2016-2017 Academic BLUEprint 
    Jun 02, 2020  
2016-2017 Academic BLUEprint [Archived]

Fee Information

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Bracket Information

Students who are enrolled in 12-18 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters pay a bracketed tuition rate.  If any courses are dropped during the term but the total number of registered hours are still within the 12-18 credit hours, will still be charged the same rate and no refund adjustments will be made.  Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours, will pay a different bracketed rate. 

Academic Fees for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

*Reduced rate for eligible students. Some program exclusions apply.

Academic Fees for Summer 2017

*Reduced rate for eligible students. Some program exclusions apply.

In addition, a Student Recreation Center Fee will also be assessed when a student enrolls in six or more on-campus credit hours for fall or spring and three or more on-campus credit hours for summer, beginning with the first fee assessment of the respective term.  The assessment of the fee will be $100 per semester Fall/Spring and $40 for the summer session.

A distance education delivery fee of $30 per undergraduate course and $50 per graduate course will also be assessed to distance learning courses.

Students are also assessed for any applicable laboratory fees, course fees, program fees, and/or applied music fees in certain classes for supplies and equipment usage, and/or special instruction/supervision.  For a list, visit the course fee page.  In addition, students are required to purchase textbooks for the respective programs.

The University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees at any time in the future. The right to correct errors is also reserved.                

Payment Procedures

An email notification will be sent to your ISU email address and to the email address provided by authorized users in the ISU Payment Suite after initial billing is completed for each term. The email will alert you when a new bill is available for viewing at http://www.indstate.edu/payisu. If you register after the initial billing date listed below you can access a current account summary through your MyISU Portal under the Student Tab.

The Sycamore Plan provides three payment plan options from which you may choose—the Single Payment Plan, the Monthly Payment Plan, or the Variable Payment Plan.   Should your bill not reach you, you will still be responsible for paying by the deadline dates associated with the plan of your choice.

The Single Payment Plan requires full payment of academic and housing fees* by the dates listed below for each term in which you are enrolled. If academic and mandatory fees* remain unpaid as of this date, the Variable Payment Plan Fee will be assessed according to the schedule below.

The Monthly Payment Plan** requires enrollment in the Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Program which allows you to spread your fall 2016/spring 2017 fees* over ten months, with payments due the first of each month from July 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. A $65 non-refundable enrollment fee is required. Budget payments are made directly to the TMS payment processor. If your TMS budget and other resources do not cover your academic and mandatory fees* as of this date, the Variable Payment Plan Fee will be assessed according to the schedule below.

The Variable Payment Plan allows you the flexibility of determining the amount and timing of your payments, requiring only that your account be paid in full no later than the dates listed below for each term in which you are enrolled. If academic and mandatory fees* remain unpaid as of this date, the Variable Payment Plan Fee will be assessed according to the schedule below.

  FALL 2016 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Initial Billing July 22, 2016 December 15, 2016 May 5, 2017
Payment Plan Due Dates:
  FALL 2016 SPRING 2017 SUMMER 2017
Single Payment Plan August 23, 2016 January 17, 2017 May 22, 2017
Monthly Payment Plan

1st of each month

July 2016-April 2017

1st of each month

July 2016-April 2017

Variable Payment Plan October 20, 2016 March 22, 2017 Varies

Includes laboratory, program, course, distance delivery, and recreation center fees. Excludes Non-term based Independent Study, Study Abroad, or Non-credit, and University Apartment fees and normally excludes non-web registered outreach courses.

**The Monthly Payment Plan is NOT a payment option during the summer terms.

Variable Payment Plan Fee Schedule:

Payment Methods:

For your convenience, Visa or MasterCard payments or electronic check payments may be made by going through the ISU Payment Suite (http://www.indstate.edu/payisu).  Payment may be made by Visa or MasterCard from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., weekdays by calling 812-237-3511.  There is also a payment drop box located on the north side of Parsons Hall. Payment may also be made in person by visiting the Office of the Controller, Account Analyst Area, or by mail by sending checks made payable to Indiana State University to: Indiana State University, Office of the Controller, Account Analysts, Parsons Hall, room P100, 200 North 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809. Should you choose to pay by mail or by utilizing the payment drop box, please write your student ID number on your check. For additional information call the Office of the Controller, 812-237-3535, or e-mail to: paymentplan@indstate.edu

Internal Collections Process

If you do not pay your account in full by the late fee assessment date listed below according to the term in which you are enrolled, you will be subject to the Internal Collections Process, which may result in assignment to University Collections Specialists. If you are assigned to University Collections Specialists note the following:

  • Your grades/records will be withheld
  • You will be prohibited from obtaining copies of your academic records (diplomas, transcripts, etc.)
  • You will be prohibited from registering for future terms
  • You will have a $55 late fee added to your account



FALL 2016



Internal Collection Process Begins

October 21, 2016

March 24, 2017

July 13, 2017



Financial Aid Procedures

Financial aid will pay for direct ISU charges which include tuition, fees, room, and board.  Aid that exceeds your direct charges will create a credit balance on your school account.  Such balances are paid to you as a check mailed to your address of record or by direct deposit to a designated bank account on file with the Office of the Controller.  For a Financial Aid policies and detailed information about Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements, renewal policies, what to do in a financial emergency, special deadlines, etc you may refer to:  http://www.indstate.edu/finaid/policies.htm.

Remember, many types of aid require full-time enrollment in order for you to receive your aid.  Your enrollment on the seventh and twenty-eighth day of classes is particularly important.  Changes in your enrollment, including adjustments in the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled, non-attendance in class, and your academic performance may all affect your financial aid eligibility.  These adjustments may also cause you to have financial obligations to the University and impact your future aid eligibility.  Please refer http://www.indstate.edu/finaid/enrollment-effects.htm for further details.

Summer Aid:

Financial Aid requirements for summer are different than a standard term.  For more specific information about using Financial Aid during the summer term, refer to http://www.indstate.edu/finaid/summeraid.htm.

Return of Title IV Aid Policy

The Federal government requires a prorated repayment of aid disbursed for any student who withdraws from all their classes before the term is completed.  This is required when you complete an official withdrawal by contacting the Office of Registration and Records, as well as for unofficial withdrawals for ceasing attendance in classes.  The federal Title IV aid programs included in this calculation are the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans. In addition, many state programs require ongoing monitoring as well, including the Frank O’Bannon Grant, 21st Century Scholars, and the Child of Disabled Veteran fee scholarship.

If the student withdraws from all classes, the University will return a portion of the financial aid money used to pay institutional charges (such as tuition, fees, or university housing) on the account. Sometimes this will leave some university charges unpaid, and the student will be billed for this amount. Also, if the student received aid funds directly (as a refund, for example) to be used for other educational expenses, the student may have to return some portion of that money. The amount due will appear on the student’s bill in about 45 days after the withdrawal date.   ISU’s Office of Student Financial Aid “Return of Title IV Aid Policy” is explained in more detail on the office’s Web site at http://www.indstate.edu/finaid.