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Payment Information

Credit card payments must be made via E-Pay. A 2.75% non-refundable convenience fee is charged to the credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. 

Electronic payments can also be made via E-Pay from a personal checking or savings accounts.  There is NO fee for this type of payment.

For E-Pay navigation details, review our instructional video here. 

Please Note:

Credit card payments via mail, phone, or in-person cannot be processed.

Paper checks are accepted. Please include student's BU ID on the face of the check and mail to:

Office of Student Accounts

4600 Sunset Ave.

Indianapolis, IN  46208   

Fall and Spring Semesters

Students who register through the early registration process for the fall semester receive an E-Bill (electronic billing statement) mid-July for tuition & fees. Room and board charges will be included for those who have submitted housing contracts to Residence Life prior to the July E-Bill. Payment for the July E-Bill is due in full by the 1st of August unless the student is enrolled in the Monthly Payment Plan. For the spring semester, early registered students receive an E-Bill mid-December which is due in full by the 2nd of January unless the student is enrolled in the spring semester Monthly Payment Plan. Failure to pay the student account balance in full by the due date may result in the cancellation of classes.

Students who register during regular and/or late registration will be required to pay all charges in full by the due date indicated on their E-Bill. Students who are not enrolled in the Monthly Payment Plan and have not paid the account balance due in full by the first day of each semester will be assessed a monthly finance charge of 1.5% (18% APR).

The University offers a Monthly Payment Plan for eligible students. To participate in plan, students are required to enroll in the plan by logging on to their my.butler.edu account during designated enrollment dates only.  (Information regarding specific dates for enrollment are made available in the Monthly Payment Plan section.) The Monthly Payment Plan allows students to divide semester tuition, fees, room and board, and miscellaneous charges into manageable monthly payments. The Monthly Payment Plan fee is $25.00 per semester for the 4 month plan. See Monthly Payment Plan for details. Please keep in mind that scheduled payment plan payments must be received in full by the due date indicated on the E-Bill to avoid late payment penalties.  

Financial aid funds (e.g., outside scholarships, loans, etc.) are NOT considered payment plan payments.  Pre-payments and financial aid funds are deducted from the total balance due and will reduce future payment plan amounts. 

Students with past due balances and/or poor payment histories with the University may have classes cancelled and will be denied participation in the Monthly Payment Plan.  All past due balances must be paid before a student will be permitted to enroll in a new semester.

Summer Term

Electronic billing statements (E-Bills) are published the second Wednesday of every month. The balance is  due in full within the first five days of the month following the date the bill was published.  Due dates are indicated on the E-Bills.

The first E-Bill for the summer term  is published the second Wednesday in May and due in full within the first 5 days of June. (The due date is indicated on the May E-Bill.)

There is not a payment plan available for charges incurred during the summer term.

Refund of Tuition Charge

For information regarding tuition refunds, please review the Fall 2018 Institutional Refund Schedule AND Spring 2019 Institutional Refund Schedule. If you have questions or need specific information regarding the Summer Institutional Refund Policy, please contact the Office of Student Accounts directly.  For further details, please visit the Refund Policy page.

NOTE:  Students who fail to attend class and/or pay their tuition, are not considered withdrawn from the course(s). Withdrawals must be made through the academic adviser or dean of the college in which the student is enrolled.

Prepaid Tuition Plan

The University provides a tuition prepayment plan which guarantees a fixed tuition rate for all prepaid semesters. The prepaid tuition rates are based on the first term in which the student participates in the prepaid program. This program applies only to students enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree or pharmacy program. The prepayment plan does not apply to graduate programs. The Prepaid Tuition Summary provides general information. For additional information, please e-mail studentaccounts@butler.edu

Unpaid Items

A student who is past due in any debt to the University will have a financial hold placed on his/her student account. The student is not permitted to register in any school or college of the University and is not entitled to an official or unofficial transcript or grade report from the Office of Registration and Records and will not receive a diploma or be permitted to apply for readmission to Butler University until the balance has been paid in full.  

Any check (electronic or paper) presented to the University that fails to clear the bank is subject to a $25 returned check fee. The fee and the returned check amount will be posted to the student's account.  If the check is for payment of a debt, it will also be considered as nonpayment. Students may also be held responsible for reasonable collections fees, attorney fees and court costs without relief of evaluation and appraisement law to collect outstanding balances.

Credit Balance Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts requires students to complete a Refund Request form to receive a refund check. However, if the credit on the account is due to a Federal Direct Loan or other Federal Title IV financial aid, the Office of Student Accounts will issue a check to the student without the written request. If the credit balance on the account is due to a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), the refund check will be issued to the parent borrower and mailed to the address on file. Students, who do not want refunds issued automatically due to credit balances created by Federal Title IV funds, can provide written documentation to the Office of Student Accounts.

With the exception of PLUS refunds, checks are issued to students only.

Refund checks are not issued when school is not in session.

Outside Billing

The University will bill a third party for tuition, room and board, and miscellaneous fees provided:

  1. A voucher and/or written authorization is received by the Office of Student Accounts office prior to the beginning of each semester.
  2. Payment will be made on or before the first day of the semester.

The University will not bill any employer or third party who pays upon completion of the course(s). Any balance remaining unpaid on the first day of the semester, will be assessed a monthly finance charge of 1.5% (18% APR). If the third party will not pay the finance charge, the student will be responsible for payment.