University of Southern Indiana

CAP Costs

Students enrolling in CAP pay $25 per credit hour for the Priority Dual Credit Liberal Arts and Approved Technical Education Courses as authorized by the Indiana Commission for High Education and Indiana Department of Education. All other CAP courses are $80 per credit hour, which is nearly a third of USI's undergraduate hourly tuition.

Dual Credit Priority Liberal Arts Course & Approved Technical Education Course Rates

Other CAP Course Rates

1 credit-hour course - $25

1 credit-hour course - $80

2 credit-hour course - $50

2 credit-hour course - $160

3 credit-hour course - $75

3 credit-hour course - $240

4 credit-hour course - $100

4 credit-hour course - $320

For a complete listing of USI CAP Courses, total cost and course description information.

Each USI course is designated a specific numbers of credit hours which determines the amount paid for each class. For example, enrollment in English 101, a three credit-hour course on the Priority List, costs $25 x 3 or $75.  Enrollment in Chemistry 107, a four credit-hour course NOT on the Priority List, costs $80 x 4 or $320.

Certain contingent fees (e.g. parking) are waived for CAP participants. USI is not responsible for purchasing required textbooks and materials. No additional fees should be charged on the student's account; if this is not the case, the CAP office should be notified.

USI Payment Policy for CAP Students

Please be aware that once the CAP application is signed by a parent or guardian and approved by the College Achievement Program office, the student is responsible for the tuition associated with the course(s) chosen.

Payment Schedule for CAP Courses

See the current Billing, Withdrawal and Refund Calendar for specific payment deadlines.

How to Pay a CAP Bill

  1. Pay by mail - Detach the bottom portion of your paper statement and return it to the USI Bursar's Office with a personal check, cashier's check or money order made payable to the University of Southern Indiana. The address for the Bursar's Office is: Bursar Office, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN  47712. If you do not have a statement, please be sure to write your student ID and name in the memo field of the check, or include a note with identifying information to ensure credit is applied to the proper account. 
  2. Directions for paying online can be found on the Pay My Bill web page.

Students who have a past-due balance from a previous semester will not be allowed to enroll in another CAP course until the previous balance has been paid. Any student with a financial obligation to the University will not be able to transfer credits or enroll at USI as an undergraduate student until that obligation has been met.

Tuition Waiver for Students Eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch

Academically qualified students who are also eligible for free or reduced lunch may enroll in CAP at no cost. When completing the student application, be sure to indicate your status so we might verify this with your local school district.  Once verified, your CAP costs will be waived.  If not verified by the school district, the CAP office will contact the family to verify student enrollment.  Students who do not qualify will be billed the normal per credit hour fee.

529 Plans

You may be able to utilize a 529 plan for CAP tuition. Talk to your financial advisor for more information.

Impact of Dual Credit on Financial Aid

College credit hours accrued through CAP or other accelerated learning options (like AP or IB) may impact your future financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans and/or work study) eligibility. If you plan to attend USI as a degree-seeking student in the future and have questions, contact USI Student Financial Assistance at 812-464-1767.

Children of Veterans

USI's Veteran policy applies to academically qualified CAP students. Credits earned through CAP will be deducted from the total number of credits received from the V.A. Visit USI's Veterans' Support Services Office for more assistance, call 812-464-1857, or email