About printing allotments and credits

At Indiana University, student printing is funded through the Student Technology Fee, historically enabling more than 85% of students to print at no additional cost. Registered students and faculty are automatically able to use print services. For more, see About IU Print.

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

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About allotments and print credits

Your available allotment (balance) is displayed in non-refundable print credits. For example, one credit (the equivalent of $1) allows you 25 B&W pages, or 4 color pages.

Your new printing allotment will be 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.

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
Plotter costs are based on the area of print. At a rate of 0.0057 print credits per square inch, a standard 3'x4' plot would cost 9.85 print credits, while a 2'x3' plot would cost 4.92 print credits. Plotter printing is a prepaid service and is not available on all campuses.

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    
  • Rollover allows you to transfer up to 12 unused credits from the previous semester within the same academic year.
  • AI bonus credits are granted to eligible Bloomington graduate students 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 contact UITS Leveraged Services requesting the bonus credits on your behalf.
  • Dissertation bonus credits on the Bloomington campus requires your faculty sponsor to send a bonus request to UITS Leveraged Services. 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 username. You might want to consider adding additional print credits if:

  • You have exceeded your standard print allotment and need additional credit in order to continue printing.
  • You want to print to one of the plotters (where available).
  • You are a faculty or staff member and want to use Student Technology Center printers.

Additional print credits are available in increments of five, and are non-refundable. Unused print credits are carried over into upcoming semesters and are not lost at the end of an academic year.

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