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.
2018-19 Mandatory Tuition and Fees
In-state undergraduate students pay a total of $258.96 per credit hour. Non-resident undergraduate students pay a non-resident fee of $628.55 per credit hour. 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 and BSN); Engineering; Computer Science; Health Informatics and Information Management; Social Work.
University Services Fee. The University Services Fee funds expenditures in the areas of student publications, the O'Daniel Leadership Academy, and other student development programs. Students who register for eight or more credit hours per fall or spring semester will be charged a $30 University Services Fee. Students who register for more than three and fewer than eight credit hours per fall and spring semester will be charged $22.75. Students who register for three or fewer hours per fall or spring semester will be charged a University Services Fee of $10.
Audit Fee. There is a $50 audit fee for each course being audited, plus any applicable Distance Education fees and lab/special fees associated with each course. The audit student attends the class without participating in the recitation and without credit.
Application Fee. Students submitting an application for Undergraduate Admission must remit a $40 nonrefundable application fee.
Assessment Fee. An assessment fee of $125 is charged to all first time registrants of the University. This gives students access to electronically store all of their course work in one area which will be accessible to them even after graduation.
Counseling Services Fee. A $25 fee charged to all students to support services offered by the Counseling Center.
Distance Education Non-resident Delivery Fee. A $30 per credit hour delivery fee is assessed for all non-resident students taking online learning courses.
Distance Education/Online Learning Fee. A $50 distance education/online learning fee is assessed for each online learning course. Online learning courses also may have additional fees that are course-specific.
Enrollment Fee. A $150 fee charged to all new students their first semester of attendance.
Health Professions Insurance. A $20 fee is assessed to students enrolled in courses that involve course work with direct patient care.
Laboratory Fees. Charges ranging from $50 to $75 are made to all students who enroll in select courses. These charges and courses are identified at each registration period.
Late Registration Fee. A fee of $50 will be assessed to a student who registers during the first week of a term (first two days of First and Second summer, first day of Third Summer). A fee of $150 will be assessed to a student who enrolls at any time subsequent to the end of the first week of classes (first two days of First and Second summer, first day of Third Summer).
Matriculation Fee. First-time registrants will be assessed a matriculation fee. This fee will be used to fund expenditures in the areas of student orientation, welcome week, and various other student development programs. A first-time student enrollee will be charged $150.
Parking Fine. The Parking Office may assess fines for parking and traffic violations in accordance with University of Southern Indiana traffic regulations.
Special Course Fee. Charges not exceeding $350 are assessed to students enrolled in certain courses involving unique costs. The amount of this fee will vary by course.
Student Activity Fee. All students will be assessed a non-mandatory $100 per semester student activity fee. This fee is used to support the University Recreation and Fitness Center, Intramural Recreational Services, and various student programs.
Transportation and Parking Fee. All students who attend classes on campus will be assessed a transportation and parking fee. Students who register for three or fewer hours per semester will be charged $78. Students who register for more than three and fewer than eight credit hours per semester will be charged $104. Students who register for eight or more credit hours per semester will be charged $130.
NOTE: Miscellaneous fees listed above are the 2017-18 rates. The USI Board of Trustees will set miscellaneous fees for 2018-19 at its July 2018 meeting. Visit www.usi.edu/bursar after July 20, 2018, for a schedule of the 2018-19 miscellaneous fees.
Fall and spring semesters: Students who drop one or more full-term courses during the first week of a semester will receive a 100 percent refund of fees; during the second week of a semester, a 75 percent refund; during the third week of a semester, a 50 percent refund; and during the fourth week of a semester, a 25 percent refund.* No refund will be made for courses dropped thereafter.
Summer sessions: Students who drop one more standard-length courses during the first two days of First or Second summer (first day of Third Summer) will receive a 100 percent refund; during the third or fourth day of First or Second summer (second day of Third Summer), a 75 percent refund; during the fifth or sixth day of First or Second summer (third day of Third Summer), a 50 percent refund; and during the seventh or eighth day of First or Second summer (fourth day of Third Summer), a 25 percent refund.* No refund will be given for dropped courses thereafter.
*Courses meeting other than the standard length have different drop/refund dates. Check www.usi.edu/registrar/schedule-changes/refund-schedules or contact the Registrar's Office for these dates.
Billing and Payment
The Bursar's Office publishes student billing statements on or around the 10th day of every month. Students must remit payment or enter into the University's payment plan by the due date on the billing statement. Fees may be paid by using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, cash, personal check, e-check, or money order. A 2.85 percent convenience fee will be assessed for all debit and credit card payments.