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Higher education at the best value!

We’re thrilled to provide Ivy+, our new approach to tuition and books giving students the access they need at an affordable price, before classes start.

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Tuition Rates
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Benefits of Ivy+ Approach:

  • Frozen tuition means the cost of tuition has not increased, and will not increase for the 2021-22 academic year (Fall 21, Spring 22, Summer 22) OR 2022-2023 academic year. The price per credit hour remains at $149.55, the lowest in Indiana.

  • Ivy+ textbooks means all required textbooks are one price. No more questioning the cost of books! For even more value, students* in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters will have the cost of required textbooks covered, for free!

  • Ivy+ tuition means you get the same tuition rate if you enroll in 12 or more credits per semester. It is the same price if you take 12, 13, 14, or 15 or more credits. Graduate faster and reduce the overall cost of your education!

Full-Time Student (12 or more credits per semester)

With Ivy+ tuition, full-time, in-state students taking 12 credits and above will be charged a full-time, flat rate of $2,243.25. Thanks to Ivy+, textbooks will be at no charge for students in the 2021-22 academic year! No more expensive, unexpected, out-of-pocket costs because it’s designed to save you time and money, and eliminate hassle. On average, students were paying $56 per credit hour for textbooks alone! 

Out-of-State and International Students

With Ivy+ tuition, full-time out-of-state and international students taking 12 credits and above will be charged a full-time, flat rate of $4388.55 with no additional cost for textbooks.
For more information on our international student program click here.

To receive the maximum benefits from the Ivy+ tuition model, students will want to plan to take 30 credit hours over the course of an academic year. Our Summer-Flex Scholarship* is here to help, but some eligibility will be required. Summer-Flex is designed to provide additional flexibility and accommodate students who are full-time, but do not take 15 credits in Fall and Spring terms. Students can take any remaining credit hours over the summer to reach 30 credit hours for the year. 

For example: If a student takes 12 credits in the fall, 12 credits in the spring, they will be eligible to take up to 6 credits in the summer. 

*Summer-Flex is a last dollar scholarship meaning any financial aid, grants, and scholarships will be applied first and Summer-Flex will close any remaining gap in financial need. Students will also be required to complete a FAFSA, be in good academic standing (or meet SAP requirements), and maintain full-time status for both fall and spring semesters. 

Part-Time Student (Less than 12 credits per semester)

Part-time students taking less than 12 credits per semester will be charged the in-state tuition rate of $149.55 per credit hour. Thanks to Ivy+, textbooks will be at no charge for students in the 2021-22 academic year!

If you are an out-of-state student taking less than 12 credit hours, the per credit rate is $292.57.

Additional Fees

Some additional fees may apply when applying to certain programs and/or courses at Ivy Tech. 

Fee Amount
Consumable Varies depending on course or program. 
Click here for a full list.
Distance Education $20 per credit hour 
(applies to courses that are online or blended)
Honors College Varies depending on program.
Contact the Honors College team for more information.
(testing, transcripts, etc.)

Varies depending on item.
Click here for a full list.

Technology $75 per semester
Some programs also have specific program fees applied per semester.
Program Fee
Dental Hygiene $125 per semester
Nursing or Practical Nursing $125 per semester
Paralegal/Legal Studies $25 per semester
Radiation Therapy $200 per semester

Visit the Ivy Tech online bookstore for more information on book fees.

Tuition Rates (per credit hour) 

Semester Summer 2021 Fall 2021 - Summer 2023
  Per Credit Hour Part-Time Students (<12 credit hours): Per Credit Hour Full-Time Students (12+ credit hours): Full-Time Flat Rate
In-State $149.55 $149.55 $2,243.25
Out-of-State $292.57 $292.57 $4,388.55
Out-of-State DE
(online courses only)**
$175.38 N/A N/A
International Students


$292.57 $4,388.55

*This rate is charged for the following instructional methods: Traditional (face-to-face), Virtual, Blended, and Learn Anywhere.
**Effective Fall 2021, Out-of-State DE rate is no longer offered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ivy+ Overview

What is Ivy+?

How does it benefit me?

What’s included in Ivy+?

Is Ivy+ available to all students?

What is the Summer-Flex Scholarship?


What will be the total cost for students?

Will Ivy+ affect my financial aid?

Ivy+ Textbooks and Barnes & Noble Process

How does Ivy+ textbooks work with the bookstore?

Will I still have a choice of materials?

How will I access my digital textbooks?

I’ve never used digital textbooks. How do they work?

If I want to get print versions of textbooks, can I choose how to get them?

If I receive physical textbooks, can I buy them at the end of the semester?

How do I return physical textbooks?

When are my textbook rentals due back to the bookstore?

What happens if I do not return the books by the due date?

If my class next semester is going to use the same book, do I still need to return it?

What if I change my schedule/class?

Can I use Financial Aid to pay for other materials I need from the bookstore?

What if my professor uses Open Education Resources (OER) instead of a textbook? Will that affect my Ivy+ textbook fee?

How do I contact the bookstore about my Ivy+ textbook order?

Payment Questions

When are payments due for the current term?

What are acceptable forms of payment?

Does Ivy Tech offer any payment assistance?

*excludes dual credit, non-credit and apprenticeship/building trades