Federal consolidation Loans are only available through the Federal Direct Loan program.
• 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 processed and to make
corrections, if applicable. You can check the status of your FAFSA immediately.by logging in at http://www.fafsa.gov. Most corrections to resolve a FAFSA reject status or comment code can be
made by the student. After our receipt of your FAFSA beginning in March of each year for the next
aid year, these FAFSA issues will also result in a “To Do” item available in your OneStart account.
• If you indicated on your FAFSA that you are interested in student loans, 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 at least weekly over the summer months.
• For assistance, email us from your IUPUI email account to email@example.com or contact us via Ask an Advisor. Please be certain to
include your 10-digit university identification number in all communication. You can also review our Frequently Asked Questions for
answers to common questions.
• 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 2013/14 aid year, you must file the FAFSA by the priority application receipt deadline of March 10, 2013. If state edit corrections are
required for your 2013/14 FAFSA, these corrections must be received by the federal processor on or before May 15, 2013.
• 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 > Self-Service.
• 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 dates for Federal Pell Grant and the state census date at 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.
317-274-5555 420 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46202 AskIU@iu.edu