Domestic Students

Get started with IFS as a domestic student

Take advantage of everything Indiana University has to offer with the Intensive Freshman Seminars program. Students who participate in IFS have the unique opportunity to move into campus housing early, take a three credit hour class with one of IU’s leading faculty members, and experience some of the exciting activities at Indiana University and in the city of Bloomington. During the two and a half week program, students learn firsthand what it’s like to be in a college classroom, what faculty expect in college-level work, and make lasting friendships with other incoming and current IU students.

Your success at IU begins here

At IFS, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with a top professor
  • Participate in a small and rigorous college class
  • Learn alongside other ambitious students
  • Explore IU's campus
  • Discover opportunities for leadership, service, and study

Connect with faculty

Learn from one of Indiana University's leading faculty members in a small classroom setting. Because IFS classes are small, students have the chance to work individually with their professor and make personal relationships with faculty. With classes in a variety of subjects and unique co-curricular opportunities, there's an IFS class for every type of student. Find out more about our distinctive courses today.

Create friendships

Students who attend IFS aren't just academically successful, they're socially involved too. During IFS, students participate in a variety of activities and events, all while exploring campus and making friends with new and returning IU students. Meet other students at the Welcome Festival, perform a hidden talent at an Open Mic Night, or attend a pizza party with your floor. Experiences at IFS aren't limited to what happens in the classroom. IFS introduces students to the broad range of cultural events, world-class facilities, and international cuisines available on campus and around Bloomington. At IFS, you'll never be bored.

Payment & Fees


Like any other IU class, your IFS course counts toward the amount you pay for fall tuition. Students generally enroll in 12 to 18 total credit hours for their fall semester (your IFS course will account for 3 of those hours). The amounts below reflect the cost for IFS 2018.

Estimate IU Tuition and Fees

Room & Board

IFS room and board are a flat fee. These costs appear on your fall bursar bill, with meal plan included.

Program Fee

By submitting an IFS application you authorize a $130 non-refundable program fee to be included on your fall bursar bill.

Program Costs

Room and board charges reflect residence hall board and an IFS meal plan for the duration of the program.

Please note that the exact cost of books and supplies will vary by course and are not included below. The amounts below reflect the cost for IFS 2018.

Tuition and FeesFlat fee within 18 credit hours
Room and Board (includes meal plan)$668.20
Program Fee$130

Bursar Bill

Your IU bursar bill is generated electronically and made available online. You will be sent an email notification to your IU ( email account when your statement is ready. All IFS charges will appear on your bursar bill.

IU Bursar Pay Guide