Some differences between studying abroad on an IU program and a Non-IU program are:

IU ProgramsNon-IU Programs
  • Direct IU credit
  • Grades count in GPA
  • Count toward senior residency
  • Most financial aid applicable
  • Transfer Credit
  • Grades not calculated in GPA
  • Do not count toward senior residency
  • Financial aid applicability varies

In-state residents will typically find IU programs more affordable than Non-IU programs. For out-of-state students it is rare to be able to study abroad on a program in your state at in-state tuition rates since you are not a degree-seeking candidate from the in-state institution.