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.
March 21, 2017
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.
March 14, 2017
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.
February 21, 2017
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.edu.
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!
Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness Presentation
Are you preparing to graduate? Curious about how to reduce your federal student loan payment? Want to find out how you can have your loans forgiven? Find out the answers to these questions by watching our Student Loan Forgiveness & Repayment presentation.
May 11, 2016
IUPUI Moving to Banded Tuition in 2016-2017
In an effort to encourage on-time graduation and decrease the cost of education, undergraduate tuition for IUPUI will move from a per-credit hour rate to a flat rate for students taking 12 to 18 credit hours effective fall 2016. Learn more about banded tuition on the IUPUI Bursar website .
November 19, 2015
IUPUI Joins the Midwest Student Exchange Program!
Starting in the fall of 2016, residents of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin can receive discounted out-of-state tuition. Find out more at the Office of Admissions site here .
November 6, 2015
Is Student Loan Forgiveness Possible?
Yes! But there are certain steps and qualifications that you can learn about from legitimate information sources. You can view an IUPUI webinar and slides for accurate information. Unfortunately college students are targets of scam artists using sophisticated marketing tactics. Some current IUPUI students have recently received emails from organizations that imply an affiliation with IUPUI. This is a scam! For more information to protect yourself from scams visit the Better Business Bureau or the Department of Education.
August 14, 2015
Tax Breaks for Higher Education
There's great news for parents and students: the federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can help defray the cost of higher education. These incentives come in a couple of forms: Tax Credits, which directly reduce the amount of tax you are liable for; and Tax Deductions, which reduce the amount of income on which you pay taxes. For more information please view the information on the IRS website.
January 4, 2015
Direct Loan Limits
An important aspect of smart borrowing is knowing your Direct loan limits. Federal Direct loan limits vary based on a student’s dependency status, class level and if the student is an Undergraduate student or a Graduate/Professional student. Students should always know the loan limits available to them at each academic level as well as the amount of loans borrowed. Students can review their personal federal loan borrowing information throught the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
May 23, 2013
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