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Fall 2016 Changes

Read below for information regarding important changes for the fall semester

Banded (flat-rate) Tuition

Effective Fall 2016, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in on-campus degree programs at IUPUI will pay the same amount for their basic tuition when taking between 12 credits and 18 credits, rather than pay a per-credit rate. For more information about banded tuition, click here.

Student Billing/Due Date Changes

Effective Fall 2016, all students on the Indianapolis and Columbus campuses will be billed on the third Thursday of each month, with a due date of the 10th of the following month. For more information, you can see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning with the fall semester 2016, all students on the Indianapolis and Columbus campuses will be billed on the third Thursday of each month, with a due date of the 10th of the following month.
The first student bill of the fall semester 2016 will be available on August 18, 2016, and will be due on September 10, 2016.
The student billing and due dates are being changed as part of the IU Common Calendar initiative. The Indianapolis and Columbus campuses will now be on a consistent billing calendar with all other campuses of IU.
No, this is not a pilot project. Billing and due date changes will take effect with the fall 2016 semester and will remain indefinitely.
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Approximately three weeks prior to the first bill of the semester, charges for the new semester are assessed to the student accounts. From that point forward, charges and payments are adjusted dynamically based on enrollment changes. The student account can always be viewed online, using the student portal One.IU.edu.
At IU, all tuition and fees are associated with an academic semester. In order to avoid discrepancies with financial aid and to keep the student account organized, future semester charges are not generally recognized until approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the new semester. The “View Charges” dates shown on the Billing Calendar is the date charges for the new semester will appear on the student account.
A student account may be paid anytime charges are present. Generally speaking, advance payments when there are no charges on the student account are not allowed. Situations involving advance payment should be referred to the Office of the Bursar at bursar@iupui.edu or 317-274-2451.
Only charges directly related to a student’s academic career are shown on the student account. Examples of these include tuition and related course fees, program fees, online education fees, housing and meal plans and optional fee selections. Depending on the nature of the program and charges, study abroad deposits, student insurance charges and other somewhat related activities may also be billed through the student account. For a comprehensive listing of fees and charges which may be billed through the student account, refer to the Master Fees Listing on the Office of the Bursar website.
For tuition purposes, a student’s fees are calculated at the individual campus through which the enrollment is processed. Hours for registrations processed at separate campuses will be billed separately.
External sponsors are billed on different cycle than students and that cycle will not be affected by the change in the student billing cycle. Sponsor bills are typically sent after the end of the refund period each semester, usually during the fifth week of the semester. For more information concerning sponsorships, see the Especially for Sponsored Students & Employers section of the Office of the Bursar website.
No. Because the student billing change has no impact on the sponsored voucher or billing process, no additional notification is necessary.
Yes, because the first bill of the semester will now be due after the first day of classes, the financial aid disbursement will always apply to outstanding charges before the due date. Students will have a minimum of two weeks after aid disbursement to pay any remaining balance on their student account.

The change in the due date also corrects a past issue with service restrictions being placed on spring semester accounts that were not paid-in-full prior to the financial aid disbursement at the end of December.

Student Refund Changes

Effective Fall 2016, several changes are being made to the refunding process which are presented in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning with the fall semester 2016, undergraduate students at Indiana University will now have a 7-day period in which drops and adds will net against each other. In this “exchange”, if the hours dropped and added do not result in an increase in total enrollment or the increase does not move the student out of the banded rate, no additional tuition charges will be assessed. (Schedule change fees may apply.)
The 7-day exchange period is being implemented as part of the move to banded tuition for undergraduates and is needed because drop/add activity after the refund period can result in a student being enrolled in 12-18 hours, but being assessed more than the banded rate.
For Indianapolis and Columbus students, refunds will be issued on Friday mornings. This will coincide with the weekly disbursement of financial aid that occurs every Wednesday evening.
Individual refunds can always be issued for extenuating circumstances. For example, during the week prior to the beginning of classes and through 100% refund period each semester, refunds will be processed each day. This will insure that all financial aid and scholarships being disbursed during those periods is quickly refunded to students.
The student refund dates are being changed as part of the IU Common Calendar initiative. The Indianapolis and Columbus campuses will now be on a consistent operational calendar with other campuses of IU.
No, this is not a pilot project. Both the 7-day exchange and the refund date changes will take effect with the fall 2016 semester and will remain indefinitely.
The 7-day exchange period is measured from one add/drop transaction to the next. It is not limited to a calendar week. For example, a class drop on the 10th of a month would net against any class add made 7 days before or after that date.
    • A student enrolled in 16 hours drops 3 hours on Tuesday of the 6th week of classes, which is after the refund period has ended. On Thursday of the same week, she adds 3 hours.
    • Because the drop and add activity occurred within a 7 day period, the 3 hours dropped on Tuesday nets against the 3 hours added on Thursday. The student would remain in 16 hours for tuition purposes and would not be assessed additional tuition charges; however, schedule change fees will apply.

