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Butler University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$46,898 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,490 tuition
$11,530 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$878 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$46,898 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,490 tuition
$11,530 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$878 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,866 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($4,841 avg)
11% get state aid ($4,792 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($14,866 avg)
62% get loans ($9,038 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.25% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.05% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,179 93%
Federal Grant Aid $4,841 17%
Pell Grants $3,839 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,659 10%
Institution Grant Aid $14,866 91%
State Grant Aid $4,792 11%
Student Loans $9,038 62%
Federal Loans $6,025 62%
Other Loans $15,731 12%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y
$4,000 Y
$1,000 - $3,000 R
$8,000 - $16,000 Y
$2,000 - $12,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Butler University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-8100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,410
Out of State $1,410


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Butler is looked at very highly by employers in the Midwest, starting to get recognition across the country with the success in basketball.

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  • 5
  • Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The opportunities for undergraduate research are amazing. Butler hosts its own conference every year and invites other colleges from across the US to come present. Many of the faculty encourage student's to go support one another as they present their studies. They also work alongside you if you are interested in studying abroad. They are so flexible about it--just make sure to bring it up with them before its too late! I really believe that Butler does a great job at preparing its students for the workforce/grad school, which is of high importance to everyone. It wasn't my first choice when I was looking for colleges, but looking back, I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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  • Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    True, the tuition is quite a bit higher than state schools; however, it is much more inclusive than larger schools. For instance, students get into all sports games, including basketball, for free as well as discounts on concerts and speakers, such as Maya Angelou, that come to Clowes Memorial Hall. There are amazing opportunities for the students here - I personally have seen Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg, and B.o.B all in my first semester here with Laura Bush coming up soon and all of them for free.

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  • Sarah from Crest Hill, IL
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Butler is expensive. As a pharmacy major I pay close to $40,000 a year. But this includes a membership to our fabulous workout center and your living expenses if you are living on campus. There are some cheaper options but I would say Butler is worth it.

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  • Macy from North Vernon, IN
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Butler is pricy, but you definitely get your money worth. There are career mentors and internship coordinators assigned specifically to each business student, as well as an advisor for EVERY student! The professors are more than helpful, and the placement rates are high for graduating students!

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