You don't have to leave your friends behind when you go away to college. Bring them along on your visit to IWU and we'll chip in up to $400 in gas, as long as at least three students come with at least one adult sponsor and a few other requirements are met.


  1. Schedule your group visit at least two weeks prior to your visit. Make sure your schedule will include the following:
    • Students overnight stay on campus for one night (Sponsors are responsible for their own overnight arrangements)
    • Chapel (M, W, & F at 10 a.m.)
    • Meeting with Admissions personnel
    • Tour of IWU campus
  2. IWU will reimburse you for actual gas costs up to $300 when traveling less than 1,000 miles roundtrip or up to $400 when traveling more than 1,000 miles roundtrip. All arrangements must be made with the Campus Visit Team prior to the visit. Make sure to start out with a full tank of gas. That fill-up is your responsibility. As you make your way to Marion, keep your gas receipts. When you arrive in Marion, do your final fill-up and then give the receipts to the Campus Visit Team in the Admissions Office. A check for twice that amount (up to $300 or $400) will be mailed to you within four weeks of your visit.
  3. This program applies during our academic calendar year; not during summer or vacation breaks. It may be used for General Visit Days, Spotlight Visit Days, and My Wildcat Visits; however, it is not available during special weekend events such as Fusion, Never2Young, Admitted Student Weekend, New Student Registration or for weekend visits.
  4. Please call our Visit Team at 866-468-6498 if you have any questions.

Last updated: 08/31/2016