Paying Your Bill

Billing Information

Students may access their bill on-line (E-Bill) via the Payment Options Menu in PCSTAR[Opens in New Window]. Select On-Line Payment System, then E-Bills.

Click for a visual interpretation of the student bill (PDF) along with some FAQ’s and information about fees (a.k.a. About Your Bill).

Payment Information

The responsibility for payment of tuition and fees rests with the student. Classes may be cancelled for students who registered during Early Registration should they fail to pay their bill in full or fail to enroll in a NBS/FACTS payment plan.

Payment Deadlines

Note:  In order to receive a 100% refund, you must withdraw from the course(s) prior to the first day of the semester.  Purdue University Calumet does not cancel registrations processed during Reopened and/or Accepted with late fees periods that have not been paid.

Spring 2015
December 30, 2014 by 4:00pm for Early Registration 10/20/14 thru 12/30/14
January 16, 2015 by 4:00pm for Registration Reopened or Accepted with late fees assessed 1/6/15 thru 1/16/15


 How to Make a Payment:

Refer to your Student Schedule/Bill for important information regarding your registration, your term charges and credits, your term balance and the amount due for the term.

  1. Choose one of the Payment Options listed below and pay the amount due for the term.  Note:  Payment in full must be received by the due date – not be in transit!
  2. If you applied for Financial Aid for 2014-15, refer to Important Information for Financial Aid Applicants.  If you have not yet applied for financial aid for 2014-15 and still wish to, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts at (219) 989-2301.

Payment Options

On-Line (Accessed through the Payment Options Menu on PCSTAR  [Opens in New Window]

  • Option 1: Pay your tuition and fees in full using Webcheck, Visa, Master Card or Discover (On-line Payment System Option).
  • Option 2: Establish a monthly tuition payment plan using NBS/FACTS* (FACTS Installment Payment Plan Option.  See more below).

In Person (Acceptable payment methods are: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

  • At the Student Accounts teller window in LAWSHE 130
  • In the payment drop box located inside the Enrollment Services Center, LAWSHE 130. (Place in an envelope and seal!)
  • In the exterior payment drop box located on the northwest corner of Lawshe Hall near Visitor Parking. (Place in an envelope and seal!)

By Phone at 219-989-2560

  • Acceptable payment methods are: Visa, MasterCard, Discover.

By U.S. Mail (Personal Check or Money Order)

  • Make the check/money order payable to Purdue University Calumet for the full amount due. Include the PUID number of the student. Check payments may be converted to an ACH debit transaction.
  • Mail Payment to:  Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts, Purdue University Calumet, 2200-169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323

NBS/FACTS* Payment Plan Option

*NBS/FACTS is an interest-free tuition payment plan that provides you with a low-cost option for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses.

Purdue University Calumet is pleased to offer the NBS/FACTS tuition payment plan to enable you to more easily afford your educational expenses. NBS/FACTS is a tuition management plan that provides you with a low cost opportunity for budgeting tuition and other educational expenses.  It is not a loan program; therefore, interest and finance charges are not assessed, nor is a credit check required.

  • The NBS/FACTS tuition payment plan is a convenient and inexpensive way for you to make your payments.  Your tuition payment(s) can be made through the Automatic Bank Payment Option (ACH) from your checking or savings account or the Credit Card Option (Visa or MasterCard or American Express). No Debit Cards Accepted.
  • If you select either the automatic bank payment (ACH) or credit card option, there is a $25 non-refundable enrollment fee per semester.  All NBS/FACTS fees are processed directly from the account listed on the NBS/FACTS Agreement Form by either automatic bank payment (ACH) or charged to your credit card, depending upon the payment option you select.
  • All monthly payments will be withdrawn on the 5th of each month.
  • Access PCStar through myPUC to enroll in a NBS/FACTS payment plan and to complete your application on-line.  Access PCStar through myPUC at

Financial Aid and NBS/FACTS

  • Any authorized financial aid shown on your invoice may be used to reduce your payment plan amount.
  • The Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts may adjust your NBS/FACTS payment plan balance for any financial aid disbursed, as well as for added or dropped classes.
Spring 2015
Payment Options:
 Signup Deadline via PCSTAR Dates Monthly Payments are Withdrawn
5 Months with No Down Payment Required November 29, 2014 5th of month Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April
4 Months with No Down Payment Required *December 30, 2014 5th of month Jan, Feb, March, April
Option for Re-Opened and Registration Accepted with late fees assessed Periods
3 Months with 30% Down Payment Required January 9, 2015 5th of month Feb, March, April
2 Months with 50% Down Payment Required January 16, 2015 5th of month March, April

*Must be set up on NBS/FACTS Plan by this date if you registered during Early Registration  

It is the student’s responsibility to verify their NBS/FACTS plan balance by using MYFACTS at and to notify the Purdue University Calumet Student Accounts Office at (219) 989-2560 should they wish to make any changes to their agreement after it is set up by NBS/FACTS.  ALL CHANGES MUST BE MADE 10 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED PAYMENT DATE.

