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-hourssecure drop box on-campus.
Make sure you make your payment at least five business days prior to thedue date—or sooner, depending on your payment method—to help ensure that your bill is paid on time.
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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 (amount 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 themthird-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:
If you’re an international student, you can pay in your own currency by using either Flywire or Western Union Global Pay 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.
Contact your advisor and have them request 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.
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 toIU 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.
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.