Kentucky Students

Kentucky StudentsAn IU Degree at In-state Tuition Rates

A trip across the river can cut your college costs. If you live in Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, Oldham, Shelby, or Trimble counties in Kentucky, you’re eligible for in-state tuition at IU Southeast. How? It’s a great program called Reciprocity.

Kentucky Students: Get started at IU Southeast

  1. Apply for admissions
  2. Fill out the reciprocity application


For a full-time, undergraduate student, tuition costs about $2,200 per semester. For more information regarding tuition, fees, and payment options please visit the Office of the Bursar's webpage.


Our campus is located just off I-265. Get directions from your place to ours.

Distance to IU Southeast Campus

Map showing distance to IU Southeast Campus
  • Louisville:
    1. Crescent Hill to IU Southeast – 10 mi. (approximately 10 minutes)
    2. The Highlands to IU Southeast – 10 mi. (approximately 10 minutes)
    3. St. Matthews to IU Southeast – 13 mi. (approximately 15 minutes)
    4. Jeffersontown to IU Southeast – 20 mi. (approximately 20 minutes)
  • Bullitt County:
    1. Mt. Washington to IU Southeast – 34 mi. (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Trimble County:
    1. Bedford to IU Southeast – 49 mi. (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Oldham County:
    1. LaGrange to IU Southeast – 31 mi. (approximately 30 minutes)
  • Shelby County:
    1. Shelbyville to IU Southeast - 40.5 mi. (approximately 49 minutes)
  • Meade County:
    1. Brandenburg to IU Southeast – 39 mi. (approximately 57 minutes)


With more than 2,000 parking spaces, even freshman can park on campus. Parking permits are available for purchase.

Public Transportation

TARC bus service from Louisville to IU Southeast is available each weekday via the 22nd Street bus and the Charlestown Road Express.


Other Universities have Campus Envy.

Southeast’s campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the state. Whatever the reason for your visit, we want you to feel welcome as you engage in the IU Southeast experience.


IU Southeast is close to just about everything in the Kentuckiana area. How close? Just 15 minutes from downtown Louisville- That's how close. Of course, the real question is "How close to home?" See just how close you are to an IU Degree.

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Can I go overseas to study?

Can I study abroad?
Yes! IU Southeast offers several study abroad opportunities, plus you have access to more than 100 international study programs offered through IU. The world is yours: Spend a summer in London, a semester in France, or go even farther.

Can Financial Aid help me pay?
YES! In most cases, any and all of your financial aid can be used for a study abroad program. Plus you can apply for an Overseas Study scholarship.

Do I have to be fluent in a foreign language?
No. Many of our international programs do not require a foreign language fluency.