Cost & Aid

The cost of your education is a critical component of your decision making, and we want you to have the information and support you need to determine the best path to reaching your educational goals.


Your tuition depends on factors such as where you live and the degree you're pursuing.

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Financial Aid Application

To apply for financial aid, you must file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. You should aim to file as soon as possible after the early December start date. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

UofL’s school code is 001999.

If you need assistance during the Financial Aid process you can send us an email or give us a call at (502) 852-5511.

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Types of Aid

  • Scholarships are education funds that do not have to be paid back. Eligibility varies, and can be based on place of residence, academic achievement, ethnicity, program participation and more.
  • Loans are education funds that you borrow and repay with interest to the lender (e.g., the U.S. Department of Education).
  • Grants are education funds that do not have to be paid back. Eligibility is typically based on need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Work Study is a federal student aid program that provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay education expenses.
  • Funding for graduate students includes university scholarships and awards, fellowships, assistantships and other external funding options.
  • Campus jobs are available to all current students and usually offer flexible hours to work around your class schedule.
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Residency Determination

For admissions and tuition purposes, your residency status is determined based on information available in your admission records. Some residents of designated Indiana counties are eligible for in-state tuition rates as part of our reciprocity agreement.

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Additional Costs

The total cost of college often includes more than just tuition. You’ll also want to consider additional costs for room and board, dining plans, parking permits and more.

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Resource Offices

  • The Office of Financial Aid will assist you in determining whether you qualify for aid and completing the application process.
  • The Bursar's Office provides your account and billing information, receives payments for tuition, fees and miscellaneous campus charges, provides collection of delinquent accounts and delivers refunds and financial aid residuals after disbursement.