FAFSA Deadline in Indiana Extended to April 15
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has extended the deadline for Indiana residents to file their 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to April 15. The extension was made in response to recent issues with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. You can now complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA by April 15 and still be considered for State awards like the 21st Century Scholarship or Frank O’Bannon Grant. The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.gov using your 2015 tax and financial information. IUPUI students should use federal school code 001813 when submitting their application.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool Temporarily Unavailable
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is temporarily unavailable for use on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can still complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA. However, you’ll be unable to import your 2015 federal tax information directly from the IRS. Instead, you can manually input your financial data using a copy of your 2015 federal income tax return. If you do not have a copy of your 2015 tax information, you can request a tax transcript from the IRS using the online Get Transcript tool. Feel free to view this tutorial for step by step instructions.
ScholarTrack Now Available
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced the release of the new and improved ScholarTrack. Replacing the eStudent system, ScholarTrack is the one-stop shop for Hoosiers’ state financial aid needs, including the 21st Century Scholars program, Frank O’Bannon Grant, and other need- and merit-based financial aid opportunities. The upgraded system also features a simplified design, a streamlined user interface, and other enhancements that will improve your ScholarTrack experience. Existing eStudent users will need to create a new ScholarTrack student account at ScholarTrack.IN.gov. Contact Awards@che.in.gov with questions or click here to view a video resource for students. You can also visit this page to learn more about the upgraded system.
2017-2018 Financial Aid Notifications (FANs)
Great news, we have mailed out 2017-2018 Financial Aid Notifications (FANs) to 2,800 incoming freshman who filed their FAFSAs early. Click here to learn more about the FAN. Haven’t filled out your 2017-2018 FAFSA yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time! The 2017-2018 FAFSA uses 2015 tax information so there’s no need to wait - fill out your FAFSA today at fafsa.gov. Are you a continuing student? You will receive an email in June when your 2017-2018 FAN is ready to view via One.IU..
Changes to Financial Aid Awarding for 2017-2018!
With all the new changes happening to the FAFSA process this year, the Office of Student Financial Services staff would like to assist students and parents by answering your common questions. Please visit What Students and Parents Need to Know About the 2017-2018 FAFSA at IUPUI.
FAFSA Submission begins October 1st!
Don’t wait until January to complete next year’s FAFSA! The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available starting October 1st and will use the tax information from 2015. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to complete your application will speed-up processing time and, if selected for verification, reduce the amount of paperwork you (and your parents) need to return to our office. By providing your FAFSA information earlier, we will be able to provide financial aid notifications starting in: December for new, incoming students and June for continuing students. Take advantage of the earlier filing date and use the DRT to get a jumpstart for next year’s aid!
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