July 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Tuition for students entering the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in the fall of 2015 will not increase during their entire three years in Bloomington, the school has announced.
"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," said Austen L. Parrish, dean and the James H. Rudy Professor of Law.
Tuition for Indiana residents of this year's entering class will be $30,500 per year, while for nonresidents it will be $50,500. Most students pay significantly less after scholarships and financial aid packages are considered.
In addition, under the school’s Back Home Again program, nonresident students are eligible for a guaranteed minimum annual scholarship of $20,000 if they have lived in Indiana for at least 10 years, even though they may not currently qualify as residents. Another program, the Robel Law Scholars, named after former Dean Lauren Robel and created through alumni generosity, is designed to keep the best Indiana students in Indiana 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."
Tuition will also be locked for current second- and third-year students at $30,500 ($50,500 for nonresidents) for the duration of their remaining time at the Maurer School of Law.
"A high-quality, world-class legal education is a big investment, but one that can generate excellent long-term returns," Parrish said. "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."
Last month the Indiana University Board of Trustees 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.