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.
Wed, 4 January, 2015
Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Presentation
Did you miss the presentation we gave on Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness? Or did you catch it and just want to review all the helpful tips that we covered? Then download a copy of the presentation by clicking here!
Mon, 15 December, 2014
For the week of Christmas (December 22 - 26, 2014) our walk-in advising hours will be:
For the week of New Years (December 29, 2014 - January 2, 2015) our walk-in advising hours will be:
Mon, 1 December, 2014
For the week of Thanksgiving (November 24 - 28, 2014) our office hours will be:
Fri, 21 November, 2014
Fall Fest Presentation
Did you miss the presentation we gave at Fall Fest? Or did you catch it and just want to review all the helpful tips that we covered? Then download a copy of the presentation by clicking here!
Fri, 17 October, 2014
An Additional Advising Location
The Multicultural Success Center and the Office of Student Financial Services will continue to partner this fall. A Financial Aid Counselor is available for walk-in advising every Tuesday & Thursday, from 9-11 a.m. in Taylor Hall, room UC115. Feel free to visit us at this additional location to inquire about financial aid and to turn in forms.
Wed, 24 September, 2014
New Loan Origination Fees
The Loan Origination Fee is changing for Federal Direct Loans disbursed on or after October 1, 2014. For Subsidized/Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans the new fee will be 1.073% and for Federal Parent/Grad PLUS Loans it will be 4.292%. NOTE: This change will not affect 2013-2014 academic year loans that have already had a fall disbursement.
Thu, 11 September, 2014
The 2014-2015 Minority Teacher Scholarship application is now available on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA's) website.
Thu, 4 September, 2014
We will be open this Saturday!
For your convenience our office will be open this Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 from 9am-3pm.
Mon, 18 August, 2014
Welcome IUPUI Class of 2018!
Welcome new IUPUI students! We look forward to meeting all of you at new student orientation this summer. At orientation we will be presenting on Financial Success Planning. To view, download, and/or print a copy of our presentation click here. We also recommend viewing our list of key financial aid steps you should complete before coming to campus which can be found here.
Wed, 11 June, 2014
Financial Education Learning Module Offered to IUPUI Students
New IUPUI students are now expected to complete an online learning exercise on financial education. Transit is a 60-minute interactive learning experience that focuses on critical personal finance topics such as budgeting, banking, savings, credit, and borrowing. Transit is available to all IUPUI students. For more information about completing Transit click here.
Mon, 9 June, 2014
New 2014-2015 Federal Direct Loan Interest Rates
For the 2014-2015 academic year federal student loan interest rates will be:
• 4.66% fixed for undergraduate level Subsidized Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
For information about federal student loan interest rates visit studentaid.ed.gov.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
IUPUI Student Loan Repayment Tips: An Interactive Webinar
On Wednesday, May 14th from 3:30-4:30 PM EDT the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services hosted an interactive webinar on student loan repayment. This webinar gave students the opportunity to hear student loan experts at IUPUI discuss student loan repayment options and considerations. Participants also had the opportunity to ask general questions.If you missed this webinar, you can download a copy of the presentation here or you can watch a recording of the webinar at: https://connect.iu.edu/p6w4obn2cfd.
Fri, 9 May, 2014
IUPUI Financial Aid, Costs, and Value: An Interactive Webinar
On Monday, April 7th the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services hosted an interactive webinar regarding IUPUI financial aid processes. Staff from the office discussed common questions about the IUPUI Financial Aid Notification, estimated costs, student loans, and ways to maximize aid eligibility. Attendees were also able to ask general questions. If you missed this webinar, you can watch a recording of it here: https://connect.iu.edu/p7jiwad5o2j.
Wed, 8 April, 2014
The Jag Trivia Challenge!
Think you have what it takes to win Pacer tickets? Prove it at the Jag Trivia Challenge: Prowling in the Prizes. Test your knowledge of pop culture and financial literacy on Tuesday, April 8th from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Campus Center 309. There will be free food and the chance to win a pair of Barnes & Noble gift cards and a pair of Pacers tickets! Team signup sheets will be available April 2nd & 3rd from 11am-1pm in the Campus Center!
Thu, 1 April, 2014
Proud to Announce an Additional Advising Location!
The Multicultural Success Center and the Office of Student Financial Services is proud to announce our new partnership! Beginning April 1st, a Financial Aid Counselor will be available for walk-in advising every Tuesday & Thursday, from 9-11 a.m. in Taylor Hall, room UC115. Feel free to visit us at this additional location to inquire about financial aid and to turn in forms.