If you have any questions, call either NBS/FACTS Tuition Management Company at 1-800-609-8056 or the Purdue University Calumet Student Accounts Office at (219) 989-2560.

To check the status of your financial aid, to enroll in a NBS/FACT payment plan and /or to pay your bill on-line, access PCStar through myPUC at

Refund Schedule for Full-Term Courses / Withdrawal from Courses

What You Should Know About Refunds – To be eligible for a refund, you must withdraw within the refund period (see schedule above).

To officially withdraw from a course, students must submit an Add/Drop card to the Office of the Registrar, located in the Enrollment Services Center-Lawshe Hall, Room 130. 

NOTEBy not attending classes you have not officially withdrawn from your classes at Purdue University Calumet. You must follow the withdrawal procedure outlined above to be officially withdrawn from a course. Failure to do so could result in getting a failing grade in the class.

Course fees, technology fees, parking and student service fees will be refunded for withdrawal from full term classes according to the following schedule:

Spring 2015
Withdrawal Date(s)   Refund Percentage
1/9/15 Last day to drop at 100% 100%
1/12/15 – 1/16/15 During the 1st week of Spring 2015 classes 80%
1/20/15 – 1/27/15 During the 2nd week of Spring 2015 classes 60%
1/28/15 – 2/2/15 During the 3rd week of Spring 2015 classes 40%
2/3/15 – 2/9/15 During the 4th week of Spring 2015 classes 20%
  After the 4th week of Spring 2015 classes No Refund

Last day to drop Spring 2015 course(s) is Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4:30PM  

 Financial Aid Students

  • Course registrations will automatically be held for those students whose authorized financial aid (aid ready to be disbursed onto a student’s account) as shown on their E-Bill covers their entire balance for tuition and fees.  Students choosing not to attend must contact the Office of the Registrar prior to the end of the 100% refund period to officially withdraw from their classes.
  • A student whose authorized financial aid, as shown on their E-Bill, DOES NOT cover their entire bill for tuition, fees and housing MUST make payment in full or establish a payment plan with NBS/FACTS Tuition Management for the balance owed.

Return of Title IV Funds (Federal Financial Aid Funds)

If you are a recipient of financial aid (Title IV) funds and withdraw from all of your classes prior to March 27, 2015 for the Spring 2015 semester, the institution is required to determine the amount of unearned financial aid funds that must be returned to the Title IV program(s).  Depending on the amount of financial aid disbursed to you, you may be liable for a portion of the amount of unearned financial aid that must be returned to the Title IV program(s).  To fully withdraw from the University, you can initiate the withdrawal process by telephone by contacting the Office of the Registrar at (219) 989-2181 or by visiting the Enrollment Services Center located in Lawshe Hall, Room 130.

Financial Aid Disbursement and Refund Information

Spring 2015

The University usually posts financial aid to students’ accounts and begins issuing financial aid refunds to students 10 days before the start of a semester.  Refunds are issued to students who have refundable aid remaining after payment of their tuition and fees. These refunds are issued via the mail (paper check) or E-refunding (ACH)*.

Awards are Reviewed and adjusted (+/-) as shown below:

End of the first week of classes (end of 80% refund period, all aid reviewed based on your enrollment at that point in time

End of 4th week of classes (end of all refund periods), eligibility for stat of Indiana grants (Frank O’Bannon, 21st Century Scholars) are reviewed based on your enrollment at that point in time

Should there be a change in your enrollment, cost of attendance, or other eligibility factors,  your financial aid awards will be revised and any refund issued to you that you may not be eligible to receive must then be returned to the University.

 * To create your ACH payment profile for E- refunding go to PCSTAR, Payment Options, On-Line Payment System, and then click the Create a Refund Profile tab under Quick View.  Click Payment Profile and follow instructions provided.