    • A student enrolled in 18 hours adds 3 hours, then drops 3 hours on same day during the 50% refund period.
    • Because the drop and add activity happened within a 7 day period, the 3 hours added would net against the 3 hours dropped. The student would remain in 18 hours for tuition purposes and thus would not be assessed additional tuition charges; however, schedule change fees will apply.

    • A student enrolled in 9 hours adds 3 hours on a Thursday, then drops 2 hours on Monday of the following week.
    • When the student added the 3 hours, the student’s tuition would increase to the banded rate. However, when the student dropped 2 hours on the following Monday, the 2 hours added net against the 3 hours dropped and his tuition would be reduced to the 10 credit hour rate (9 hours + 3 hours – 2 hours = 10 hours). Schedule change fees will apply.

    • In the 5th week of classes, a student enrolled in 21 hours drops 3 hours, then adds a 1 hour second 8-week class.
    • The 3 hours dropped net against the one hour added for a reduction of 2 hours. Because the changes occurred after the refund period ended, the student would not receive a credit for the 2 hours. No additional tuition would be assessed nor would any be refunded. Schedule change fees would apply.

The following examples only address changes in tuition, but schedule change fees may apply.
  1. A student in 15 hours drops to 12 within the 100% refund period.
  2. No change in tuition because the student stayed in the banded range.
  3. A student in 15 hours drops to 12 within the 75% refund period.
  4. No change in tuition because the student stayed in the banded range.
  5. A student in 15 hours drops to 12 within the 75% refund period then adds 3 credit hours.
  6. No change in tuition because student stayed in the banded range.
  7. A student in 15 hours drops to 9 hours within the 100% refund period.
  8. The student receives a 100% refund on the banded rate and is assessed the per credit hour rate for 9 hours.
  9. A student in 12 hours drops to 9 hours within the 75% refund period.
  10. The student forfeits 25% of the difference between the banded rate and the 9-hour rate.

    Banded rate = $4,070.55

    9-hour rate = $2,442.33

    Difference = $1,628.22

    Amount forfeited by student = $407.06 (25%)

  11. A student in 9 hours adds 6 hours during 100% refund period.
  12. The student is now in 15 hours and is moved to the banded rate. (The banded rate replaces the 9-hour rate.)
  13. A student in 12 hours drops to 9 hours in the 50% refund period.
  14. The student forfeits 50% of the difference between the banded rate and the 9-hour rate.

    Banded rate = $4,070.55

    9-hour rate = $2,442.33

    Difference = $1,628.22

    Amount forfeited by student = $814.11 (50%)

  15. A student in 16 hours drops 3 hours on Tuesday of the 6th week of classes (after refund periods.) On Thursday of the same week, she adds 3 hours.
    1. Under our current policies and set up, the student would be charged an additional credit hour of tuition on top of the banded rate. This is because the drop occurred after refund periods so the system considers her to be in 19 hours for tuition purposes.
    2. Proposed Change – Allow any drops and adds that occur within a 7-day period to net against each other. In this example the 3 hours drops on Tuesday would net against the 3 hours added on Thursday. The student would remain in 16 hours for tuition purposes.
  16. A student in 18 hours adds 3 hours then drops 3 hours in same day during the 50% refund period.
    1. Under our current policies and set up, the student would forfeit 50% of the three hours he added, which placed him in 21 hours temporarily.
    2. Proposed Change – To keep students who temporarily exceed the maximum credit hours from forfeiting fees during the refund period, all the overage charge to be 100% refundable for the first four weeks of the semester.

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