Fee and Refund Policy

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Fees are set by the Board of Trustees of Purdue University and are subject to change by the board without notice.

Course Fees

Purdue University North Central has a fee structure different from that at the West Lafayette campus. Fees are based on an established amount per credit hour. In addition, a laboratory fee will be charged if the course includes laboratory work. Current course fees for undergraduate and graduate students, both residents and nonresidents, may be obtained on the Bursar’s website.

In general, a student will be considered as a resident for tuition purposes if that student has lived in the State of Indiana for at least the 12 months preceding the first day of classes for the semester in which admission is sought. Questions concerning the policy or the classification of an individual student should be addressed to the Registrar.

Note: Students who have received a baccalaureate degree will pay graduate fees except under the following conditions:

  • If the student is pursuing an additional baccalaureate degree in a discipline different from that in which a baccalaureate degree is presently held;
  • If the student is enrolling in undergraduate courses clearly for personal enrichment or occupational requirements and no intent exists to pursue an advanced degree.

Late Registration Fee

Students registering after the regular registration dates will be assessed a non-refundable late registration fee of $25 per course to a maximum of $100.

Student Service Fee

All undergraduate students must pay a student service fee. Fees will be assessed or refunded on the student fee statement in the same manner as calculated for collegiate courses. Student Service Fees are used to support athletic/recreational programming, the Voice, special events, the Child Care Service, other campus activities and parking. Graduate students will be assessed the parking portion of the fee only.

Technology Fee

All students must pay a Technology fee. Fees will be assessed or refunded on the student fee statement in the same manner as calculated for collegiate courses. The money from this fee is used to purchase computers and other technology equipment for student use.

Repair and Rehabilitation Fee

All students will be assessed the R&R fee.  The money from this fee will be designated to maintain and improve academic and administrative facilities and infrastructure on the North Central campus.

Breakage Fees

Course fees include the cost of normal breakage and wear and tear on equipment. An additional charge will be levied against individuals for excessive waste, loss, or breakage that may occur. Such special charges must be paid before course credit will be given.

Returned Payment Fee

There is a $25.00 service fee on Check, ACH, or Credit Card payments returned for any reason.


To be eligible for a refund, the student must notify the Registrar in person and complete the necessary withdrawal procedures. Course fees will be refunded according to the refund schedule.


A student’s official record may be encumbered:

  1. By the bursar for nonpayment of fees, deposits, or any other sums owed to the university.
  2. By the business office for student finance, countersigned by the Dean of Students in the case of a responsible officer or officers of any student organization which has a delinquent account due to the university.
  3. By the Dean of Students for disciplinary action. A degree candidate who is in arrears to the university may be denied his/her diploma until his/her financial record is cleared.

The request for the encumbrance of student’s record shall be filed with the Registrar’s Office and shall indicate whether either or both the registration of the student and/or the issuance of a transcript, certificate of completion, or diploma is to be encumbered. When the record is thus encumbered, no transcript or certificate of completion shall be issued. Such encumbrances shall remain until the registrar is notified to disencumber the record by the officer responsible. It is the responsibility of the officer lifting the encumbrance to immediately notify the registrar so as to clear the record of the student. Students in arrears to the university shall not be recommended for degrees. The clearance of a student’s financial obligation on or before the last Friday preceding commencement, or by a corresponding date in the first semester or in the summer session, shall be essential for graduation. If a student so delinquent clears his/her obligation later, his/her diploma may be released.