Billing and Finances - Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions. For assistance, contact Bursar Operations.

  • Whether or not you receive a bill is determined by the timing of and method of your registration. Please follow Web scheduling instructions regarding obtaining your account balance and information regarding payment responsibilities. You are responsible for paying by the deadlines that exist for your term of enrollment. Please be aware that you can view your account balance at any time by following instructions at account summary.

  • Students may view their e-bill at Paper bills will not be mailed.

  • In July 2012, Indiana State University made the transition from paper tuition bills to electronic tuition bills. The electronic bills are loaded into the ISU Student Account Suite. You will receive an email message at your Indiana State University Sycamore email address alerting you that your e-Bill is available to view and pay. Refund checks will be mailed to the mailing address, as maintained in the Office of Registration and Records, unless you have signed up for direct deposit of student refunds.

  • To change your mailing address, log onto the MyISU Portal using your University username and password, click on the "Student Self Service" badge, and choose "Self Service Menu" under the "Miscellaneous" tab at the top of the screen. Students can then choose "Personal Information" from the self-service menu at the top of the following page.

  • Account analysts in Parsons Hall 100 are available to answer questions in person, by telephone at (812) 237-3511, or via e-mail at

    Specific questions regarding your financial aid should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 1-800-841-4744 or via e-mail at

  • Do not ignore your bill and wait for an adjusted bill if the one you receive does not reflect a credit you are expecting. New bills are not necessarily generated before the next due date. If the anticipated credit is not reflected on your student account by the due date, you may be required to pay the total due and be reimbursed when the anticipated credit is received.

  • While we understand that this may be an inconvenience, we are required by federal regulation to limit the application of certain types of aid to specific charges.

  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans are credited to the student's account. Any excess funds are refunded to either the parent or student depending on the option the parent selected at the time of the application (excludes summer semesters). Direct Deposit is not available for parent PLUS loans.

  • Yes. For details, see payment plans.

  • The Tuition Management Systems budget for the semester is credited to your account at the beginning of each term. If you have under-budgeted and still owe a balance, you either need to increase your budget or pay the difference to the University, in addition to the monthly payments you are making to Tuition Management Systems.

  • If you have received an outside scholarship check, you should take it to Pam Barnett in the Office of the Controller, Parsons Hall 100, for further processing.

  • For information and assistance, see residency.

  • Respond to all communication you receive from the University by the stated deadline.


The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.