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IUPUI 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 has become prohibitively expensive because of transactions fees charged to the university.

In order to continue to accept credit card payments made with VISA, MasterCard,Discover, and American Express on bursar accounts at IUPUI and IUPUC, a 2.75%* convenience fee (service charge) will be assessed 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. In addition, IUPUI has a deferment option to assist with payment options for students and their families.

  • The credit card payment option will be available through the IU Bursar Pay online service. IUPUI and IUPUC will not accept credit card payments through the mail, in person, or over the phone.
  • Students and 3rd Party Users who choose the credit card option to pay a bursar account will be charged by the third party vendor a non-refundable, per transaction service charge of 2.75% of the payment amount.
  • Credit card payments may be made with VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • All costs for choosing to pay with a credit card must be assumed by the student or 3rd Party User. The University does not receive, nor will it underwrite, any portion of the service charge.

Please know we are working to maximize alternative payment methods for our students in the most efficient manner. This will allow us to continue to offer payments via credit cards on bursar accounts to those who choose that method without requiring all students to subsidize this payment method.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my payment options at IUPUI and IUPUC?
IUPUI is committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses including e-check, check, cash and credit cards. IUPUI and IUPUC also offer a Personal Deferment option for the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
How do I make an e-check payment?
For step by step instructions on how to make an e-check payment please visit the Pay Guide
What is the Deferment Option?
Students who register prior to the first billing of a semester may qualify for our Deferment Option. The deferment payment amount will include 100% of any prior term or past due charges, 100% of any optional selections (JagTag, Rec Fee, etc.) and approximately 25% of any currently unpaid credit hour, course related and mandatory fees and current term housing charges. The deferment payment will be calculated and clearly indicated on the first bill of each term.

A Deferment Service Charge of $15.00* will be added to the student's next bill. Denial of the deferment option may occur if payments are received after the payment due date (the third Tuesday of the month in which the bill is generated).

The second payment will be due as billed on the second statement of each term. The balance on the account could then be paid in full or may be paid in two additional payments. Again, the deferment payment will be listed on the statement and a $15.00* Deferment Service Charge will be added to the student's next bill.

The third payment will be due as billed on the third statement of a term. The third payment may be paid in full or may be paid in one additional payment. Again, the deferment payment will be listed on the statement and a $15.00* Deferment Service Charge will be added to the student's next bill.

The fourth payment will be due as billed on the fourth statement of the term.

A payment received that is equal or greater than the required deferment payment, and less than the total amount due, will be processed as a payment on the payment plan. In this case, the service charge will be applied to the account. Financial aid credits, fee remissions, sponsor authorizations, etc., are already taken into consideration when determining the deferment payments.

*Note: service charge amount is subject to change.
What credit cards does IUPUI & IUPUC accept?
IUPUI & IUPUC accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Credit card payments can only be made online via IU Bursar Pay and cannot be made over the phone, by mail or in-person. Credit card payments will be assessed a convenience fee.
What is the convenience fee?
2.75%* is the convenience fee (aka service charge) established by our third party credit card processor to cover the credit card transaction fees for payments on a bursar account. IUPUI & IUPUC will not receive any part of the service charge.

*Note: Convenience fee (service charge) percentage is subject to change.
Why is a fee being charged for the use of my credit card?
BIUPUI & IUPUC are committed to providing students and their families a range of options for paying their educational expenses. The credit card payment method has become prohibitively expensive because of the fees associated with credit card transaction processing. This expense was paid by University tuition revenues and therefore reduces the tuition dollars available for academic programs and services for all students. In an effort to contain costs, IUPUI & IUPUC made the decision to implement the convenience fee for using credit cards for paying a student bursar account to students/payers.
Is there any way I can avoid paying a convenience fee?
You can avoid paying the 2.75%* convenience fee by paying online with an e-check (an electronic debit to your checking or savings account). You may also pay by personal check sent via U.S. Mail. For IUPUI payments the check should be made payable to IUPUI Office of the Bursar and addressed to: IUPUI Office of the Bursar, P O Box 6020, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6020. For IUPUC payments the check should be made payable to IUPUC Office of the Bursar and addressed to IUPUC Office of the Bursar, 4601 Central Avenue, Columbus, IN 47203.

*Note: Convenience fee (service charge) percentage is subject to change.
If I make a credit card payment in error will my convenience fee be refunded?
No. The convenience fee is not refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited or charged back.
If I use my debit card to pay my bursar account charges, will I be charged the convenience fee?
Yes. If you use your debit card to pay your bursar account charges, you will be charged the 2.75%* convenience fee. For checking or savings account debits, please use the e-check option to avoid paying the convenience fee.

*Note: Convenience fee (service charge) percentage is subject to change.
Will the convenience fee that I am charged be included on my student bursar account statement
No. The convenience fee is a fee assessed by a third party company in addition to the payment on the student bursar account. The convenience fee will not appear on your student bursar account statement.
How will this appear on my credit card statement?
One transaction will appear on your credit card statement if you pay by MasterCard, Discover or American Express. The transaction will include the payment made to IUPUI/IUPUC and the convenience fee charged by the vendor. If paying by VISA, there will be one transaction for the bursar account payment and one transaction for the convenience fee. Note: For tax purposes keep the transaction receipts, do not rely on the credit card statements since it will include the convenience fee.
Will other areas at IUPUI & IUPUC also be charging the convenience fee?
>At this time, this charge only applies to payments made on a bursar account. At this time, we are not aware of any other areas with a 2.75% convenience fee. Note: Application fees are not on the student account.
What if I'm getting a refund for tuition and fees because of a credit balance on my student bursar account and I paid my account with a credit card?
The University is required to refund any over-payments made by credit card back to the credit card account. The convenience fee will not be refunded.
What if I make a credit card payment for more than I owe on my student bursar account?
The third-party payment system will not allow payments for more than the account balance.
Are other Universities charging a convenience fee for credit card transactions?
Yes. Credit card convenience fees are not unique to IUPUI. Many other schools such as Purdue University, Ball State University, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, and Wayne State currently charge convenience fees for credit card transactions.
How do I make a credit card payment?
For step by step instructions on how to make a credit card payment please visit here.
How will I know if my payment is approved?
When credit card payments are approved an online confirmation receipt is issued by the third-party payment processor to the email address you specify.
What happens if I make a mistake when I enter my credit card information online?
If a credit card number or other personal information is entered that is inconsistent with your credit card account, the payment will be rejected immediately. If the payment is rejected, you will be notified that your payment has been rejected.
Can I make a credit card payment over the phone?
Credit card payments cannot be made over the phone or via mail. This is a security measure to ensure confidentiality of your payment information.
Can I pay in person using a credit card?
Credit card payments can be made at any internet-accessible device. If you're on campus and want to make a credit card payment, you can access the internet at one of the various public computer stations on campus.
Often I receive checks from my credit card company. Can I use the routing number and account number on these checks to make an electronic check (e-check) payment?
No. The credit card companies will not honor this type of check used electronically. The payment will be returned as "account not found." You may use this type of check to pay via U.S. Mail (see question 8 for mailing instructions). The convenience fee will not be assessed on this type of payment.