Here are some valuable resources we’ve pulled together to ease your transition to Bloomington and SPEA. Explore the links below or contact us at the Masters Program Office (MPO) if you need any additional information—(812) 855-2840.
- Housing and Utilities
Where should I live?
Most of our master’s students live off campus. For the widest selection, make housing arrangements in April or May before the start of the fall semester. Options available in August will be limited.
- Apartment Guide comprehensive listings
- MPO’s housing guide
- IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization housing resources
Who do I contact for utilities?
You can find area providers—from telephone to water and more—along with other helpful hints on relocating to Bloomington in this guide prepared by Visit Bloomington.Read the New Resident's Guide
- Transportation and Parking
As an IU student, you can ride Bloomington Transit—our local bus system—for free with your student ID. If you are flying, the nearest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Two shuttles offer direct service from the airport to the Indiana University-Bloomington campus.
Maps and Guides
Parking On Campus
International Student Healthcare
All international students at Indiana University are required to have health insurance for themselves and their families.Find details at the IU Office of International Services
- Paying for Graduate School
There are many resources for securing funding—opportunities exist at SPEA, IU, and national levels. You can also work with our Career Development Office to pursue part time employment.
- SPEA funding opportunities
- Career Development Office
- IU GradGrants Center
- IU Office of Financial Aid
- Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Office of the Bursar can provide your school billing schedule and payment options.Go to the Office of the Bursar site