Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin

Fees and Expenses


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.

2021-22 Mandatory Tuition and Fees

 Residency/Program  Tuition Rate
 Indiana Resident  $400.68 per credit hour
 Non-Resident  $784.96 per credit hour
 Non-Resident Reciprocity or Online Program*  $400.68 per credit hour*
 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online  $430.00 per credit hour
 Master of Health Administration (MHA) Online  $432.00 per credit hour

*Students enrolled in all online courses are assessed the Indiana Resident tuition rate, with the exception of the MBA and MHA online programs.

Program Fees. Students in the following academic programs are assessed an additional program fee* per credit hour: Nursing, MSN ($100/hour); Nursing, DNP ($150/hour); Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy ($100/hour); and Master of Social Work ($50/hour). 

University Services Fee. Students who register for eight or more credit hours per semester will be charged a $30* University Services Fee. Students who register for more than three and fewer than eight credit hours per semester will be charged $22.75*. Students who register for three or fewer hours per semester will be charged a University Services Fee of $10*.

*Please note the fees listed are based on the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees approved rates. At the time of publication actual rates for 2021-2022 had not been approved. Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for the most up to date tuition and fee rates.

Miscellaneous Fees*

Application Fee. Students submitting an application for Graduate Studies must remit a $40 non-refundable application fee.

Health Professions Insurance Fee. A $20 fee is assessed to students enrolled in courses that involve course work with direct patient care.

Hybrid Course Fee.  A $25 fee is assessed for each hybrid course. This fee supports the cost of the design, development, and implementation of innovative and engaging high-qualify hybrid leaning experiences.

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 a summer session). 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 a summer session).

Online Learning Non-resident Delivery Fee. A $30 per credit hour delivery fee is assessed for all non-resident online learning students.

Online Learning Fee. A $50 online learning fee is assessed for each online learning course. Online learning courses also may have additional fees that are course-specific.

Parking Fine. The Parking Office may assess fines for parking and traffic violations in accordance with University of Southern Indiana traffic regulations.

PLA Credit – Portfolio Review Fee. Students attempting a Portfolio Review for possible credit will be assessed a $250 fee.

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 enrolled in an on-campus course will be assessed a $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 $85. Students who register for more than three and fewer than eight credit hours per semester will be charged $115. Students who register for eight or more credit hours per semester will be charged $140.

*Please note the fees listed are based on the 2020-2021 Board of Trustees approved rates. At the time of publication actual rates for 2021-2022 had not been approved. Please visit the Bursar’s Office website for the most up to date tuition and fee rates.

Refund Policy

Fall and spring semesters: Refunds vary based on the length of the course and program of study.* 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 given for courses dropped thereafter. Students enrolled in the MBA online program who drop during the first week of the course will receive a 100 percent refund. No refund will be given for courses dropped thereafter.

Summer sessions: Students who drop one or more standard-length courses during the first two days of a summer session will receive a 100 percent refund; during the third or fourth day, a 75 percent refund; during the fifth or sixth day, a 50 percent refund; and during the seventh or eighth day, a 25 percent refund.* No refund will be given for dropped courses thereafter. Students enrolled in the MBA online program who drop during the first week of the course will receive a 100 percent refund. No refund will be given for courses dropped thereafter.

*Courses meeting other than the standard length (including cross-term summer courses and courses for online accelerated programs) have different schedule revision, refund, and drop/withdrawal 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 first of every month. An email is sent notifying the student a billing statement is available to view in TouchNet. Students may view their account activity at any time, which reflects the current and most up-to-date balance. Payment due dates are based on the student’s registration period. Registration and payment due dates are published on the Bursar’s website and on the billing statement. Students must remit payment or enter into the University’s payment plan by the due date on the billing statement. Payment plans are available every semester and divide the account balance into more affordable, monthly payments. To make a payment or enroll in a payment plan, log into MyUSI and click on the TouchNet icon. TouchNet accepts e-checks and credit/debit cards. There is no fee for Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments. A 2.85 percent convenience fee will be assessed for all debit and credit card payments. The Bursar’s Office also accepts in person payments with cash, personal check, or money order.

Bursar’s Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For billing and payment questions, visit www.usi.edu/bursar or email bursar@usi.edu.