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Office of Student Accounts

  • Credit Card Convenience Fee

    CREDIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEE as of May 1, 2016

    IU Northwest is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses including e-check, check, cash, and credit card. The credit card payment method is becoming prohibitively expensive because of transactions fees charged to the University.   In order to continue to accept credit cards, payments made with MasterCard, Discover, VISA, JCB, and American Express on student accounts will be assessed a 2.75%* convenience fee by the third party vendor on the payment amount effective May 1, 2016.

    Payments may continue to be made via e-checks, checks and cash without a convenience fee.  In addition, IU Northwest has multiple installment Deferment Payment plans to assist with payment options for students and their families.  *Note:  the 2.75% rate is subject to change.

    As of May 01, 2016:

    • Students/payers who choose the credit card option to pay a student account will be charged a non-refundable, per transaction convenience fee of 2.75%* by the third party vendor of the payment amount. For example, a $500 payment with a credit card will be assessed a $13.75 convenience fee by the CASHNet service. The service charge will appear separately on the credit card holder’s credit card statement. *Note: the 2.75% rate is subject to change.
    • This change is for credit card payments on student accounts at all Indiana University campuses.  Note: Application Fees are not on the student account.
    • Credit card payment option will be available only as an online service via One.IU.edu. IU Northwest will not accept credit card payments for student account payments through the mail, in person, or over the phone.
    • Credit card payments may be made with MasterCard, Discover, VISA, JCB, and American Express.
    • All costs for choosing to pay with a credit card must be assumed by the student/authorized payer. The University does not receive, nor will it underwrite, any portion of the service charge.
    • The service charge from CASHNet is in addition to the interest rate charged by the credit card company.

    We are working to maximize alternative payment methods for our students in the most efficient manner.  This change will allow us to continue to offer payments via credit cards on student accounts to those who choose that method without requiring all students to subsidize this payment method. The savings of over $75,000 to the University will be reinvested in new initiatives to support student success and campus growth.

    For more information, please view the Credit Card Convenience Fee FAQ or contact the Office of the Student Accounts at (219) 980-6622.

  • 2016-2017 Tuition Information

    IU Northwest offers the most affordable baccalaureate experience in the region. Cost of attendance for undergraduates enrolled in 12 to 18 credit hours, 2016–17 academic year (fall and spring semesters) are as follows:

    Resident:

    Per Semester

    Per Full Academic Year

    Tuition and fees

    $3,536.16

    $7,072.32

    Books and supplies*

    $533.00

    $1,066.00

    Total direct costs

    $4,069.16

    $8,138.32

    Transportation*

    $1,060.00

    $2,120.00

    Personal Expenses*

    $1,048.00

    $2,096.00

    Total Cost of Attendance

    $6,177.16

    $12,354.32

    Nonresident:

    Per Semester

    Per Full Academic Year

    Tuition and fees

    $9,341.31

    $18,682.62

    Books and supplies*

    $533.00

    $1,066.00

    Total direct costs

    $9,874.31

    $19,748.62

    Transportation*

    $1,060.00

    $2,120.00

    Personal Expenses*

    $1,048.00

    $2,096.00

    Total Cost of Attendance

    $11,982.31

    $23,964.62

    *Some fees pending approval. Actual costs vary by student, based on student choice and academic program.

    Helpful Hints:

    • You’ll pay a flat fee for tuition, which enables you to register for 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. Most classes are 3 credit hours. Tuition for enrollment in fewer than 12 credit hours is charged at the current per-credit-hour rate of $215.92 per credit hour.
    • Most degree programs require that you enroll in an average of 15 credit hours per semester to graduate in the traditional eight semesters.
    • The costs above are for an academic year (fall and spring semesters). You can also take summer classes, which charge per credit hour.
    • For complete 2015-2016 cost information, including tuition and fees for graduate programs, expand the Fee Estimator or Cost and Deadlines sections below.

    Graduate Tuition:

    Indiana residents

    Nonresidents

    Tuition (per credit hour)

    $268.91

    $633.53

    Tuition (per credit hour)

    Graduate Business Programs

    $320.19

    $718.30

    For all graduate fee information, please expand Cost and Deadlines sections below.

    You may also want to view the websites below for more helpful information:

    http://finishinfour.iu.edu/banded-tuition/index.shtml

    The link below can also be accessed on College Affordability page:

    http://www.iu.edu/college-affordability/

  • General Information

    Student Accounts General Information

    Any inquiries concerning your IU Northwest fee assessment should be directed to our office.  In order to insure the security and privacy of our students, account information will not be released over the phone.  Students may access their student account information by visiting the One.IU at www.one.iu.edu or by visiting our office.

    Service Philosophy of the Office of Student Accounts

    As members of a student-centered campus, we make the commitment to provide friendly, knowledgeable customer service and assistance in support of the University’s Shared Vision, Values, and Strategic Outcomes.

