Tuition and Fees
All University fees and assessments are established by the USI Board of Trustees, who reserves the right to make necessary adjustments in academic and student services fees or residence charges at any future time.
Undergraduate tuition for the 2015 spring semester was $221.22 per semester hour for Indiana students and $532.56 per semester hour for non-resident students.* Graduate tuition was $324.84 per semester hour for resident students and $640.46 per semester hour for non-resident students.* There may be additional fees assessed for courses with laboratory or studio requirements.
Students in the following academic programs will have additional program fee(s): Nursing (RN completion, BSN, MSN, and DNP); Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy; Engineering.
New undergraduate students are assessed a one-time, non-refundable $100 matriculation fee the first term they enroll (covers Orientation and Welcome Week activities), as well as a one-time, non-refundable $125 enrollment fee.
Students are assessed the following fees* for each term in which they enroll:
|University Services Fee
||Transportation and Parking Fee
|Eight or more hours
||Eight or more hours
|More than three and fewer than eight hours
||More than three and fewer than eight hours
|Three or fewer credit hours
||Three or fewer credit hours
Student Activity Fee–$50 per semester
Counseling Center Fee–$25 per semester (excludes Distance Learning students)
Housing Bucks–$50 per semester for students who live in an on-campus apartment
If a student first registers on or after the first day of the term, a late registration fee will be assessed:
Late Registration Fee–$35 during the first week of term; $125 after first week of term
* Inflationary increases are expected for tuition and fees. Visit www.usi.edu/admission/tuition-fees or contact the Bursar's Office at the University after July 1 for actual fees for fall 2015.
USI Express Pay
USI has partnered with Nelnet to offer USI Express Pay, an electronic system to view, print, and pay bills online. Students and any authorized payers will receive an email notification whenever a new eBill or monthly statement is available online. View an account history and current status at any time! Pay online by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express (a convenience fee of 2.7 percent of the bill will be charged by Nelnet). Pay online by e-check debit to your checking or savings account to avoid paying the convenience fee. Contact the Bursar's Office with any questions; 812-464-1842 or 800-467-1965 (option #4).
The speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks at all times. Housing parking spaces are reserved for residents of that neighborhood (McDonald, O'Daniel, or residence halls); visitors must park in visitor areas only, and only during posted visitation hours. Campus lots have few restrictions, and those areas with restrictions are posted. Parking is allowed in marked spaces only. Parking is NOT allowed on boulevards, roadways, loading zones, within ten (10) feet of fire hydrants, or in other posted restricted zones identified by signs and yellow paint.
A list of vehicle and parking regulations may be found at www.usi.edu/parking. If a vehicle is found in violation of any University traffic regulations, the vehicle's registered owner will be held responsible. The schedule of fines is as follows: parking in a handicapped zone, reckless driving, speeding, and other moving violations—$50 each; wheel lock ('boot') removal—$40; all other violations—$10 for the first citation, $40 for subsequent violations.
Parking Department Office Hours
|Monday - Thursday
||7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
||7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
Residents of campus apartments and residence halls are required to register their vehicle and will receive a color-coded parking decal. Campus apartment and residence hall students are restricted to one parking space per resident. Faculty, staff, and commuter students are urged to register their vehicle, but will not have a decal. For online vehicle registration, visit www.usi.edu/parking and select Online Vehicle Registration.
Transportation and Parking Fees
Students will be assessed a transportation and parking fee for each semester, according to the number of hours in which they are enrolled: $105 for eight or more hours; $84 for four to seven hours; $63 for one to three hours. This fee will be added to each semester's tuition bill. Students who are taking only distance learning or off-campus courses will not be assessed a transportation and parking fee that semester.
Campus Apartment and Residence Hall Residents
Students living in campus apartment housing (McDonald West and East, O'Daniel North and South complexes) and residence halls will be issued a color-coded parking decal, to be permanently attached and displayed on the rear window of the vehicle. Apartment residents may park only in the area designated for their decal. This restriction includes visitor parking areas. Apartment and residence hall residents are allowed only one decal at a time. Apartment residents and residence hall residents are not permitted to park in campus lots between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. on class days. Shuttle busses make regular rounds from the housing areas to the main campus during the normal school year.
Faculty, Staff, and Commuter Students
Faculty, staff, and commuter students will not have a parking decal and are allowed to park in all campus lots, except where restricted by signage.
Damaged or Stolen Parking Decals
If your parking decal is stolen or becomes damaged, notify the USI Parking Department immediately. A fee may be assessed for replacement.
State-issued handicapped parking placards, license plates, and University temporary handicap permits will be honored in all University parking lots.