Payment options

How to pay your bill

You have several options when it comes to paying your IU East bursar bill. So you can avoid potentially long lines, we encourage you to pay online, by mail, or by using the Office of Student Accounts (Bursar) after-hours secure drop box on-campus.

Make sure you make your payment at least five business days prior to the due date—or sooner, depending on your payment method—to help ensure that your bill is paid on time.

You can pay your bill online via credit or debit card, or via electronic check (e-check). (Note that you’ll be charged a convenience fee of 2.75 percent (subject to change) if you use your credit or debit card, but not if you pay by e-check.)

If you’d like to let a parent or other person have access to pay your bursar bill, you’ll need to grant them third-party access. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for the timely payment of your bill.

Payments are processed through a secure payment system. IU East staff do not have access to your confidential banking information.

IU partners with NelNet Campus Commerce to let you pay your balance over time with a payment plan. This option allows you to pay off your account in up to four payments over the term, depending on when you enroll in the payment plan. 

If you cannot pay all at once, you can use payment plans to budget your payments into smaller installments throughout the term. Here is what you need to know: 

  • A student or 3rd Party User can enroll in the payment plan each term. 
  • Account balance must be greater than $500 to be eligible
  • When you enroll, you'll pay the down payment fee plus the enrollment fee of $55.00
  • Accepted payment methods are bank accounts or credit or debit cards
  • Scheduled payments will automatically be deducted using your payment method on the 5th of each month of the payment plan. 
  • You will keep your student account in good standing while on an active payment plan-this means no holds and no late fees. 
  • Accounts will be subject to late fees if not enrolled in a payment plan prior to the regular due date (the 10th of each month). 
  • To enroll, visit one.iu.edu, and search for "View/Pay Bursar Bill." Open the app, and click the "Create or View a Payment Plan" button.
Fall payment plan schedule
Last Day to EnrollRequired Down PaymentNumber of Scheduled PaymentsPayment dates (auto-deducted)
Sept 2625%3Oct 5, Nov 5, Dec 5
Oct 2533%2Nov 5, Dec 5
Nov 1050%1Dec 5

If you’re an international student, you can pay in your own currency by using either Flywire or GlobalPay for Students. The exchange rate is competitive and there’s no transaction fee for IU East students (though your bank may charge a fee). Both services are more convenient and cost less than wires directly from your bank to IU.

Make sure you follow all directions for whichever payment processor you choose. We’ll post the U.S. dollar equivalent to your student account, usually within five business days after your local bank transfers the money. Make sure you start the process with plenty of time before your bill is due.

If you’re a sponsored student, an agency outside the university is paying your student fees. This can be an employer, government agency, vocational rehabilitation, military branch, foreign government, trust, or other funding source.

Learn more about sponsor payments

A 529 plan, also called a qualified tuition program, is designed to help families set aside money for college. Every state and many financial and educational institutions have 529 plans.

Learn more about 529 plans

Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 plan

If you are an account owner for a CollegeChoice 529 plan, you have four options for making a payment:

The first three options allow your payment to be made to you as the account owner, to the beneficiary, or to the school. The fourth option allows payment to the account owner only, unless a prior payment has been made to the school.

Once you’ve made a request, it takes approximately 15 days to receive the check, so plan accordingly. Make sure the student’s name and 10-digit university ID number are included in the memo section of the check. Mail checks to IU East’s lockbox address.

Other 529 plans

Payments from 529 plans other than Indiana’s CollegeChoice, Ohio’s CollegeAdvantage, and the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust require specific information from IU East. Please contact your plan’s administrator for additional information.

If you want to mail your payment, you must print a copy of your bill and mail it along with your check or money order to IU East’s lockbox address.

Make your check or money order payable to Indiana University. Checks and money orders must be payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.

Postdated checks, counter checks, and two-party checks (those made payable to a person, company, or institution other than Indiana University) are not accepted. Additionally, personal business checks may be returned if the account indicates to send guaranteed funds.

Any credit balance from a check payment will not be refunded until 21 calendar days from the date the payment posts to your bursar account.

All payments must be in U.S. currency.

Make in-person payments at the Office of Student Accounts (Bursar) during regular business hours.

For your convenience, you can deposit your check in the after-hours drop box outside the Office of Student Accounts, located on the first floor of Whitewater Hall. Make sure your name and university ID number are on your check. Do not place cash or signed traveler’s checks in the drop box.

Checks presented in person with our representatives at the Office of Student Accounts (Bursar) or placed in the lobby drop box may be converted into an electronic payment format.

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What happens if your payment doesn’t go through?

If your bank does not honor your check or electronic check (eCheck), your student account will be charged a service fee. In accordance with Indiana law, the returned payment service fee is $27.50 or five percent of your payment (not to exceed $250), depending on the reason the payment is returned.

If two or more payments fail

If two or more payments are returned, you may be required to make all future payments with guaranteed funds (cashier’s check, money order, or credit card). Additional payments by check or eCheck may not be accepted.

If a payment on a past due account fails

If a payment used to remove an encubrance, or financial hold, that allowed you to register is returned, you will be required to make all future payments with guaranteed funds. In addition, IU East reserves the right to cancel your enrollment.