X429 Fee Description

Description of costs

Fees include:
  • IUGFS transportation fee: Cost of travel in university vehicles during the course.
  • IUGFS miscellaneous costs: Cost of motel accommodations on caravan trips, supplies, and mandatory IU health insurance for the duration of the course.
  • IUGFS lodging and meals: Cost of lodging and meals while at the Field Station.

Additional costs

  • Parking on campus: TBA – Covers the cost of a parking garage permit if you plan to drive to Bloomington and leave your car on campus during the field course. Bursar will invoice.
  • Dorm on campus: $50.40 – Covers the cost of a dorm room for the night before the caravan departs for the Field Station. Bursar will invoice.
  • Recommended personal cash: $250 for meals while traveling with the caravan, on field trips and for weekend recreational activities.


You will be required to carry Indiana University’s health insurance regardless of your own personal medical coverage. The $35 fee is mandatory and included with the miscellaneous costs of your field station fees. Indiana University’s health insurance is underwritten by American Income Life Insurance Company and includes the following:

  • Medical insurance – Illness: $1,000 per illness for doctor, nurse and hospital charges commencing during the insured period, expenses for which are incurred within 200 days of commencement of illness.
  • Medical insurance – Injury: $3,000 per injury for doctor, nurse and hospital charges for treatment of injury which occurs during the insured period, expenses for which are incurred within 20 days of the date of injury.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: $3,000 for accidental loss of life and various other amounts for the accidental loss of hands, feet, and eyes.

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