You have several options when it comes to paying your IU Fort Wayne bursar bill. So you can avoid potentially long lines, we encourage you to pay online, by mail, or by visiting Student Central in Neff Hall Room 110.
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.
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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 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 Fort Wayne staff do not have access to your confidential banking information.
If your bursar account is in good standing, you can pay via the personal deferment option (PDO). The PDO allows you to pay your current term charges in multiple installments, depending on when you register for classes. If you’re eligible, a deferment amount will be listed on your bill. Most tuition and fees are eligible for the PDO; however, repayments of short-term loans and refunds are due in full.
Using the PDO is simple: All you need to do is to pay the deferment amount shown on your bill by the due date. That’s it! This payment indicates you’re taking advantage of the PDO and want to defer a portion of your balance until the next billing cycle.
If you pay an amount other than the deferment amount, you’re telling us that you don’t wish to participate in the PDO for that semester. In this case, you must pay the total due on your bill to keep your bursar account current and avoid a late payment fee.
Keep in mind that PDO is not offered on a past-due balance. Any past-due charge will be included in the deferment amount at 100 percent. No partial payment is available.
If you do not pay one of the two stated amounts on your bill (either the deferment amount or the total due) we will not waive your late payment fee and we will not reinstate the PDO for the current semester. However, if your bursar account is brought current prior to the first bill of the next term, the PDO will be offered for that term.
Due dates and deferment amounts
Bursar bills are generally due on the 10th day of each month. Dates are subject to change, so refer to the due date on each bill for the payment deadline.
September: Defer 75 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
October: Defer 66 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
November: Defer 50 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
December: Balance is due in full.
January: Defer 75 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
February: Defer 66 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
March: Defer 50 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
April: Balance is due in full.
May: Defer 75 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
June: Defer 66 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
July: Defer 50 percent of current term charges for a $15 deferment fee.
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 Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne’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 to the IU Fort Wayne Payment Center:
IU Fort Wayne Payment Center PO Box 6020 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6020
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 Student Central office during regular business hours.
Checks presented in person with our representatives at Student Central may be converted into an electronic payment format.
Make sure you pay on time and that you have sufficient funds to cover your bill to avoid these potential pitfalls.
If your bank returns a nonnegotiable check or electronic payment, you’ll be assessed a nonrefundable service charge. You may also be barred from enrolling at IU Fort Wayne.
The current service charge is $27.50 or 5 percent of payment value, whichever is greater (not to exceed $250). If your bank returns two or more nonnegotiable payments, you will not be able to pay with a check in the future.
Your student account will be charged a late payment fee of 1.5 percent each month that it’s past due. Late fees are costly, and you can avoid them easily by paying the amount due or deferment amount by the due date.