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  • Fee Assessment

    Fees for Fall 2017 will be billed after 8/16/17. Until that time, you may not see charges noted on your account. 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 phone.  Students may access their student account information by visiting One.IU at and searching for "IU Bursar Pay" or by visiting our office.  

    Billing and Due Dates

    The billing and due date schedule for Fall 2017 follows:

    Billing Date:
    Due Date:
    8/17/17  9/10/17
    9/21/17 10/10/17
    10/19/17 11/10/17
    11/16/17 12/10/17

    Bills are available online one day after the last day of registration for each due date

    Check Your Student Account Status Online

    Electronic statements are issued and payments are collected by the Office of Student Accounts through the IU Electronic billing system and HigherOne's payment system, known together as "IU Bursar Pay".  Currently enrolled students do not recieve a paper bill but will receive an email when the monthly bill is available.  To view/pay your bill, simply go to One.IU, search for "IU Bursar Pay", and login with your username and passphrase.

    Note: Electronic billing does not mean you are required to pay your bill on-line. You may elect to pay online, but you may also print a statement and mail it with your check to our payment processing address.

    Late Payment Fee

    A late payment fee of 1.5%, based on the past due balance, will be assessed to the accounts of all students whose payments are not received in the Office of Student Accounts by the due date noted on their Account Statement. Each month your account carries a past due balance, your account will be assessed a late payment fee.

  • Deferment Option/Payment Plan

    If you prefer to pay your tuition and fees in installments instead of one lump sum, we offer several payment plans (deferments) to fit your needs. You can pay your student account bill in two, three or four payments spread out across the semester. The number of payments available to you will depend on when you register for classes.

    A detailed breakdown of the plans follows, but essentially, if eligible, your Account Statement will include a notation of the minimum amount due necessary to participate in a personal deferment/payment plan. To participate in a personal deferment/payment plan, pay the minimum amount due. This minimum amount due consists of 25% of balance and a $15.00 per installment non-refundable personal deferment service charge. ($45 total charge)

    Fall 2017 Deferment/Payment Plan Due Dates

    Register by: Defement Offered: Due Dates:
    8/16/17 4 payment plan 9/10, 10/10, 11/10 and 12/10/17
    9/20/17 3 payment plan 10/10, 11/10 and 12/10/17
    10/18/17 2 payment plan 11/10 and 12/10/17

    Other Deferment (payment plan) guidelines include:

    • Your current balance must be at least $450.
    • This option is available only to students who maintain a favorable credit history. If eligible, the minimum amount calculation will appear on the account statement.
    • If you make schedule adjustments prior to the due date, the minimum amount must be recalculated by a Student Account Representative if you wish to participate in this plan.
    • A payment received that is less than or greater than the required minimum payment will be treated as a personal deferment payment and the personal deferment plan will be invoked. The service charge will be applied to your account.
    • The only way to reduce your total obligation is to officially withdraw from classes during the appropriate refund period.
    • Any refunds resulting from dropped classes during the refund period will be credited to your outstanding personal deferment balance. Class withdrawal processed after the refund period will not result in a refund or reduction of your personal deferment balance. This means that the balance of your personal deferment will still be due and payment expected by the due date.
    • Failure to make payment in full by the due date will result in the denial of university services and may result in the assessment of late payment fees.
  • You can make your payment by mail, online through One.IU or in person.  You may pay pay by credit card and ACH online, check, money order or cashier check by mail, cash and check in person at the Office of Student Accounts, Hawthorn Hall, room 109.  Students will receive an email when the monthly bill is available and a paper bill is also mailed to the student’s billing address.

    By Mail:

    Mail checks, money orders or cashier check along with the bottom portion of your bill to:

    I.U. Nortwest Lockbox
    Payment Processing Center
    PO Box 7238
    Indianapolis, IN 46206-7238

    If “No Checks Accepted” appears on your account, payment must be made in guaranteed funds. Your check will be returned to
    you and your account may not be paid by the due date.

    Online via Credit Card* or ACH:

    To pay your bill online:

    • Go to and search for “IU Bursar Pay”
    • Login with your user name and passphrase.

    In addition, any 3rd Party User created by the student can also access student account information to make payments and view activity.

    • Create a 3rd Party User by going to and search for “Set Up 3rd Party User”.
    • Login with your user name and passphrase and follow the directions on the website.

    *Please note that payments made by credit card on student accounts will be assessed a 2.75%* convenience fee by the third party vendor on the payment amount. Payments may continue to be made via e-checks, checks and cash without a convenience fee. Credit card payments will not be accepted in person at the Office of Student Accounts.

    In Person:

    Pay by cash or check at the Office of Student Accounts

    • The Office of Student Accounts is located in Hawthorn Hall, room 109.
    • The Office of Student Accounts is open Monday and Thursday 8am-6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-5pm.
    • Credit card payments will not be accepted in person.
    • Starter and counter checks are not accepted.
  • Financial Aid, Anticipated Aid, and Refunds

    The Financial Aid Office processes awards under one of two general conditions.  Awards that can immediately be applied to your account, “real” awards, and Anticipated Aid, meaning the awards are expected but the conditions have not yet been met to qualify for their passing to your bursar account as usable credits.  Both the immediate or “real” and the Anticipated Aid will reduce the amount owed for your tuition and fees.  The Anticipated Award will either become "real" when all eligibility requirements are met or may be removed from your account.  Please check your account at One.IU where both types of awards can be viewed on-line in real-time. You also will be able to see details that explain reasons your aid may not have passed to your student account and what you can or should do about it.

    One.IU will also allows you to see if your aid has passed to your student account and has resulted in a credit on your student account.  If aid has passed to your student account, your account will show each award as a credit under the Financial Aid heading, taking the place of the anticipated aid entries.  If the aid is still anticipated, you will see this under the Anticipated Aid heading on your student account.  If not passed, please check the Financial Aid to do list for details. (Awards that have not passed will not be available to your student account and cannot be calculated as part of a refundable amount). 

    All current costs such as tuition and fees will be paid first. You will be refunded any financial aid money that remains after your bill is paid. If you do not receive your expected aid, you are still responsible for the outstanding fees due.  Refund processing of excess financial aid will begin 8/28/2017. 

    If you are eligible for financial aid but do not plan to complete the semester, you must withdraw from your semester classes. Otherwise your fees will be paid by your financial aid, your enrollment will be validated, and you will receive failing grades in all registered classes. Financial aid recipients who reduce their enrollment may be required to repay their financial aid. Contact a financial aid counselor before adjusting your class schedule.

    If your credited financial aid exceeds the amount due on your account, the excess credit may qualify for refunding.  Once your refundable credit is approved for refunding, you will see a refund entry on your student account. Refunds will be sent directly to your checking or savings account if you have set-up Direct Deposit or a check will be mailed to your address on file with the registrar.  You should generally allow 3 to 4 business days from the refund date to allow the Direct Depositing transactions to occur, however for Direct Deposits you should check with your banking institution to confirm that the credit appears on your bank account and also what days are considered business days because of the holidays.  If you are setup with Direct Deposit, the Student Accounts Office will notify you via your University e-mail address when a refund has been sent to your banking institution.  For deliveries of checks by mail, reasonable time should be allowed for the US Postal delivery.

    The Registration Agreement

    When you register, the University reserves specific class spaces for you and commits resources to provide the instruction you have selected. On your part, you assume the responsibility for paying the assessed fees or for notifying the University if you decide not to attend. The availability of courses is subject to change. A section may be cancelled due to low enrollment or departmental staffing considerations. The department canceling a class will notify registered students.