Welcome Students!




What is a U-Bill?

The U-Bill, short for University Bill, is how Iowa State University will present charges including but not limited to tuition, fees, residence hall, and meal plans to you for payment. The U-Bill is electronic, created on the 1st of each month, and due on the 20th. The Accounts Receivable Office will email your @iastate.edu email address when the bill is available to view in AccessPlus

The U-Bill is your responsibility as it is your name on the account. Information will not be shared with parents or other guardians without your authorization


Student To-Do List:

Complete in AccessPlus   

 ACCOUNT INFO RELEASE - Until this is completed, the only person that can discuss the details of your U-Bill is you

 THIRD PARTY ACCESS - Until this is completed, the only person that can view the U-Bill is you 

 DIRECT DEPOSIT - In the event of a credit balance, direct deposit is recommended for a speedy refund


How can I pay?

Online - pay with your checking account and routing number in AccessPlus

Drop Box - located on the ground floor of Beardshear Hall, you can drop off a check or certified funds

Mail - send check or certified funds to:

ISU Treasurer's Office 
1220 Beardshear Hall 
515 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011

Educational Savings Accounts / 529 Plan - start by contacting your plan administrator to find out what they require to release funds

Employer Reimbursement Deferment Plan - all applicable charges will be due after grades are presented with successful enrollment in the deferment plan prior to the beginning of each semester for employees of businesses and organizations that provide tuition reimbursement programs


Are payment plans available?

Pay In Full - Pay account balance list on U-Bill by due dates; you may have additional miscellaneous charges throughout the semester

Deferred Billing Plan - $20 fee per semester, 3 installments per semester, pay minimum due listed on U-Bill to enroll

Monthly Payment Plan - While no longer open to enrollment, those with an existing plan can still make adjustments on AccessPlus


Why do I need to set up Direct Deposit?

REFUNDS - Available Financial Aid is applied directly to charges on your U-Bill about 4-5 days before classes begin. Any overpayment is refunded through direct deposit into the checking or savings account of your choosing. Set up your direct deposit account in AccessPlus


Educational Tax Credit (1098-T)

The tax form 1098-T can be found on your AccessPlus account under the Student tab and Tax Info (1098)