Because paying in person may involve waiting in line, students are encouraged to pay on-line using credit card, check or saving account, by mail, or by using the drop box. Mailing your payment at least five business days prior to the due date will help ensure receipt of payment by the due date.

Bursar Pay

  • Checking or Savings account (e-check)
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express

To view an online tutorial on 'How to Pay Your Bill,' check out our tutorial page by clicking the following link: How to Pay Bill Tutorial.

The Student Can:

  • View or Print exact copies of their past bills.
  • Make payments to their bursar account from their personal checking, savings, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express).
  • Grant 3rd Party Access: A student may choose to set up a "3rd Party User", often a parent or guardian, who may then view and/or pay the student's bill. However, students are ultimately responsible for the timely payment of their bursar bill.

The Student and the 3rd Party User Can:

  • View history of all payments made - by whom, how much, and when.
  • View history of billing statements as billing history file develops over time.
  • For instructions on how the student can grant 3rd Party Access Click Here.
  • Click the following link to login as a 3rd Party User:

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

Personal Deferment Option

The Personal Deferment Option (PDO) is available to students whose bursar accounts are in good standing. PDO allows current term charges to be paid in multiple installments, depending on when you register for classes. If you are eligible, a Deferment Amount will be indicated on your bill. Most tuition and fees are eligible for the deferment option, however repayments of short term loans and refunds are due in full.

To use the PDO:

  • Pay the Deferment Amount shown on your bill by the due date. This payment indicates you are participating in the PDO and want to defer a portion of your balance until the next billing cycle.
  • Understand that if you pay an amount other than the Deferment Amount, you are telling us that you do not wish to participate in the PDO for that semester. In this case, you must pay the Total Due on your bill to keep your bursar account current and prevent a late payment fee.
  • PDO is not offered on a past due balance. Any past due charge will be included in the Deferment Amount at 100% - no partial payment is available.
  • Late payment fees are not waived and the PDO is not reinstated for students who do not pay one of the two stated amounts on their bill. PDO will be reinstated for the next term if your bursar account is brought current prior to the first bill of term.

Bursar bills are due on the 10th of each month. Below is a list of due dates* and approximate deferment percentages by term.

September January May defer 75% of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee
October February June defer 66% of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee
November March July defer 50% of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee
December April August balance due in full

All dates* are subject to change. Refer to the Due Date noted on each bursar bill for the payment deadline.

Electronic Transfer / International Payments

If you’re an international student, you may pay your student account from your home country by using Flywire or GlobalPay for Students.

Flywire and GlobalPay for Students are simple and secure ways to make an electronic payment in your own currency. The exchange rate is competitive and there’s no transaction fee for students from Indiana University, though your bank may charge a fee.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Flywire and GlobalPay are more convenient and cost less than wires directly from your bank to Indiana University.
  • Follow all directions for whichever foreign currency payment processor you choose
  • We’ll post the U.S. dollar equivalent to your student account, usually within five business days after your local bank transfers the money. Make sure you start the process in plenty of time before your bill is due.

529 College Savings Plan

A qualified tuition program (or 529 Plan) is a program set up to allow either prepayments or contributions to an account established for paying a student's qualified education expenses at an eligible educational institution. (IRS Publication 970.)

These plans are designed to help parents set aside money for their children's college. Almost every state and many financial and educational institutions have 529 Plans. Contact your state's Department of Higher Education to learn more.

Indiana's College Choice 529 Savings Plan

The account owner has four options for making/requesting payment:

  • Complete Distribution Request Form and submit via U.S. Mail
  • Call College Choice and request payment
  • Submit request online at
  • Contact advisor and have them request payment

The first three options allow for payment to be made to the account owner, the beneficiary or the school.  The fourth option only allows payment to the account owner, unless a prior payment has been made to the school. Once the request has been made, it takes approximately 15 days to receive the check.

Please make sure the student's name and 10-digit University ID number is included in the memo section of the check.  Checks should be mailed to:

IUPUI Lockbox
Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 7245
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7245

Neighboring States 529 Plan Websites

Other 529 plan payments require specific information from the University.  Please contact your plan’s administrator for specific requirements and additional information.

U.S. Mail

Mail-In your check or Money Order Payments

If you wish to mail in the payment you must print a PDF version of your bill and mail it along with your check payment to:

IUPUI Lockbox
Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 7245
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7245.
  • Checks presented in person with our representatives at Student Financial Services Office or placed in the lobby drop-box may be converted into an electronic payment format.
  • 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 are not 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 not be refunded for a deferment of 21 calendar days from the date the payment posts to the bursar account.
  • Any personal 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 Schedule Confirmation/Account Statement, Stop Payment; Returned Checks.

In Person

Cash, Personal Check or Traveler's Check Payments

  • All payments must be United States currency.
  • Do not place cash or signed traveler's checks in the drop box located in the northeast side of the building on the second floor.
  • All in-person payments must be transacted at the Office of Student Financial Services during regular business hours located at:
    IUPUI Campus Center
    Suite 250
    420 University Blvd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Mon - Thurs (Limited service after 5:00 PM)
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM,  Fri
    For information about holiday and other special hours please click here.

Returned Checks

Upon the return by the bank of any nonnegotiable check or electronic payment, your account will be assessed a nonrefundable service charge. Nonnegotiable payments for fees may cause termination of enrollment in addition to the service charge.

The current service charge is $27.50 or 5% of payment value, whichever is greater, but not to exceed $250. The return by the bank of two or more nonnegotiable items will restrict the ability to pay with checks in the future.

Late Payments

University policy requires timely payment for all charges owed to Indiana University, including but not limited to, tuition and fees, room, meals, parking, library fines and any other departmental or college costs. Failure to make payments on time will subject you to an additional charge. Any payment due by you to the University that is not received by the due date is subject to a monthly late payment charge of 1.5% of the past due balance, with a $2.00 minimum.

In addition to monthly late fees the University reserves to the right to restrict services such as future registration, transcripts, diploma and other certifications until such time as your account is paid in full. Indiana University may refer your past due account for collection, report your delinquency to the credit bureau system, and may authorize legal action against you for the collection of this debt.

Timely payment of your account with approved financial aid, personal check (unless restricted), credit card or cash will ensure that you avoid the late fee assessment and keep your account in good standing.

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