Butler University
Indianapolis, IN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$36,413
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,854
$30k - $48k
$27,622
$48k - $75k
$33,303
$75k - $110k
$36,573
$110k+
$39,622
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$41,370
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$41,370
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,300
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,348
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,936
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,271
Students receiving state aid
10%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,803
Students receiving federal aid
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,936
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,802
$30k - $48k
$22,732
$48k - $75k
$22,103
$75k - $110k
$18,282
$110k+
$14,978
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,368,818
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,756,945

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,509
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,761
Average Other Loans Per Year
$21,742
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.76 Average Rating
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.
Miranda from Maple Grove, MN
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!
Macy from North Vernon, IN
Tuition is high; it's a private school; however, it is definitely worth every penny. The experiences you have here cannot be measured through any monetary value.
Alyssa from Lafayette, IN
If you consider the amount of money you pay and what to take from Butler, (Competitive academics and national recognition), then you are getting quite a bang for the buck. Butler provides large amounts of financial aid.
Anonymous
Butler gives students a signifigant amount of financial aid and accepts outside scholarships. They are very helpful by providing payment plans for their students. Butler's students are very well educated and receive the highest caliber of academics available at an undergraduate level.
Karina from Carmel, IN
Although Butler is expensive, the school does a great job of offering financial aid. The average aid offered by the school is over $10,000, and the school also does a good job of working with families to offer an acceptable cost. Based on the education that students receive, the value of a Butler University degree outweighs the annual cost of the school.
Brian from LaPorte, IN
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!
Lauryn from Elkhart, IN
Since Butler is a private school, it is understood that it will be more expensive. But whether it is getting into sporting events for free, networking fairs to find a job or internship around Indianapolis, or just meeting up with friends at the Starbucks on campus, Butler has so many opportunities for students that make the cost worth it.
Anonymous
Yes Butler is very expensive, but the many things that you can do and places that you can go for free is worth it. Depending on the teacher you get and the course that you take, you are getting a more than average education. I would rate Butler as a top of the line school!
Jacob from Indianapolis, IN
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.
Emily from Indianapolis, IN