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Non-Degree Prerequisite Form

This form is for non-degree seeking IUPUI or IUPUC students:
    •   who are completing coursework required for admission into a degree-granting
        or eligible certificate program, and
    •   who are interested in receiving Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and/or PLUS
        loans, and
    •   who have a valid FAFSA on file, and
    •   who meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Eligibility Requirements that Must Be Met

1.) Coursework must be taken at IUPUI or IUPUC with the goal of being admitted to a degree-seeking or eligible certificate program of study at IUPUI or IUPUC.

2.) Coursework must be required in order to qualify for admission to the eligible program, and must be verified by an academic advisor in the department or school for each semester that aid is requested.

3.) The maximum period of eligibility for federal student loans as a non-degree prerequisite student is one (1) consecutive twelve (12) month time period.

4.) Enrollment during the verified semester must match the coursework listed on this form and prerequisite courses for each semester must be equal to or greater than half time (6 credits for undergraduates, 4 credits for graduates). Coursework that is not listed and verified will not be included in determining enrollment status. Therefore, a student may enroll in additional coursework during the semester and still be eligible for aid only after the minimum half-time enrollment requirement is met with verified prerequisites.

5.) Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan Borrowing Limits must not be exceeded.

Note: Federal PLUS loan eligibility is limited to a parent of a dependent non-degree prerequisite student seeking admission to an undergraduate program of study. Graduate students are not eligible for Grad PLUS loans while working on prerequisite courses.


Once the student has signed the Prerequisite form they must then arrange an appointment to meet with their academic advisor to discuss prerequisite eligibility criteria. Once the form is submitted for processing, please allow 10 business days for review. The form must be submitted 30 days prior to the end of the term. If approved and upon verification of enrollment, the student will receive a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) at their IUPUI or IUPUC e-mail account. Incomplete forms will result in a new form sent to the student for completion.

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  2016 - 2017 Aid Year
      • IUPUI and IUPUC Non-Degree Prerequisite Coursework Verification