    ADA Accessibility

    The Office of Student Accounts is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to all students of IU Northwest.  Those individuals who are wheel chair users will be offered equal access to our services in the main lobby of Hawthorn Hall. These individuals should proceed to one of our open service windows and let one of our associates know if they need assistance and would like us to come into the lobby to serve them. 

    Office Hours:

    Monday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Phone Number:

    (219) 980-6622 or toll free (888) YOUR-IUN (968-7486)

    Fax Number:

    (219) 981-4246

    Visit us at Hawthorn Hall

    Mailing Address:

    Office of Student Accounts
    IU Northwest
    3400 Broadway
    Hawthorn Hall, Room 109
    Gary, Indiana 46408

    Email Address:

    [[bursarnw]]

  • Payments

    In order to continue to accept credit cards, payments made with MasterCard, Discover, VISA, JCB, and American Express on student accounts will be assessed a 2.75%* convenience fee by the third party vendor on the payment amount effective May 1, 2016. Payments may continue to be made via e-checks, checks and cash without a convenience fee.

    How to make an Electronic Payment

    Former Students who do not know their username or passphrase should go to IT Accounts for additional help.

    

  • Costs and Deadlines
  • How to use my RedHawk Card to purchase books.

    Charging books and supplies at the Bookstore

    You can use your RedHawk Card to purchase books and supplies from our university bookstore, Barnes and Noble.  During specific dates for each semester, the bookstore will accept your RedHawk Card as payment. There is a $600 limit and the charges will then post to your student account.  Your RedHawk Card account will be automatically activated the day after you register for classes.  If you have a brand new or replacement RedHawk Card, you must wait one day before charging your books.

    For Spring 2017, you may use your RedHawk Card 1/3/17 through 1/12/17 to purchase your books.

    Note: This special plan is only available at the bookstore during the dates above for each semester. At any other time you must pre-deposit funds onto your RedHawk Card before making a purchase.

    Eligibility:

    1. You must be a currently enrolled student at IU Northwest for the semester you are purchasing books for.
    2. Have no holds on your student account.
    3. Have a valid RedHawk Card.
    4. Previous semester bookstore charges must be paid in full.

    Billing:

    Your bookstore charges will be posted to your student account and will be included on your next monthly student account billing statement, along with other tuition and fee charges.  Bookstore charges must be paid in full unless you are signed up for the deferment installment payment plan. Unpaid bookstore charges may result in registration and transcript holds on your student record.

    Your aid will disburse on:

    1/18/17 for Spring 2017 for Returning Students; 2/8/17 for New Students

    Your bookstore charges will be paid by your financial aid if you have enough aid to pay all charges on your account and you have signed a TIV authorization (see your IUN email or the Office of Student Accounts for details). If you have not signed a TIV authorization, your bookstore charges and any optional fees will remain unpaid and will need to be paid by the next due date.  Any excess aid will be refunded to you by direct deposit or check.  Please check your IUN email account for details regarding the TIV authorization and how to sign this authorization online.

    Returns:

    Return privileges are limited. Please contact the bookstore for their return policy. Be sure to save your receipt in case you need to return or exchange books. Any returned charges will show up as a credit on your student account, even if the balance was previously paid.

    For additional information regarding the RedHawk Card, please visit the RedHawk Card Website.

    *dates are subject to change without notice

  • Money Matters

    Non-Payment/Collections

    Your registration will not automatically be cancelled for non-payment of fees. You must either pay your fees or notify us if you do not intend to return to the IU Northwest campus.

    The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the collection of any outstanding University financial obligations. An encumbered account will be denied certain University services until it is paid in full.

    If your account is past due you will receive late fees following the due date of 1.5% of your balance for each month the account remains past due.  After the 3rd due date of the semester, if you are still past due, your account will be sent to the Student Loan Administration for pre collection.  If your account is still not paid once the semester ends, your account may be turned over for full collection activities. 

    Learn More

    Tax Credits

    All students enrolled in courses for college credit must complete form W-9S each calendar year they are enrolled. The form may be completed electronically at One.iu.edu.

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    Returned Checks

    The return by the bank of any check you have issued will result in a fee. The agreement with our bank is that checks will be sent through twice before they are returned to us. The Office of Student Accounts will contact you should this happen. These accounts will also be flagged with “No Checks Accepted.”

    Note: The issuance of a stop payment order through your bank does not constitute as an official withdrawal from University classes.

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    Multi-Campus Enrollment

    You may not know that you can enroll at more than one Indiana University campus. To do so, you must verify that satisfactory financial arrangements have been made by the due date of each campus. Fee payment information varies from campus to campus.

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Office Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number:

(219) 980-6622 or toll free (888) YOUR-IUN (968-7486)

Fax Number:

(219) 981-4246

Email Address:

bursarnw@iun.edu

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Accounts
IU Northwest 3400 Broadway
Hawthorn Hall, Room 109
Gary, Indiana 46408

Indiana University Northwest
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