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Freshman Scholarship General Information

Scholarships

IUPUI has long awarded scholarships to both incoming freshman and to continuing students in recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The scholarships for freshman are predominantly performance-based scholarships. To receive scholarship information from the IUPUI Office of Student Scholarships via e-mail please consider joining Update-Me@IUPUI or you can email a specific question to escholar@iupui.edu. Update-Me@IUPUI is a mailing list for prospective students and incoming freshman students. As a member you will receive information about various scholarship opportunities and other campus activities. To join this list visit the "Update Me" mailing list page.

Financial Aid

Students should submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the March 1st priority deadline to receive full consideration for federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid. Newly admitted freshman applying for financial aid can expect to receive notification of their financial aid around the first week of April. To submit your FAFSA online, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. We recommend that you fill out the FAFSA on paper first so that you may use it as a reference tool when applying online. Don't forget the IUPUI Financial Aid School Code is 001813.

For more information, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Freshman Scholarship Criteria

There are several ways to apply for a scholarship as an incoming freshman. Some are automatic, but others require an application. Automatic awards are based on the admissions application process. Competitive awards require that a student submit a separate scholarship application. Not all are dependent on SAT/ACT scores or H.S. GPA. Apart from the Enrollment Services and Honors scholarships, there are scholarships available from the individual academic departments and schools, like the School of Science, Herron School of Art, and Engineering and Technology.

Important Explanation About New SAT Scores

Please note that the new Writing section of the SAT will NOT be used as a scholarship eligibility criterion. Until more research is done on the efficacy and accuracy of this section, and best practices established about how to best evaluate this new section of the test, only the Math and Critical Reading portions of the test will be considered. Therefore when you review the scholarship eligibility information on this web site and you see a required SAT score of 1200, for example, that represents the combined total of the Math and Critical Reading sections only.

Freshman Scholarships & Financial Aid at IUPUI

IUPUI administers over $8 million in institutional financial aid and scholarships every year to thousands of IUPUI students to aid them in paying for their education. Scholarships, awarded to students through many different programs at IUPUI, are usually awarded based on academic performance and potential for future performance. Some programs also look at leadership, extracurricular involvement and community service. A few programs also take financial need into consideration.

Scholarships and Tuition at IUPUI

Scholarships at IUPUI are credited to the student account, usually split equally between fall and spring semesters. They are applied against the balance on the student account after registration and any remaining balance is sent to the student for use for other educational expenses like books, etc. Go to the IUPUI Bursar website to learn more about setting up a direct deposit to your checking account so your scholarship refund can be sent to you as quickly as possible (http://bursar.iupui.edu/DirectDeposit/default.htm).

Taxes and Scholarships

Students receiving combinations of scholarships that exceed tuition and fees (direct costs) may need to consult with IRS publications #520 and #508 on tax liability for the difference. Please see the IRS website for downloadable copies or more information. (The Scholarship Office cannot provide information on tax advising.)

Scholarships — offsetting an already affordable education

An IUPUI education offers many opportunities not available at other institutions because of its great location and partnerships with local businesses and neighborhood resources. When you add scholarships into the equation, the great deal just got better! Tuition at IUPUI is very competitive. For more information on tuition & fee rates visit the Bursar website at: www.bursar.iupui.edu. See how far your scholarship dollars can go!

The following scholarship opportunities are for incoming freshmen students:

Eligibility is based on academic merit and/or extracurricular activities while some scholarships also consider financial need. For more information regarding these scholarships, please call the IUPUI Office of Student Scholarships at (317) 274-5516 or email us at escholar@iupui.edu or visit our campus office in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 103.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To qualify for the following scholarships, students must be have applied for admission to IUPUI by the scholarship deadline and must eventually be admitted as fully-qualified in unconditional status. So apply early for admission to ensure optimal scholarship eligibility!

IMPORTANT EXPLANATION ABOUT SAT SCORES: Please note that the Writing section of the SAT will NOT be used as a scholarship eligibility criterion. Until more research is done on the efficacy and accuracy of this section, and best practices established about how to best evaluate this new section of the test, only the Math and Critical Reading portions of the test will be considered. Therefore when you review the scholarship eligibility information on this website and you see a required SAT score of 1200, for example, that represents the combined total of the Math and Critical Reading sections only.

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