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Paying on Your Account

Indiana University requires timely payment of all tuition and fees. "Failure to receive a paper bill does not exempt a student from paying in a timely fashion. " (See Fee Payment Policy.) During Fall and Spring you may make your full payment by the due date, or divide your payments by the three or four month payment plan options that include a deferment fee.

You can make your payment by mail, drop box, online through OneStart, or in person.

Mail: Make checks or money orders payable to: Indiana University. Write your ID number on all items. Include your payment stub from your statement to ensure proper identification. Please do not send post-dated checks. Mail checks or money orders at least five days before the due date to:

IU South Bend Lockbox
Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 7239
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7239

Drop Boxes: You can pay by check using campus drop boxes, which are located on the east wall of the lobby of the Administration Building and on the first floor of Northside Hall across from the elevators. DO NOT place cash or signed travelers' checks in the drop boxes. Payments received in the drop boxes will be retrieved daily and posted the next business day.

Indiana University introduces a new on-line payment option for students and their families.

IU Bursar Pay is a web-based payment method for South Bend students to pay their bursar account bills using an electronic check from a checking or savings account, or a credit card (VISA,MC, or DISCOVER).

In addition to making payments, students my also:

  1. View their online statement history.
  2. Authorize other individuals, such as parents or guardians, to view their bill and pay all or part of the balance due.
  3. And more.

Students: start by going to https://onestart.iu.edu/ , choose "IU login" and sign in using your username and password.  Choose the Pay Bursar Bill option and follow the instructions.  Set up access for your parents or others to pay your bills.

Parents: once your student provides you account access, sign in to  IU Bursar Pay   and begin managing your own profile for banking information in a secure and confidential environment. For more information on 3rd Party Access see http://kb.iu.edu/data/auoz.html

Online through OneStart: Go to OneStart and log in. Under "My Finances," choose "Pay Bursar Bill," and follow the instructions.

Online Payment by Authorized Payer: Go to OneStart, choose the Public Services tab on the login screen. Then click the "Authorized Payer" link at the bottom left of the screen to access IU Bursar Pay.

Paying in Person: Payment by cash, check, or money order will be accepted in the Cashier's Office, 100 Administration Building. The Cashier's Office is located in the front of the building facing Mishawaka Avenue, near the main lobby. Please bring your entire Schedule Confirmation/Account Statement when paying in person. It will be validated as your receipt.

Sponsored Students

Sponsored students who request a third party billing must present a billing authorization to Bursar Services prior to the due date for tuition and fees. Any questions regarding third party billings should be directed to Associate Bursar Judy Houston (juhousto@iusb.edu) at Office of the Bursar Administration Building 100B, or call (574) 520-4253.

Fee Courtesy

For information about employee, employee spouse, or dependent child fee courtesy, contact Jill Keller in Human Resources at (574) 520-4358.

Purdue University School of Technology Students

The official payment due date for Purdue students may differ from the due date for IU students. Purdue students are not eligible for IU South Bend payment plans. They can contact the Purdue Office at 520-4180 for information about deferred payment.

Fee Payment Policy

University policy requires timely payment for all charges owed to Indiana University, including but not limited to tuition, fees, library fines, and parking fines. Failure to make payment on time may subject you to an additional charge. Any payment due to the university that is not received by the due date is subject to a late payment fee. Timely payment of your account with approved financial aid, personal check (unless restricted), credit/debit card, or cash will ensure that you avoid the late fee assessment and keep your account in good standing.

In cases where the payment is severely delinquent, the university reserves the right to cancel a student's registration. If this occurs, a late registration fee and a bursar reinstatement fee will be added to your account.

Withdrawal from Classes

If you enroll and then decide not to attend classes for the semester, you must withdraw from all your classes. If you do not withdraw, you will be responsible for all fees due and you will receive all "F" grades. If you decide to withdraw after the start of the semester, you must officially withdraw from classes. See Refunds for a schedule of refunds available according to your withdrawal date.