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Applying for Financial Aid at IUPUI

Financial Aid Tips

•  Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 10 priority application
   receipt deadline for the next aid year to receive maximum consideration for financial aid awards.
   Students are strongly encouraged to complete their FAFSA online.  FAFSA on the Web is easy
   (help screens on all pages), accurate (notifications for inconsistent or missing info), and safe

•  You must be admitted to IUPUI for us to receive your FAFSA and begin the financial aid process.
   For more information about admission to IUPUI, visit Admissions.

•  After submission, monitor the status of your FAFSA to confirm that it has been processed and
   to make corrections, if applicable. You can check the status of your FAFSA by logging in at Most corrections to resolve a FAFSA reject status can be made by the
   student. After our receipt of your FAFSA beginning in March of each year for the next aid year,
   FAFSA issues will also result in a “To Do” item available in your OneStart account.

•  Your federal student loan eligibility will be determined automatically by our office. After the receipt
   of your Financial Aid Notification, you will need to accept, reduce or decline your loan through
   OneStart. If no action is taken your loan will not disburse.

•  Our official and primary method to communicate with you is via email to your IUPUI account.
   Additionally, we may assign a “To Do” Item if you need to complete a process and/or submit a
   form. Check your IUPUI email and OneStart account on a regular basis for important information.
   Even if you are not taking classes during the Summer, check these accounts often over the
   summer months.

•  For assistance, email us from your IUPUI email account to or contact us via
   Ask an Advisor. Please be certain to include your 10-digit university identification number in all
   communications. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common

•  If you submitted your FAFSA by the March 10 priority application receipt deadline and are an
   Indiana resident, check your eStudent status to determine if you need to make any state edit
   corrections and to confirm that your first choice college is IUPUI. Also, check to confirm that your
   high school diploma type (e.g. Core 40, Academic Honors) has been accurately reported. For
   state consideration for the 2014/15 aid year, you must file the FAFSA by the priority application
   receipt deadline of March 10, 2014. If state edit corrections are required for your 2014/15 FAFSA,
   these corrections must be received by the federal processor on or before May 15, 2014.

•  Do not wait until the last minute. Failure to reply and complete financial aid processes may
   result in delays or cancellations of your financial aid awards.

•  Save a copy of all financial aid forms, documents, and letters for your records.

•  To view your Financial Aid Award Summary, accept, reduce or decline financial aid, view your
   Bursar account summary, view and print your Bursar eBill, and access information on any To-Do
   items you will need to complete before receiving financial aid, visit OneStart > Services >

•  Be an informed financial aid consumer. Monitor your annual and total student loan borrowing at
   least once a year via the National Student Loan Data System after receiving your Financial Aid
   Notification to determine your total borrowing and remaining borrowing eligibility. Consider if you
   can reduce or decline any student loans for the current aid year.

•  Your enrollment is monitored over time and will impact your eligibility for financial aid awards to
   be packaged, determine if financial aid will credit your bursar account, and determine if any
   adjustment is required to your financial aid awards after the start of the semester. Two key
   monitoring points each term are the official census date for the Federal Pell Grant (the end of the
   100% refund period) and the official census date for state aid (the end of the 25% refund period).
   Please contact us for information to help you make an informed decision if you are considering
   dropping courses or withdrawing for a semester.