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Butler Tuition & Cost

Indianapolis, Indiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Butler University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$990
Room and Board $14,380
Other Expenses Budget$3,050

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Butler University on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $61,830 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $42,410 for tuition, $14,380 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $990 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Butler University is $42,410, the same as Indiana residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Butler University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Butler University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$30,117
$30,001 to $48,000$31,796
$48,001 to $75,000$36,315
$75,001 to $110,000$39,754

The average reported annual net price for Butler University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $42,627 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

96% of full-time undergrad Butler University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $19,344 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 46% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,283 and 11% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $25,467.

Finanical Aid Butler University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $19,344 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $18,161 93%
Pell Grants $4,692 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,799 18%
State and Local Grants $7,095 11%
Federal Student Loans $5,283 46%
Other Student Loans $25,467 11%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Butler University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $116,128. The loan balance of $116,128 is a four year multiple of the $29,032 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,108 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $116,128
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,107.99
Total Interest Paid $16,830.71
Sum of All Loan Payments $132,958.71

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $61,830
2 $64,012
3 $66,270
4 $68,609

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Butler University to be $247,320 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Butler University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,760 $5,280 $7,040

Estimated cost for a class at Butler University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Butler University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Butler University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150163 IPEDS survey data for Butler University.