Office of Student Accounts (Bursar)

Payment Methods

Your bill may be paid by QuikPAY™, mail, or in person. Commonly accepted payment methods are cash, check, money order, and charge. Since paying in person may involve waiting in line, students are encouraged to pay using the internet, by mail, or using the drop box located in from of the Student Accounts (Bursar) Office in Whitewater Hall. Mailing your payment at least five business days before the due date will help ensure receipts of payment by the due date. Please be aware that nonpayment of your bill may result in late fees and encumbrance of services, so please arrange for payment on your account early.

Please note that IU East does not accept payments for other IU campuses.

Credit Card and eCheck Payments

You are encouraged to use the QuikPAY™ System located on the OneStart to charge your fees to your credit card or bank account. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER.

QuikPAY™ offers secure payment options and flexibility.

With QuikPAY™ you can:

  • Make payments to your bursar account from your personal checking account, savings account, or Credit Card.
  • Create Authorized Payers who can then use a unique user code/password combination that your assign. Once authenticated, Authorized Payers can make payments directly to your Bursar account. This could be used for spouses, parents, or even employers and allows each to setup their own confidential checking account information. (Checking account information for each Authorized Payer is viewable only by that individual).
  • Receive e-mail notifications when new bills have been sent to your QuikPAY™ account, or a payment has been made by an Authorized Payer.
  • View history of all payments made – by whom, how much, and when.
  • View history of billing statements as your billing history file develops over time.

Note: The bursar staff does not have access to your confidential banking information.

For Electronic Payments

Students: Use QuikPAY™ Login and choose the ‘Pay My Bill’ option. Set up access for your parents to pay your bills.

NOTE: Payment may also be made via QuikPAY™ from a checking or savings account by students and those who the student has authorized.

Check or Money Order Payments

Insert the BOTTOM PORTION ONLY of your Account Statement with your check made payable to INDIANA UNIVERSITY in the envelopes provided. (Please show 10 DIGIT STUDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER on all checks!)

  • Checks or money orders must be made payable to Indiana University.
  • Checks or money orders must be payable in United States dollars and drawn on a United States bank.
  • Postdated checks are not accepted.
  • Counter checks may not be accepted.
  • Two-party checks (i.e. checks made payable to an individual, company, or institution other than Indiana University) are not accepted.
  • If payment is made by check, any resulting or future credit balance will be refunded by check.
  • Any personal or business checks may be returned if the account indicates to send Guaranteed Funds.
  • For other information, regarding check payments, see also: No Checks Accepted as defined on Account Statement; Returned Checks.

Cash or Traveler’s Checks

  • All payments must be United States currency.
  • Do not place cash in the bursar drop box.
  • Do not place signed traveler’s checks in the bursar drop box.
  • Traveler’s check payments must be in United States dollars and drawn on a United States bank.
  • All in-person payments must be transacted at the Office of the Bursar, during regular business hours.
  • All cash or traveler’s check payments must be made in person at the Office of the Bursar during regular business hours.
  • DO NOT MAIL CASH.

Mail-In Payments

Note: Do not mail cash

Students who register before final registration may complete the following transactions by mail:

Check or money order for United States dollars, drawn on a United States bank, made payable to Indiana University. The canceled check will be your payment receipt or you may look at your account transactions through OneStart.

Deferments

Lockbox Payments

To mail your payments, print your e-bill from QuikPAY™ (click on ‘Printable Statement’) and mail the bottom payment slip along with your check to the Payment Processing Center. (Please show 10 DIGIT STUDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER on all checks!)

Payment Processing Center
I.U. East Lockbox
PO Box 7241
Indianapolis IN 46206-7241

Employee Tuition Benefit

Employee or IU Retiree
The IU Tuition Benefit is a subsidy of covered tuition up to a benefit dollar maximum per semester based on the Indiana resident per-credit-hour rates at each campus, and in the case of some employees/retirees, on class standing (undergraduate, graduate, or professional). The actual benefit amount applied will be based on the number of credit hours per semester.

Spouse or Domestic Partner
The IU Tuition Benefit for a covered spouse or domestic partner is a subsidy of covered tuition up to a benefit dollar maximum per semester based on the Indiana resident per-credit-hour rates at each campus. The actual benefit amount applied will be based on the number of credit hours per semester.

