About IU Print allotments and credits

At Indiana University, the IU Print service provides on-campus printing for students, faculty, and staff, and managed print services for departments and organizations.

To check the balance of your IU Print allotment, deposit funds into your IU Print account, view recent account activity, or request an appeal regarding activity on your account, go to IU Print Allotment, click Check your balance, and then log in with your IU username and passphrase.

For printer locations at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and the regional campuses, see the IU Print Printers page.

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Standard print allotments

IU Print credits are allotted on a per-semester basis. Allotments are updated within 2-3 business days before the start of each new semester (fall, spring, and summer).

Note:
For IU Print allotments, all summer sessions combined are considered one semester. For example, if you take 3 credit hours in the first 6-week session and 4 credit hours in the second 8-week session, you get 26 print credits for the entire summer (i.e., not 13 credits for the first session plus 26 for the second session).

Each print credit lets you print 25 B&W pages or 4 color pages.

Print credits are non-refundable. (Credit for damaged or unprinted output is available upon request at most STC locations; see About refunds for unacceptable printing output.)

Student print allotments are funded by payment of the IU Student Technology Fee.

Undergraduate students

For undergraduate students at all IU campuses, the number of print credits allotted each semester is based on the number of credit hours enrolled:

Print credits allotted per semester (undergraduate students)
Enrollment status IUB IUPUI Regional campuses
Full-time (4 or more credit hours) 26 26 26
Part-time (3 or fewer credit hours) 13 13 13
Admitted, not enrolled  2  2  2

Graduate students

For graduate students, the number of print credits allotted each semester is based on the number of credit hours enrolled; allotments differ by campus:

Print credits allotted per semester (graduate students)
Enrollment status IUB IUPUI Regional campuses
Full-time (4 or more credit hours) 40 0 26
Part-time (3 or fewer credit hours) 20 0 13
Admitted, not enrolled  2  0  2
Note:
The Student Technology Fee that IUPUI graduate students pay is administered by the schools in which the students are enrolled. Consequently, IUPUI graduate students do not receive print allotments via the IU Print service.

Faculty

Faculty at all IU campuses receive 8 print credits per semester.

IUB student organizations

Student organizations at IUB receive 16 print credits per semester. For eligibility information, student organizations should review About computing accounts for IUB and IUPUI student organizations.

Standard print pricing

Prices for available print options vary by campus.

IU Print options and costs (per-page)
Print option 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
Important:
To avoid color printing charges, make sure to direct your output to a B&W print queue. You will not be credited for any pages you mistakenly sent to a color print queue.

Plotter printing

At IUB, plotter printing is offered as a cost-recovery service available to students, faculty, and staff. Plotter print prices include a base price plus a per-square-inch charge.

Plotter print prices at IUB
Paper finish Base price Cost per square inch
Matte $5.00 $0.0057
Satin $5.00 $0.0065

For example, a 3' x 4' plot (1,728 square inches) can cost up to $14.85 on matte paper or up to $16.23 on satin paper.

Note:
Plotter print prices may increase or decrease at the beginning of a new academic year to reflect changing costs for delivering this service.

Bonus credits

In certain circumstances, bonus print credits may be added to your IU Print allotment at no extra cost.

Print credit bonuses
Bonus Availability Additional credits
Allotment rollover
(all campuses)
Up to 12 unused print credits automatically roll over into your allotment for the following semester within the same academic year. Unused print credits will be lost at the end of the academic year. Up to 12
Associate instructors
(IUB only)
Available once per semester to eligible IUB associate instructors. A faculty sponsor must email the bonus request on your behalf. Unused bonus credits will be lost at the end of the semester in which they were granted. 20
Dissertation students
(IUB only)
One-time bonus available to eligible IUB dissertation students. A faculty sponsor must email the bonus request on your behalf. Unused bonus credits will be lost at the end of the semester in which they were granted. 20
Researchers
(IUB only)
Available to eligible IUB researchers only when their academic units are unable to pay for research printing. Faculty and academic units should email bonus requests for researchers. Unused bonus credits will be lost at the end of the semester in which they were granted. 20
Campus residents
(IUB only)
Automatically applied to printing allotments for IUB students, faculty, and staff who have campus housing contracts with Residential Programs and Services.  4

Purchasing supplemental print credits

Anyone with a valid IU account may purchase supplemental credits for their print allotments. You may need supplemental print credits if:

  • You exceeded your standard print allotment but need to continue printing.
  • You need a plotter print for a class project or a department event.
  • You are a faculty or staff member, and want to print in an STC or another IU Print location.

Students

Students on all campuses can purchase print credits online via CrimsonCard. You can pay with PayPal (via your PayPal account or the guest check-out option) or charge the purchase to your bursar account. For details, see New Allotment & Payment Interface Changes (With PayPal & Bursar Payment Options).

Note:
The option to charge your bursar account appears only if you are enrolled in classes in the current semester.

Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff on all campuses can purchase print credits online via CrimsonCard. Log in using your IU username and passphrase. You can pay with PayPal (via your PayPal account or the guest check-out option). For details, see New Allotment & Payment Interface Changes (With PayPal & Bursar Payment Options).

Departments

To purchase additional print credits for faculty, staff, students, or visitors, departments can email UITS Leveraged Services. To avoid delays, provide a departmental account number, the username(s) of the individual(s) or group(s), and the number of print credits needed.

Other customers

All other customers should email UITS Leveraged Services for information about purchasing supplemental print allotments.

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