Indiana University urges students to apply for financial aid early by submitting a FAFSA along with full application, including all of the supplemental materials to be considered for financial aid. IU offers need and merit-based financial aid through the Admissions Office. Types of aid that are awarded are scholarships, federal work-study opportunities, grants for Indiana residents, Indiana University students and federal grants, and federal student and parent loans, There are also additional types of aid available to help the diverse student population including international students financial aid options, international scholarships, non-traditional scholarship opportunities, studying abroad financial aid opportunities, and financial aid funding for summer classes. Students can also work on or off-campus by working in part-time jobs with partnerships through the university. Veterans can find information on financial aid opportunities here.
Students are able to estimate the cost of their education with the tuition estimator and can even take advantage of having questions answered by a student who has gone before them through the Talk to a Student Page. The Walter Center for Career Achievement with articles and information about career and finance topics to help students organize and understand their finances better.
Through the Office of Financial LIteracy is a well-rounded Financial Literacy Program called Money Smarts provides a huge and comprehensive array of options to help including resources, classes, videos, access to counseling, and an interactive cost calculator. Money Smarts U is an online course platform that students can sign up for that aims to teach financial management and information. It was designed by the University and a financial wellness planner. The course is designed for anyone from high school students to graduates and alumni to learn about personal finances and tailored to fit the lifestyle regardless of where a person is in their financial wellness journey. Even if you are not currently a student, you can access a free guest account and get access to this course platform. A Money Smarts Library of resources available to students on almost any imaginable financial related topic. Students, faculty, staff and alumni of any of the Indiana University campuses can consult an expert at Money Smarts for a confidential and free 30-minute session with financial trained “financial geeks,” also known as peer educators. Individuals can also request group presentations.
Financial Planning Tools with access to a financial student glossary, links to the Money Smarts page as well as tips and information to help students work to develop strategies to pay for school at Indiana University along with a link to connect with financial aid counselors and resources.