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Mandatory Fees______________________________________________

Several general mandatory fees are assessed to IU South Bend students.

(Please note that adding classes may cause increases in assessments for those fees that are driven by the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled. This is often mistaken for duplicate charges.)

  1. Student Activity Fee
  2. Technology Fee

Often these fees are mistaken for other course-related fees. These mandatory fees, however, are not optional and must be paid by all students to whom they are assessed.

All students enrolled at IU South Bend are assessed a student activity fee to cover the cost of being part of an academic community. It is not assumed that all students will use or partake of the benefits and privileges of participating in this community equally, but there is equal opportunity for access. It is our belief that learning occurs out of the classroom as well as in it, and there is overwhelming evidence based on research to demonstrate that student learning is enhanced by student participation in activities which complement classroom involvement. For this reason, we make out-of-class activities a part of the learning experience and a part of the cost structure. The activities fees cover publications, intercollegiate athletics, student activities(covering a wide range of events arranged by students), the Wellness Center and the Student Activity Center.

Similarly, we have a technology fee which is mandatory because we believe it is a necessary aspect of learning and provides the electronic tools students need both on campus and from on-line around the world. At IU South Bend, money from the technology fee is used solely for services that IT provides for students, including student computing and technology equipment, software, site assistance and troubleshooting, and the support staff necessary for these functions to operate effectively.

It is our hope that you will participate in some of the student activities and use some of the learning opportunities which can enhance and enrich your educational experience at IU South Bend.