Tuition & Costs

A college education is a substantial investment. A Butler education will pay dividends.

Tuition & Costs

First things first: We know college costs can be confusing. Overwhelming, even. Our goal is to make this process as understandable and digestible as possible. If something doesn’t make sense, please ask us—we want to help!

Your tuition dollars make Butler’s high-quality academic experience possible and preserve the value of a Butler degree.

Our close-knit community of faculty, staff, and students help Bulldogs do their very best work. When asked, a majority of Butler students say that faculty have taken a personal interest in them academically, and believe in their potential to succeed. And succeed they do. Ninety-seven percent of Bulldogs are employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation, due in large part to the experience they receive while at Butler.

Cost of Attendance

When we talk about college costs, we split them into two buckets: direct and indirect costs.

Butler sets direct costs—the tuition, room, board, and fees paid by students.

Indirect costs include things such as books, supplies, costs to get to and from campus, and other items (tickets to watch the Pacers, say, or an afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art).

The standard full-time undergraduate student budget used to determine financial aid eligibility is outlined below. For more information about undergraduate, graduate, and part-time tuition rates, please see the complete fee schedule available from the Office of Student Accounts.

Direct Costs 2022–2023

Direct costs are the charges set and billed by Butler University for tuition, housing, meals, and fees.

Tuition: $43,470
Estimated Housing and Meals: $15,260*
Fees: $990
Total Direct Costs: $59,720

*Estimated housing and meals is based on the average double room and the full meal plan for first-year students. Returning students’ average is estimated to be $16,250.

Indirect Costs 2022–2023

Indirect costs are the average living expenses students may incur while attending Butler. Butler will not bill for transportation and miscellaneous expenses, however, students may choose to have the bookstore charges billed by the University. To help you plan for these additional expenses, we provide you with these estimates.

Books and supplies: $1,100
Transportation: $1,100
Miscellaneous expenses: $2,260
Total Indirect Costs: $4,460

Total 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance

Total Direct Costs: $59,720
Total Indirect Costs: $4,460
Total Cost of Attendance: $64,180

 

Direct Costs 2021–2022

Direct costs are the charges set and billed by Butler University for tuition, housing, meals, and fees.

Tuition: $42,410
Estimated Housing and Meals: $14,850*
Fees: $990
Total Direct Costs:  $58,250

*Estimated housing and meals is based on the average double room and the full meal plan for first-year students. Returning students’ average is estimated to be $16,130.

Indirect costs 2021–2022

Indirect costs are the average living expenses students may incur while attending Butler. Butler will not bill for transportation and miscellaneous expenses, however, students may choose to have the bookstore charges billed by the University. To help you plan for these additional expenses, we provide you with these estimates.

Books and supplies: $1,100
Transportation: $1,100
Miscellaneous expenses: $2,260
Total Indirect Costs: $4,460

Total 2021–2022 Cost of Attendance

Total Direct Costs: $58,250
Total Indirect Costs: $4,460
Total Cost of Attendance: $62,710

Tuition & Fees

For more detailed information about undergraduate, graduate, and part-time tuition rates, you’ll want to take a look our complete fee schedule. Tuition charges are based on the number of credit hours and the college of enrollment.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to students who display academic excellence or promise in the performing arts or athletics. Need-based financial aid depends on your family’s ability to contribute to your tuition, as determined by the FAFSA.