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Cost of Attendance

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 2018–2019

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

Tuition: $40,160
Housing and Meals: $13,830*
Fees: $960
Total Direct Costs: $54,950

*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 $14,690. 

Indirect Costs 2018–2019

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: $1,000
Transportation: $900
Miscellaneous expenses: $1,950
Total Indirect Costs: $3,850


Total Cost of Education: $58,800