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Options for paying your bill

Make your payment at least five business days prior to the due date to help ensure your bill is paid on time. You can submit payment via US mail, electronic transfer, in person, and more.

Ways to make your payment

Pay online with IU Bursar Pay

You can pay your bill online via credit or debit card, or via electronic check (e-check). (You’ll be charged a convenience fee of 2.85 percent–subject to change–if you use your credit or debit card, but not if you pay by e-check.)

If you’d like to let a parent or other person have access to pay your bursar bill, you’ll need to grant them third-party access. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for the timely payment of your bill.

Payments are processed through a secure payment system. IU Indianapolis staff does not have access to your confidential banking information.

Pay with electronic transfer (international payments)

If you’re an international student, you can pay in your own currency by using Flywire, PayMyTuition, or Convera. The exchange rate is competitive and there is no transaction fee for IU Indianapolis students (though your bank may charge a fee). Both services are more convenient and cost less than wires directly from your bank to IU.

Make sure you follow all directions for whichever 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 with plenty of time before your bill is due.

Have a sponsor pay your bill

If you’re a sponsored student, an agency outside the university is paying your student fees. This can be an employer, government agency, vocational rehabilitation, military branch, foreign government, trust, or other funding source.

Pay with a 529 college savings plan

A 529 plan, also called a qualified tuition program, is designed to help families set aside money for college. Every state and many financial and educational institutions have 529 plans.

Learn more about 529 plans

Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 plan

If you are an account owner for a CollegeChoice 529 plan, you have four options for making a payment:

The first three options allow your payment to be made to you as the account owner, to the beneficiary, or to the school. The fourth option allows payment to the account owner only, unless a prior payment has been made to the school.

Once you’ve made a request, it takes approximately 15 days to receive the check, so plan accordingly. Make sure the student’s name and 10-digit university ID number are included in the memo section of the check. Mail checks to the IU Indianapolis lockbox address:

IU Indianapolis Lockbox
Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 6020
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Other 529 plans

Payments from 529 plans other than Indiana’s CollegeChoice, Ohio’s CollegeAdvantage, and the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust require specific information from IU Indianapolis. Please contact your plan’s administrator for additional information.

Pay through US mail

If you want to mail your payment, you must print a copy of your bill and mail it along with your check or money order to our lockbox address:

IU Indianapolis Lockbox
Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 6020
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6020

Make your check, money order or cashier’s check payable to Indiana University. Checks and money orders must be payable in US dollars and drawn on a US bank.

Postdated checks, counter checks, and two-party checks (those made payable to a person, company, or institution other than Indiana University) are not accepted. Additionally, personal business checks may be returned if the account indicates to send guaranteed funds.

Any credit balance from a check payment will not be refunded until 14 calendar days from the date the payment is posted to your bursar account.

Your canceled check serves as your receipt. We recommend that you do not send checks by certified mail.

Pay in person

All payments must be in US currency. We accept money orders, cashier’s checks, personal checks, and cash in person.

Make in-person payments at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships during regular business hours.

For your convenience, you can deposit your check in the drop box on the second-floor north hallway outside Financial Aid and Scholarships. Make sure your name and university ID number are on your check. Do not place cash or signed traveler’s checks in the drop box.

Checks presented in person with our representatives at Financial Aid and Scholarships or placed in the lobby drop box may be converted into an electronic payment format.

Send a scholarship check

Scholarship checks should be made payable to Indiana University and mailed to:

IU Indianapolis Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
P.O. Box 6035
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6035

Include the student’s name and university ID on the memo line. Please do not include the student as a co-payee. It will delay processing.

Your canceled scholarship check serves as your receipt. We strongly recommend that you do not send checks by certified mail.

Problems with your payment

Make sure you pay on time and that you have sufficient funds to cover your bill to avoid these potential pitfalls.

Returned checks

If your bank returns a non-negotiable check or electronic payment, you’ll be assessed a nonrefundable service charge. You may also be barred from enrolling at IU Indianapolis.

The current service charge is $27.50. If your bank returns two or more nonnegotiable payments, you may not be able to pay with a check in the future.

Late payments

Your student account will be charged an overdue payment fee of 1.5 percent each month that it’s past due. Late fees are costly, and you can avoid them easily by paying the amount due or enrolling in the payment plan by the due date.

Payment plans

If you cannot pay all at once, you can use college tuition payment plans to budget your payments into smaller installments. This option allows you to pay off your account in up to four payments per term, depending on when you enroll. You can enroll as a student or a third-party user (such as a parent) each term.

What you need to know before you enroll:

  • Your account balance must be greater than $500 to be eligible
  • When you enroll, you’ll make a down payment and pay an enrollment fee of $60
  • Accepted payment methods are bank accounts or credit or debit cards
  • Scheduled payments will automatically be deducted using your payment method on the fifth of each month of the payment plan
  • You will keep your student account in good standing while on an active payment plan-this means no holds and no late fees
  • Accounts will be subject to late fees if not enrolled in a payment plan prior to the regular due date (the 10th of each month)
Fall 2024 payment plan schedule (semester students):
Last day to enroll Required down payment Number of payments to be deducted Months payments will be auto-deducted
September 27, 2024 25% 3 October, November, December
October 26, 2024 33% 2 November, December
November 10, 2024 50% 1 December
Fall 2024 payment plan schedule (quarter students):
Last day to enroll Required down payment Number of payments to be deducted Months payments will be auto-deducted
September 27, 2024 50% 1 October

You can enroll with NelNet Campus Commerce to create a payment plan or view the plan you’ve already created.

IU Indianapolis

Office of the Bursar

PO Box 6020
Indianapolis, IN 46206