Cost and Value

If cost is an issue for you when choosing a college, consider the Cook Honors College and IUP. Our affordable in-state and out-of-state tuition rates are among the most competitive in the nation. Even without a scholarship, you are paying a fraction of the price for a top-notch education on par with nationally recognized, big name schools.

Total Cost For the Academic Year—Two Semesters

(Includes tuition, room in Whitmyre [double occupancy], average meal plan, and fees)

  • In-State Residents: $17,054
  • Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia residents and any out-of-state student with a B average at the time of high school graduation: $22,892


Most Honors College students receive some scholarship award. Generally, out-of-state students can expect at the minimum an award which brings their cost to the in-state rate.

The Breakdown—Per Academic Year (without scholarships)



Out-of-State (GPA above 3.0)*

Tuition and Fees†



Room and Board‡






* You must have earned a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 grade-point average scale or an 85 percent on a percentage scale.

†Tuition and Fees based on the 2013–2014 academic year

‡Based on double occupancy room in Whitmyre Hall, with a dining plan of 14 meals per week, plus $200 flex