by selecting ‘Pay on My Account’ located in the student account information. Please note: Effective July 1, 2014 a 2.5% convenience fee will be assessed with all credit card payments.

PLAN TWO: Pay net amount using any Federal Direct Loan or Parent PLUS loan. All paperwork must be received in the Financial Aid Office by July 1 for the fall or December 15 for the spring. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

PLAN THREE: Enroll in a tuition payment plan that spreads net amount due over each semester. IWU partners with Official Payments to offer the multiple tuition payment plans noted in the chart below. Spring tuition payment plans can be arranged at the same time as fall tuition payment plans or immediately prior to spring semester.

Payment Plan

Payment Plan
Enrollment Dates

1st Payment
Due Date




6 month plan

5/01/2023 to 6/30/2023


5 month plan

5/01/2023 to 7/31/2023


4 month plan

5/01/2023 to 10/01/2023





6 month plan

5/01/2023 to 1/15/2024


5 month plan

5/01/2023 to 1/15/2024


4 month plan

5/01/2023 to 1/15/2024



Refund of Tuition

Registration is an agreement between the student and the university. If a student withdraws, a refund may be given, depending upon the period of time that has elapsed from the beginning of the semester. Refunds apply to those completely withdrawing from school, not to those who drop a course.

Notice about Withdrawal

Students must contact the Registration and Academic Services Office to withdraw from classes if they are unable to secure funding for their college expenses. The Registration and Academic Services Office must be notified before the first two weeks of the semester in order to receive 100% refund. If a student does not formally withdraw through the Registration and Academic Services Office, grades of “F” will be given for the semester. The following table reflects the percentage/amount of refund allowable to those who completely withdraw from school.

Tuition and Fee

Tuition Refund

Room Refund

During the first week



During the second week



During the third week



During the fourth week



During the fifth week



No refunds after the fifth week.

*Special fees, such as private lesson fees, are refundable according to the same percentages as tuition.

Refund of Meal Plan

Board charges are pro-rated each day based on date of total withdrawal. No board refunds will be given after December 1 for the fall semester or April 1 for the spring semester.

Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are taken into consideration when refunds are calculated and are pro-rated according to program restrictions.

Appeal Process

A written appeal may be submitted to Student Account Services. The charges being appealed will be reviewed and voted on by the Appeals Committee.  Students will receive a written response once the committee has come to a decision.

Financial Policies

Students are advised of financial obligations for their degree seeking (core) program during the registration process. Students are expected to meet these obligations according to the schedule. Any questions regarding payments or problems associated with making those payments should be directed to Student Account Services.

Students who have applied for financial aid are responsible for all tuition and fees in the event it is determined they are ineligible for financial aid, decline the financial aid, or withdraw from the program prior to completing the academic award period. Students receiving military or corporate assistance who have received prior approval from the university for direct billing are required to pay their share of tuition and fees and submit appropriate assistance documents by the assigned due date. The deferral program in no way relieves the student of the financial obligation to the university and the student retains full responsibility for ensuring that all tuition and fees are paid in full and in a timely manner.
Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to suspend students from class attendance for failure to meet financial obligations.
Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to change the tuition and fee schedule at any time. There will be a fee charged for any check returned due to non-sufficient funds. If collection of tuition, book charges, and/or fees becomes necessary, all percentage-based costs of collection, court costs, and attorney fees are the responsibility of the student.


Financial Regulations for Individuals Covered by Chapter 31 or Chapter 33

For purposes of this policy, a covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 benefits. 
Any covered individual may enroll in or attend a course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (A “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VA Form 28-1905 for chapter 31 authorization purposes can substitute a Certificate of Eligibility) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment from VA is made to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)
  • 90 days after the date IWU certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility

Indiana Wesleyan University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

IWU requires the following actions on the part of any covered individual:

  • Submit the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of the course of education.
  • Provide any additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by IWU.
  • All standard financial policies apply for any amount not covered by the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – i.e. charges not covered, or percentage of fees in excess of the COE.


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