Indiana University Maurer School of Law has announced tuition for the incoming class won’t increase during students’ three years of study in Bloomington.
Tuition for Indiana residents entering as 1Ls will be $30,500 per year, while for nonresidents it will be $50,500. Most students pay significantly less because of scholarships and financial aid packages.
The IU Board of Trustees last month also approved a two-year tuition freeze at IU Bloomington for incoming undergraduate students from Indiana, while nonresidents and students in other graduate and professional programs may see small increases.
“Fixed-rate tuition, along with the generous guaranteed, nonconditional scholarships our school has long offered, will enable our students to plan actively for their future,” Austen L. Parrish, dean and the James H. Rudy Professor of Law, said in a news release.
Under the school’s Back Home Again program, nonresident students are eligible for a guaranteed minimum annual scholarship of $20,000 if they lived in Indiana for at least 10 years, even though they may not currently qualify as residents. The Robel Law Scholars program, named after the law school’s former dean, Lauren Robel, and created through donations from alumni, is designed to keep the best Indiana students in the state by providing scholarships exceeding full tuition.
“Students base their choice of law school on the highest quality education at the best possible value,” said Greg Canada, assistant dean of admissions. “Locking in their tuition will allow our incoming students to focus more on learning and developing intellectually, as well as interacting with their classmates, engaging with faculty and exploring the beautiful Bloomington campus rather than worrying about what next fall’s bursar bill will be.”
“A high-quality, world-class legal education is a big investment, but one that can generate excellent long-term returns,” Parrish added. “Our goal is to ensure that going to a top school is within reach for talented students. When you combine fixed-rate tuition with substantial scholarships and fellowships and the overall quality of our program – especially in areas like tax and business law, cybersecurity and intellectual property – an Indiana Law education is one of the best in the country.”