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Welcome to IUPUI!

Before you embark on your journey as a Jaguar, following these steps can help ensure that you will have a successful start.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10. By meeting IUPUI's priority filing deadline, students will receive maximum consideration in the aid awarding process. Eligible Indiana residents must have their FAFSA submitted by April 15 to be considered for most forms of state aid, so filing by March 10 ensures that you also meet the state deadline. You can submit your FAFSA at

  2. Verify with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions all required information is submitted. Make sure that all of your credentials and transfer credits (if applicable) have been received. If you have further questions, please contact

  3. Check the mail, your Financial Aid Notification (FAN) will arrive as early as January, depending on how early you submitted your FAFSA. Take time to review your FAN with your family. Your financial aid notification gives you the details about your financial eligibility, expected costs, and other important information.

  4. Schedule your orientation at IUPUI. Student Financial Services offers comprehensive programs for students and parents at orientation. The orientation reservation system opens in March for those admitted for the fall term (and October for spring term admits). To sign up for your new student orientation and placement test, please click here.

  5. Apply for on-campus housing. When living on campus, IUPUI students can gain a sense of togetherness and understand the true value of student life. To apply for housing, please click here.

  6. Accept, Reduce, or Decline any Federal student loans or Federal Work Study funding that you have been offered.†Grants and scholarships are automatically accepted on your behalf since it's money that you donít have to earn or pay back. All other awards (such as Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study) must be manually accepted, reduced, or declined by the student. We recommend doing so as soon as you receive your bill to ensure that funds arrive by the Office of the Bursarís billing due date. If no action is taken your loans will not disburse and will not be applied to your bill. To learn how to accept, reduce, or decline awards please†click here.

  7. Grant 3rd Party User Access through if you would like another individual to be able to check on your financial aid and your bill. Choosing to grant this access is at the student's discretion and the student can revoke this access at any time by notifying the Office of the Bursar in writing. To learn about "Assigning 3rd Party User Access" please click here.

  8. Sign your Title IV Authorization through Signing the Title IV Authorization allows your Title IV financial aid (ex: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, etc.) to go towards charges other than tuition & fees such as parking permits and meal plans. For a step-by-step guide to completing your Title IV Authorization online please click here.

  9. Sign up for Direct Deposit through If the amount of your financial aid is greater than the amount of your Bursar bill you will be sent a refund for the difference. The default refund method is a paper check sent by mail, which takes longer to process than a refund that is sent via Direct Deposit. Therefore, we highly recommend that you set up Direct Deposit. To learn how to set-up Direct Deposit online please Click here.

  10. Start your financial wellness journey by logging in to MoneySmarts U. This interactive learning environment will enable you to learn about your finances as you progress through IUPUI. Students can access MoneySmarts U through starting in late summer 2017. Before being able to access this site, you will need to have your IU email account setup.

  11. Sign your Master Promisory Note. If you decide to take out loans you will be expected to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Entrance Loan Counseling on It is very important that you complete all of these tasks by August 1st.

We hope you find this list helpful! If you have any questions about any of these steps please do not hesitate to ask us!