Students who cannot prove their citizenship could be forced to pay out-of-state tuition, which is three times in-state tuition.
Indiana’s higher education funding has been receiving big cuts over the past couple of years, and students are left with part of that burden.
Indiana State University's enrollment record means more revenue is coming into the University.
University-wide, more than 4,000 seniors qualified for the incentive for a total cost of about $1,188,600.
As a response to concerns from the State Budget Committee, IU's President has begun a program which could offset some of the school's planned tuition increases.
Though Indiana University administrators say even further meetings with state lawmakers are unlikely to result in lower bills for students and parents.
Indiana University's next budget will raise tuition, but also makes sweeping changes in an effort to lower costs to undergrads who make their homes in-state.