Financial Aid

The cost of tuition, books and supplies might seem a little scary, but there are many sources of financial aid available to make financing your education a little easier.

In Indiana, most financial aid sources use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine the amount of money each student is eligible to receive. This checklist will help you complete the financial aid process.

Plan ahead! The FAFSA must be received by March 10 to be considered for Indiana state scholarships and grants. In addition, certain campus-based financial aid awards have limited funding and are awarded only to eligible students who complete the FAFSA by that date. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Each FAFSA covers the upcoming Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (for example, the FAFSA that is due March 10, 2014 is for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 semesters).

1. Apply to Ivy Tech Online Now

2. Plan Ahead - Financial Aid (FAFSA) DEADLINE MARCH 10

3. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

4. Applying for a Federal Direct Student Loan

5. Applying for a Federal Direct Student Loan: Complete Entrance Loan Counseling

6. Applying for a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Loan

7. Applying for an Alternative Loan

8. Monitor Your Financial Aid Status

9. Important Things to Remember

We understand the importance of estimating how much aid you may qualify to receive. There are several online services that provide calculators including FinAid.org and FastWeb.

Interested in financial aid for the summer semesters? Click here for all the details.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 31 - February 17:
File your 2013 tax return

February 2 - March 10:
File your 2014-15 FAFSA (approx. 3 weeks after taxes)

FAFSA SCHOOL CODE

009917 (all campuses)

PRIORITY DATES

  • December 1 (Spring Term)
  • May 1 (Summer Term)
  • July 15 (Fall Term)

HELPFUL TOOLS

Indiana College Costs Estimator

Calculate your estimated Pell grant award

Calculate your estimated cost of attendance, grants and loans

FAFSA HELP

FAFSA basics

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

YouTube video

FAFSA.gov Help

College Goal Sunday

EXIT COUNSELING

Information on borrowers' repayment responsibilities

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA?

Read about changes in ability to benefit financial aid regulations