Dependent Children
The IU Tuition Benefit value is a subsidy of 50% of the Indiana resident undergraduate rate, up to the completion of a bachelor’s degree or up to a maximum of 140 credit hours of IU Tuition Benefit awards as long as they meet the dependent child requirements as listed in the policy.

  • Tuition Benefit is not a cash award; rather, it is an employee benefit that pays a portion of the tuition credit-hour fees, and in some cases, audit fees.
  • Tuition Benefit for the dependent child does not apply to audit hours.
  • Tuition Benefit does not apply to special fees, such as those for music performance studies, student teaching, laboratories, early education experience, dissertation advanced research (G901, B798, G831, or equivalent), rental of special equipment or facilities, and fees for non-credit courses.
  • Tuition Benefit does not apply to mandatory student fees, such as student technology, activity, or athletic fees.
  • A Tuition Benefit application needs to be submitted each academic year.  Once eligibility is verified, the Tuition Benefit award is credited to the student's bursar account.
  • Tuition Benefit awards are reduced or canceled if the student or employee's eligibility ceases.
  • Any changes in the student's enrollment may also result in changes to the amount of Tuition Benefit. The Office of the Bursar will then bill the student for applicable fees.
  • Tuition Benefit for graduate level courses as well as courses taken by Domestic Partners are treated as taxable income. In accordance with IRS regulations, these taxes will be withheld from the employee's pay. The employee's pay notice will include reference to the amount of Tuition Benefit included as taxable income.
  • Covered individuals are responsible for all tuition costs over the benefit maximums and excluded fees

Additional plan details and benefit amounts can be found at: hr.iu.edu/benefits/tuition.html

Financial Aid

Financial aid recipients are considered those students who have their tuition obligations reduced by other than out-of pocket means. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Grants: SSACI, Pell, Lilly, etc.
  • Scholarships
  • Monies borrowed from banking institutions
  • Monies borrowed through the University: Perkins, NDSL, Federal Nursing, Health Professionals etc.
  • University departmental fee remissions.

Additional Fees

See additional fees and campus police.

Credit by Examination

The Trustees of Indiana University have approved the following fee structure for special credit. The credit is rewarded as the result of an examination. Charge varies:

  1. If the student is during the first or second consecutive semester of matriculation, there is no charge.
  2. If the applicant is a first semester transfer student, there is a $21.50 charge.
  3. If the applicant is neither of the above, the standard credit hour resident or nonresident rate will be assessed.

Non-Payment

Students who have not paid their fees or made other payment arrangements (personal deferment, financial aid, or sponsor authorizations) by the fee payment deadline will be subject to a late payment fee. It is your responsibility to ensure all financial aid, scholarships, student loans, or sponsor authorizations have been posted to your bursar account prior to the fee payment due date.

Non-Attendance

When you register, the University reserves specific class spaces for you and commits resources to provide the instruction you have selected. On your part, you assume the responsibility for paying those course fees or for notifying the University if you decide not to attend. Your registration will not automatically be cancelled for nonpayment of fees. You must either pay your fees or notify us by the first week of classes if you do not intend to return to IUE for the semester. Canceling your registration by the first week of classes releases your class spaces in time to be available to other students. If you decide to cancel your registration during the first week of classes, log on to OneStart. Click on Self Serve and then click on Drop/Add Classes.

Returned Checks/Web ACH Payment Service Charge

A returned payment service charge is assessed for any payment (check or electronic) returned by the financial institution for any reason. The charge is the greater of $27.50 or 5% of the amount of the check, to a maximum charge of $250, as set forth by Indiana law. The issuance of a stop payment order through your bank DOES NOT constitute the official withdrawal from University classes.

Dishonored ("Bounced") Checks

The Bursar’s Office will contact the student for any check/item that was written for tuition fees and was returned by the bank as dishonored. The amount of the dishonored check/item and the returned check service charge will need to be paid with guaranteed funds by a specified date.

Dishonored checks/items for fees other than tuition must be paid with guaranteed funds in the appropriate amount (including the returned check service charge) by the next billing due date. These accounts will also be flagged with "No Check Accepted".

In either case, once payment has been received for the returned check/item, the "No Checks Accepted" flag will be removed however; if we receive two (2) or more returned checks/items on any one account, we will not accept another personal check for a minimum of two (2) years.