Thu, 26 March, 2014
The Office of Student Financial Services will be taking a ôsummer breakö from our advising center hours in Taylor Hall. Please check back in August for fall semester advising times at the Multicultural Success Center.
Thu, 8 May, 2014
Presentation on Evaluating Affordable Housing Options
Did you miss the presentations we gave on Evaluating Affordable Housing Options during the Off Campus Housing Fair? Or did you catch it and just want to review all the helpful tips that we covered? Then download a copy of the presentation by clicking here!
Thu, 17 March, 2014
Presentation on Summer Aid Options
Considering summer classes at IUPUI? Want to take advantage of the 25% summer tuition discount and accelerate your progress toward graduation? Then attend one of our short presentations on Summer Aid Options! These presentations will take place in CE 148 on March 24th, 2014 at 11:30am, 11:45am, 12:00pm, 12:15pm, and 12:30pm.
Thu, 13 March, 2014
2014-2015 Financial Aid Notifications
Incoming freshman students that have already been admitted to IUPUI for the 2014-2015 academic year and have already completed their 2014-2015 FAFSA can expect to receive their Financial Aid Notification letters by mail the week of March 31st. Students that will be continuing their education at IUPUI can expect to receive their 2014-2015 Financial Aid Notifications through OneStart in mid-June.
Tue, 4 March, 2014
2014 Summer Financial Aid Notifications
Students that have already registered for summer classes and have remaining financial aid eligbility will be able to view their summer financial aid awards in OneStart beginning mid-April. Summer aid packages generally consist of unused financial aid from the previous fall and spring semesters. For more information please visit our page on Summer Aid.
Tue, 4 March, 2014
NEW Financial Success Planning Guide!
The 2014-2015 Financial Success Planning Guide is now available for download! This pamphlet serves as an introduction to financial aid and Financial Success Planning at IUPUI. This resource includes information about saving & spending, scholarship, employment, and borrowing strategies.
Thu, 6 March, 2014
Changing Loan Origination Fees
The Origination Fee is changing for Federal Direct Loans disbursed after December 1st, 2013. For Subsidized/Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans it will be 1.072% and for Federal Parent/Grad PLUS Loans it will be 4.288%.
Mon, 28 Oct, 2013
New Direct Loan Interest Rates
The President has signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. This means that the new federal student loan interest rates are now official! For this academic year the interest rates are:
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
How to Avoid Lines
Need to make a payment? Have questions about your financial aid? Need to turn in forms? You can do all of these things and more without ever stepping foot on campus! Visit our blog to find out how. iupuiosfs.blogspot.com
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013
New Student Checklist
New to IUPUI? We have written a blog post just for you! Read over our “New Student Checklist” to make sure you’ve completed all the necessary steps to receive your financial aid. iupuiosfs.blogspot.com
Thu, 11 July, 2013
The IUPUI FSP Action Tool has been created to help IUPUI students make a financial plan for 2013-14. The worksheet has been created to help students and families analyze college costs for the upcoming year as well as the resources they have to pay for college expenses. We encourage students and families to utilize the FSP Action Tool to help make decisions on budgeting, borrowing, and student employment.
Thu, 6 June, 2013
The IUPUI Financial Success Planning orientation program presentation is now available for download. This program has been developed for new students and families at IUPUI to educate them on financial aid and money matters at IUPUI.
Thu, 6 June, 2013
The IUPUI FSP Calendar is now available for download. This 15-month calendar includes money saving tips and key financial dates from June 2013 to August 2014. This calendar is intended to help students plan out and budget their financial resources for the year.
Tue, 28 May, 2013
Know Your Limits
An important aspect of smart borrowing is knowing your Stafford loan limits. Federal Stafford loan limits vary based on a student’s dependency status, class level and if the student is a Undergraduate student or 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 at National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Thu, 23 May, 2013
2013-2014 Financial Aid Notification Update
Incoming freshman and new transfer students who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with IUPUI should receive a paper Financial Aid Notification (FAN) in the mail in the next week or two. FAN information can also be viewed in OneStart once aid eligibility has been determined. OSFS plans to email FAN notices to new graduate and professional students in mid-April and to continuing IUPUI students in early June (after spring semester grades are reviewed).
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
OSFS Develops Financial Success Planning Guide
OSFS has developed a new Financial Success Planning Guide that describes our commitment to financial education and services, as well as information regarding the Financial Aid Notification (FAN).
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
OSFS Offers First Spring Preview Presentation
OSFS provided a financial aid update to incoming freshman who visited campus March 7. Click here to review our OSFS Spring Preview 2013 Presentation.
Fri, 7 Mar, 2013