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Butler University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,890 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,900 tuition
$13,030 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$53,890 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,900 tuition
$13,030 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$960 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,619 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,047 avg)
12% get state aid ($5,694 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($17,619 avg)
54% get loans ($8,908 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.52% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.52% 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 95%
Federal Grant Aid $5,047 15%
Pell Grants $4,280 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,170 10%
Institution Grant Aid $17,619 94%
State Grant Aid $5,694 12%
Student Loans $8,908 54%
Federal Loans $5,777 54%
Other Loans $18,838 9%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 - $20,000 Y N Y N
award details Y Y Y
award details Y N N N
award details Y N Y Y
award details Y N N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: December 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: January 1
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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emily from Indianapolis, IN
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Butler is expensive, but you get so much for your money. I think the community that Butler has is priceless. Butler's academics are really strong, and you really get a personalized college experience.

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  • 4
  • Rainie from Connersville, IN
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    The education here is phenomenal. It is very expensive, yes, but the professors will tell you like it is, and you will definitely leave Butler as a well-rounded and more informed person.

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  • 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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  • 5
  • 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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