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Get ready to apply for financial aid

The first step to learning if you qualify for aid is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15. Use school code 001813.

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Financial aid

Steps to apply for FAFSA

You can use financial aid to pay for the academic year, summer term, or study abroad. Use school code 001813.

Check your eligibility

Most students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA, even if you’re uncertain about your eligibility due to your family’s income. If you’re an international student or pursuing a certificate rather than a degree, you should verify that you’re eligible.

Gather necessary documents and info for FAFSA

The items you will need when filing your FAFSA include:

  • A Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for you (and one of your parents, if you are a dependent). This is a username and password combination that you create and use to securely access your financial aid information and electronically sign your FAFSA.
  • Create your account before starting the FAFSA form.
  • IU Indianapolis federal school code 001813.
  • Your tax information from two years before the academic year for which you’re seeking aid.
  • Your Social Security number, as well as your parents’ Social Security numbers if you’re a dependent.
  • If you aren’t a U.S. citizen, you will need your alien registration number, also known as your alien number, A-Number, or USCIS#.
  • Federal tax returns, records of child support received, current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts, and net worth of investments, businesses, and farm.

Additional steps for transfer, Ivy Tech, and non-degree students

Find out what else you need to do if you are taking classes at Ivy Tech and IU Indianapolis, if you are applying to IU Indianapolis as a transfer student, or if you are working toward a program as a nondegree student.

Verify your info, accept your aid

Depending on the aid you are offered, there is plenty to do after you apply–from formally accepting what you need to, signing loan documents, or completing your Title IV authorization.

Steps complete

Most types of aid award by IU Indianapolis are need-based and calculated by subtracting your Student Aid Index number from your cost of attendance. Keep in mind that there’s no guarantee you’ll receive the whole amount you need to cover all of your expenses.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Campus Center, Room 250
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202