Fee Assessment Policy

Academic Fees

Students are expected to pay the annual rate charged for the academic year regardless of the beginning and ending dates. School of Medicine fees, as approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees, will be billed by the IUPUI Office of the Bursar and payment will be due on the following approximate schedule.

First- and Second-Year Students
  • One-half annual rate for fall (typically due in August)
  • One-half annual rate for spring (typically due in December)
Third- and Fourth-Year Students
  • One-third annual rate for summer (typically due in May)
  • One-third annual rate for fall (typically due in August)
  • One-third annual rate for spring (typically due in December)

Late payment of University obligations may result in the assessment of late charges and restriction of certain University services. Effective July 1, 2008 the late payment fee will increase to $25 assessed on a monthly basis.

Fees for a student not taking all of the standard medical school courses during the academic year will be assessed at the current School of Medicine professional credit-hour rate, not to exceed the full-time annual rate for the number of hours to be taken. Students who are required to repeat any academic work previously attempted will be assessed at the appropriate rate for the repeat work. This may be the full annual rate or the credit-hour rate, depending on the extent of the work repeated.

First- and second-year students participating in an approved combined degree program will be assessed for medical school course work at the School of Medicine's professional credit-hour rate. Regular medical school course work that will also be used to satisfy degree requirements for the student's graduate degree will be assessed at the graduate credit-hour rate if such dual credit is noted on the student's approved plan of study. Graduate course work taken solely to satisfy graduate degree requirements will be assessed at the graduate credit-hour rate.

Other Fees

The University and the School of Medicine assess other, non-academic fees. Fee bills for both fall and spring registrations will each include an assessment for one-half the annual premium for the required health insurance. Graduating seniors will have a pro-rated amount shown on their spring semester bill. All Indianapolis-based medical students are assessed a student activity fee and an athletic development fee.

The microscope rental charge (if applicable) will be included with the fee statement. If a student wishes to provide his/her own microscope, the microscope must meet rigid standards and be approved by the Microscope Committee of the School of Medicine. Storage space for personal instruments is not provided in the teaching laboratories.

Students entering the Indiana University School of Medicine are required to own and use computers. To support the use of technology in the curriculum, a technology fee is assessed on both the fall and spring bill. Third- and fourth-year students will also be assessed a technology fee in the summer term.

These fees are subject to change based on University administrative action. Bills are ELECTRONIC. A notification is sent to the student's IUPUI email address letting them know a bill is ready for pick up. The balance of the student account, their current bill, plus their electronic bill history can be viewed by the student or their designated third party via the OneStart portal. For exact academic year rates, contact the Dean's Office for Medical Student Affairs at (317) 274-1970.

Refund Policy

Refunds to first- and second-year students will be made in accordance with the term attendance schedule. Refund dates will be governed by the official starting date of classes for each term based on the following schedule.

For Withdrawal During:
  1. 1st week of classes: 100%
  2. 2nd week of classes: 75%
  3. 3rd week of classes: 50%
  4. 4th week of classes: 25%
  5. 5th week of classes and after: No refund

Refunds to third- and fourth-year students will be prorated according to the number of units taken prior to withdrawal. Refunds will be applied toward any outstanding account charges. Remaining credit balances may be refunded to the student.

Financial Services

Student Financial Services in the Dean's Office for Medical Student Affairs offers financial aid services that include short-term loans, information on summer employment opportunities between first and second-year, apartment and mortgage letters, and other services related to the student's financial well-being. The office is located in the Medical Science Building, Room 119. Students can contact the office by calling (317) 274-8568 or by e-mailing José Espada at Financial aid information, including school and non-school sources of scholarships, can be found on the Dean's Office for Medical Student Affairs Web site Financial Aid pages. Free scholarship searches are available on the IUPUI Financial Aid Web site at

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