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Office of the Bursar

Payment Problems

money jarContact the Office of the Bursar via email regarding special payment arrangements on your past due account. Currently enrolled students cannot have special arrangement or sign a payment agreement until all designated payment dates for the semester have expired. Contact the Office of the Bursar for details.

You can avoid money problems by paying your bills on time and managing your money. The Office of the Bursar can help you do both, but in the event that a problem should arise, remember:

  • If a check is returned for insufficient funds or due to a stop payment, a service charge of $27.50 or 5 percent of face value (whichever is greater) will be assessed to your account. If a nonnegotiable check is returned, your check writing privileges and credit standing will be jeopardized.
  • Nonnegotiable credit cards will result in a service charge of $27.50 or 5 percent of the charge (whichever is greater) being assessed to your bursar account. Nonnegotiable charges will jeopardize your credit card privileges and credit standing with the university.
  • If payment is not received by the due date, a late payment fee will be assessed. Should any portion of your account remain unpaid, a late fee will continue to be assessed.
  • Prior term charges must be paid with guaranteed funds; credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Novus/Discover), money order, or cashiers check.
  • IU refers past due accounts for collection and will authorize third party and/or legal action to affect resolution of an account. Students will be liable for all reasonable collection costs (including attorney fees and other charges) necessary for the collection of a past due account.
  • Past due accounts will be encumbered and university services (i.e., transcripts, enrollment verification, and registration) will be denied until the account is paid in full.
For more information or for specific tips on how to manage your money or pay your bills, contact us today.