ARCHIVED: Printing allotments at IUB
On this page:
- About the printing allotment
- Checking your allotment
- Exceeding your allotment
- Supplemental allotments
About the printing allotment
The UITS printing allotment allows you to print in Student Technology Centers (STCs) and Residential Technology Centers (RTCs) if you have a UITS printing account. Allotments vary according to university status:
Undergraduate students: 650 pages per semester
Graduate and professional students: 1,000 pages per semester
Student organizations: 400 pages per semester
- Faculty: 200 pages per semester
Students and faculty automatically receive these allotments each
semester. These allotments are designed so 85% of students will not
incur any additional printing expenses. Student organizations must
have a faculty or staff sponsor to be eligible for a printing allotment.
Sponsors may request allotments for their student organizations by
Anyone with a username granting authorized access to computing facilities at Indiana University Bloomington (e.g., staff) may purchase a supplemental allotment.
Checking your printing allotment
Each page of your allotment counts toward one single page of printing. Duplex printing will not save your allotment, though it will save paper.
Note: To avoid printing interruptions, check your printing allotment regularly at IU Print.
Exceeding your print allotment
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students: If you
exceed your print allotment, you will be charged four cents ($0.04)
per page. At the end of each semester, student printing totals are
tabulated and over quota printing fees are added to your bursar bill.
Student organizations: Neither student
organizations nor their sponsors can be billed through the bursar;
therefore, a supplemental allotment must be purchased on behalf of the
organization before you can resume printing.
- Faculty: Faculty cannot be billed through the bursar; therefore, if you are faculty, you must purchase a supplemental allotment before you can resume printing.
Any student, faculty or staff member, or department can purchase supplemental allotments in increments of $4. This buys 100 pages of black and white printing or, depending on the print method, a number of pages of color printing. To buy a supplemental allotment, visit the UITS Support Center walk-in location in the Information Commons (IC).
For more about walk-in support, see Campus support centers
Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students:
Students printing over quota may avoid over quota printing fees by
purchasing a supplemental allotment from the
UITS Support Center walk-in location in the
IC. The unused portion of your
supplemental allotment rolls over into the next semester.
Faculty: Faculty at IUB are also granted a modest
200-page allotment each semester in order to meet their instructional
needs. Faculty must purchase a supplemental allotment to continue to
print beyond the initial allotment. Faculty wishing to purchase a
supplemental allotment may visit the UITS Support Center walk-in
location or, if they will be using a departmental account number, may
email@example.com enter "I need to purchase a Supplemental Allotment" in the subject line to make arrangements.
Departments: Departments wishing to arrange for a
supplemental allotment for their students, faculty, or staff may
contact STC Printing Services at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a departmental account number, the username of the individual, and the size of the supplement.
- Others: Supplemental allotments for printing at IUB are available to all IU-affiliated users with valid Network IDs.
For more information about non-standard printing allotments, see:https://stcweb.uits.indiana.edu/apps/public/document.cfm?id=6590