Outside Tuition Reimbursement Form (OTR)

IUPUI offers an Outside Tuition Reimbursement Form (OTR) for those students whose employer requires verification of charges prior to tuition reimbursement. The form differs from the student bill in that it details each class and the specific charges associated with that class.

To receive an OTR, please complete the steps below:

  1. Email the Office of the Bursar at
  2. In the subject line of your email, please write "OTR"
  3. In the body of the email include:
    • Your name
    • Your 10 digit university ID number
    • The semester for which you want the itemized information
    • If the documentation is for the military, indicate this in the email request

The Office of the Bursar will send the document via US Mail within 14 days.

Please note, we do not provide OTR forms for any given semester until the refund period has ended. (Term-specific refunding dates may be found on the academic calendar located on the Office of the Registrar website at Click the "Academic Calendar" link on the left navigation bar.)

Short Term Loans

As a service to our campus community, students may receive an interest-free short term loan up to $750.00. Qualified students would have up to 30 days to pay the loan.

In order to qualify for a short term loan a student must:

  • Be enrolled at least half time (6 hours undergraduate or 4 hours graduate)
  • Have no past due charges and no outstanding Short Term Loan balances.
  • Be in good financial standing with the university. A loan request may be denied if the student has a history of late payments or returned checks.
  • Must have an active direct deposit account with Indiana University.
  • Must sign a Title IV release.

Application and Approval

Students wishing to obtain a Short Term Loan must complete an application, which can be found here. The application may be submitted in person at Student Financial Services, Campus Center 250, by email to (sent from your official university email account) or by fax to (317) 278-1579.

Students may not have two outstanding Short Term Loans at the same time. Students may have up to two loans within one semester (Fall or Spring), or one loan during each eight week Summer Session.

The amount of a Short Term Loan a student may receive between semesters may be less than during a semester. The student must be enrolled for the upcoming semester and meet the other qualifications described above.

The application will be reviewed and the decision will be sent to the student's IU e-mail address. From the date of approval students may expect to receive Short Term Loan funds within 3-5 business days.

Repayment of Short Term Loans

Students who obtain a Short Term Loan may have up to 30 days from the date the loan is processed to repay.

Students who fail to pay the loan balance in full by the due date will be subject to late payment fees and an encumbrance preventing them from receiving University services to include registering and receiving transcripts.

Special Credits

Special Credits are awarded to students who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular subject, usually by either completing an assignment or taking an exam. The Special Credit replaces the requirement to take the course.

At the time the credit is awarded, the awarding department will initiate an electronic special credit request. The electronic request will be presented to the appropriate departments for assessment (as documented below) and approval. Once approved by all departments, then student will receive electronic notification.

Assessment Of Fees

If the student demonstrates proficiency in some way other than taking an exam (usually by completing a portfolio or other assignment), the credit is awarded by credentials or experience and a charge of $20.00 per credit hour will be assessed (to a maximum of $100.00 per course).

If the student demonstrates proficiency by taking an exam:

  • ...and the application is processed for new students within the first two semesters following initial matriculation (regardless of campus), there will be no charges assessed.
  • ...and the application is for a first semester transfer student, a charge of $20.00 per credit hour will be assessed.
  • ...if neither of the above apply, the special credit as a result of examination be assessed the current credit hour rate based on the student's academic program and residency status

Audit Fees

(Equal to ALL quoted credit hour rates listed on the Master Fee Listing).

To audit a course for record, you must present an audit form from your school or division to the Office of the Registrar. No grades or credits are received for audits. If a course is changed from credit to audit after the first week of classes, a late program change fee will be assessed. For more information or to obtain an audit form visit