About printing allotments and credits

At Indiana University, IU Print student printing is funded through the Student Technology Fee, which provides students with a standard printing allotment enabling printing at no additional cost.

To check the balance of your allotment, recent account activity, and other details, see Check your allotment.

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Your available allotment (balance) is displayed in non-refundable print credits. For example, one credit allows you 25 B&W pages, or 4 color pages.

Your printing allotment is updated within 2-3 business days before or after the start of each new semester.

For a list of printers on the IU Print system, see Current locations of print release stations.

Full-time students and full/part-time faculty

Status IUB IUPUI Regional campuses
Undergraduates 26.00 26.00 26.00
Graduate students 40.00   26.00
Faculty 8.00 8.00 8.00
Student organizations 16.00    

Part-time undergraduate students

Part-time undergraduates receive smaller allotments based upon the portion of the Student Technology Fee that they are assessed.

Status All campuses
1-3 credit hours 6.50
4-6 credit hours 13.00
Admitted, not yet enrolled 2.00

Standard print pricing

Printing costs may vary by campus.

Before you print, be sure to direct materials you want to print in B&W to the B&W print queue in order to avoid color printing charges. You will not be credited for B&W documents mistakenly sent to the color print queue.
Status IUB IUPUI Regional campuses
B&W letter (simplex, 8.5x11) 0.04 0.04 0.04
B&W letter (duplex, 8.5x11) 0.08 0.08 0.07
B&W tabloid (simplex, 11x17) 0.08 0.08 0.08
B&W tabloid (duplex, 11x17) 0.16 0.16 0.15
Color letter (simplex, 8.5x11)
0.25 0.25 0.25
Color letter (duplex, 8.5x11) 0.50 0.50 0.49
Color tabloid (simplex, 11x17)
0.50 0.50 0.50
Color tabloid (duplex, 11x17) 1.00 1.00 0.99
On the Bloomington campus, plotter printing is available for students, faculty, and staff as a cost-recovery activity. Plotter charges may go up or down at the beginning of a new academic year to reflect the ongoing costs to deliver this service. The table below shows the cost for plotting, including both a base charge and a per-square-inch charge.
  Matte paper Satin paper
Base charge $5 $5
Cost per square inch $  .0057 $   .0065
Example: 3' x 4' plot $9.92 $10.62

Bonus credits

Status IUB IUPUI Regional campuses
Rollover (max) 12.00 12.00 12.00
Associate Instructor 20.00    
Dissertation 20.00    
Research 20.00    
Residential 4.00    
  • Allotment rollover: Your unused allotment (up to a maximum of 12 credits) will automatically roll over into the following semester within the same academic year.
  • AI bonus credits: Eligible Bloomington graduate students are granted bonus credits during the first month of the semester, after University Human Resources provides eligibility data. If your bonus credits haven't been granted 30 days after the start of the semester, your professor or academic department can email a request for the bonus credits on your behalf.
  • Dissertation bonus credits: On the Bloomington campus, your faculty sponsor can email a bonus request on your behalf. The bonus credits are only available one time, and will be lost at the end of the academic year.
  • Research bonus credits are granted upon request from your professor or academic unit. These credits are only available when your academic unit is unable to fund research-related printing.
  • Residential bonus credits are granted to students, faculty, or staff who have a campus housing contract with Residential Programs and Services.

Adding additional print credits

Additional print credits are available for purchase to anyone with a valid IU account. You may wish to add additional print credits if you have exceeded your standard print allotment and need additional credit in order to continue printing; need to print to one of the plotters (where available); or are a faculty or staff member and wish to print in an STC or another IU Print location.

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