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Supplemental and emergency funding options

It’s hard to focus on your education when you’re worried about finances. We’ve identified several community and emergency resources located near campus that can help supplement your income and provide the support necessary to meet your basic needs.

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Finding employment

Having a job during college helps you earn money while developing your career skills—and you can do it all in one of the Midwest’s largest cities.

Parent PLUS loans

Parents of dependent college students can borrow federal loans to help pay for costs not covered by other financial aid.

Emergency funding

Are you facing a financial emergency? Have you exhausted your financial aid options? You may be eligible for emergency aid.

Financial aid re-evaluation

Have your financial circumstances changed since you filed your FAFSA? You may be able to have your financial aid adjusted.

Expanded SNAP benefits

Some students may be eligible to receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Short-term loans

Do you need funds now but won’t have them until later in the month? You may be able to get an interest-free short-term loan.

Paws’ Pantry

Is your cupboard bare? Free, healthy food is available to anyone in the IU Indy community facing food insecurity.

Hire Attire

Do you need business clothes for an interview, internship, or job? Professional apparel is available to students. (Hire Attire is formerly Paws’ Closet.)

Find help off campus

In a financial pinch? There are community organizations that provide support for basic needs, legal aid, housing, and more.

Private loans

Anyone can apply for a private student loan, but we recommend reviewing your options for a federal loan first.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Campus Center, Room 250
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202