Tuition, Financial Aid, and Finances

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Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

Financing your education is a crucial part of your success as a student. As an undergraduate student, there are several different types of aid that you can explore.

Grants are funds awarded to students that don't require repayment. Eligibility is based on your FAFSA and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Grants you may be eligible for include:

Scholarships are funds awarded to students that don't require repayment. Scholarships are available from a variety of different sources, including the University, academic departments, and private organizations. Eligibility, application requirements, and amounts vary widely. Your campus scholarship services office has information for you, but we encourage you to consider other sources as well. Online scholarship search engines can be a good place to start. Remember that scholarships are free money; never pay to apply for or receive a scholarship.

For more information about scholarships specific to your home campus, click on the appropriate link below:

Loans can be a valuable investment in your education. Undergraduates may be able to participate in the Federal Direct Loan or other Federal Loan programs. The amount of loan funding you can borrow through the Federal Direct Loan program varies based on your grade level and dependency status. Parents of dependent undergraduate students may be eligible to borrow additional loan funds for the student. Private loans from banks and other lenders may also be available to creditworthy borrowers (or those with creditworthy co-signers).

Working while in school can allow you to earn money to help pay your tuition and fees or other expenses. In some cases, employers may provide tuition assistance or reimbursement to employees pursuing additional training. Consider how you’ll balance the demands of work and school as you consider employment opportunities.

Want to learn more about your options?

For general questions about the financial aid process or student financial services available through IU Online, contact iuosfs@iu.edu.

For specific questions about your personal financial situation, visit our Campus Contact page and contact the campus offering your program.