Financial Aid & Costs

Estimated expenses at Jacobs

Costs for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses will vary depending on a few factors, such as:

  • Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Whether you are an Indiana resident or out of state non-resident
  • The number of credit hours you take if you are a graduate student

The information below reflects the estimated cost for a full academic year at Jacobs. To determine expenses for one semester, divide these numbers in half. Please note that your individual costs may vary for room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses.

Distribution of CostsIndiana residentsNonresidents
Tuition$9,814$36,194
Program fee$2,144$2,144
Mandatory fees$1,406$1,406
Room and board*$11,206$11,206
Total direct costs$24,570$50,950
Books and supplies*$930$930
Transportation*$660$660
Personal expenses*$2,170$2,170
Total indirect costs$3,760$3,760
Total cost of attendance$28,510$54,710

*Actual costs vary by student and are based on rates for 2020-21 academic year.

Distribution of CostsIndiana residentsNonresidents
Tuition cost per credit hour*$677.84$2,111.17
Program fee per semester$1,082.53$1,082.53
Activity fee per semester$109.72$109.72
Student Health fee per semester$122.54$122.54
Technology fee per semester$202.02$202.02
Transportation fee per semester$68.57$68.57
Temporary Repair and Rehab fee per semester$200.34$200.34
Total Estimated Yearly Cost for Tuition & Fees
*Enrollment in 8 credits, including ensemble, per semester$14,416.18$37,350.16
*Enrollment in 10 credits, including ensemble, per semester$17,128.24$45,794.84
*Enrollment in 11 credits, including ensemble, per semester$18,483.92$50,017.18

*Actual costs vary by student and are based on rates from 2020-21 academic year.

Graduate Enrollment and Tuition Guide

To help determine estimated yearly cost based on tuition cost per credit hour, please follow the enrollment guidelines below.

Master’s students must register for a minimum of 8 credit hours and maximum of 19 credit hours per semester, including 2 credit hours of major ensemble that are free of charge. The average enrollment is approx. 11-12 credit hours per semester.

Diploma students must register for a minimum of 10 credit hours per semester, including 2 credit hours of major ensemble that are free of charge.

Doctoral students must register for a minimum of 8 credit hours and maximum of 19 credit hours per semester. The average enrollment is approximately 11-12 credit hours per semester. Most doctoral programs do not require enrollment in major ensemble. However, if required, you must register for 2 credit hours of major ensemble that are free of charge and included in your minimum/maximum semester load.

Distribution of CostsIndiana residentsNonresidents
Tuition cost per credit hour*$446.71$1545.59
Program fee per semester$1,051$1,082.53
Activity fee per semester$109.72$109.72
Student Health fee per semester$122.54$122.54
Technology fee per semester$202.02$202.02
Transportation fee per semester$68.57$68.57
Temporary Repair and Rehab fee per semester$200.34$200.34
Total Estimated Yearly Cost for Tuition & Fees
*Enrollment in 8 credits, including ensemble, per semester$10,718.80$28,300.88
*Enrollment in 10 credits, including ensemble, per semester$12,505.64$34,483.24
*Enrollment in 11 credits, including ensemble, per semester$13,399.06$37,574.42

*Actual costs vary by student and are based on 2020-21 academic year.

Graduate Enrollment and Tuition Guide

To help determine estimated yearly cost based on tuition cost per credit hour, please follow the enrollment guidelines below.

Master’s students must register for a minimum of 8 credit hours and maximum of 19 credit hours per semester, including 2 credit hours of major ensemble that are free of charge. The average enrollment is approx. 11-12 credit hours per semester.

Doctoral students must register for a minimum of 8 credit hours and maximum of 19 credit hours per semester. The average enrollment is approximately 11-12 credit hours per semester. Most doctoral programs do not require enrollment in major ensemble. However, if required, you must register for 2 credit hours of major ensemblefree of charge and included in your minimum/maximum semester load.