You deserve a quality education at a competitive cost. Ball State Online offers just that. Not only does our national reputation speak for the experience you can expect, so does our tuition when you compare it with others.

80% of Ball State students receive some form of financial aid
94% of recent applicants are working or recently employed
12 Years consecutively ranked a Military Friendly school

How can I pay for college? 

Contact our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and tell them you are an online student looking at aid or loan possibilities. They will help you navigate all options!

Adult Student Grant

If you are an Indiana resident and adult learner searching for ways to fund your education, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education offers the Adult Student Grant. This grant awards up to $2,000 toward college expenses and is renewable. 

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Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when available.

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Military Students and Veterans

Ball State Online has earned G.I. Job's "Military Friendly" distinction every year since 2009. In addition, we hold four national rankings from U.S. News & World Report for "Best Online Programs for Veterans."

One of the key reasons Ball State is so friendly to active military, veterans, and their families is the excellent service provided by Veterans Affairs, which is housed within our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.