Financial Aid & Scholarships

Your IU Indianapolis education: An affordable and worthwhile investment

There’s no question that a college education is a big investment: an investment of your time, energy, and financial resources. When you choose IU Indianapolis, you’re ensuring you get a great value for your tuition dollars.

With more than 80% of our degree-seeking undergraduates receiving financial aid, our commitment is clear: we providyou with an affordable college experience. We strive to keep tuition low, offer substantial aid, and provide programs that minimize your debt.

Transferring from another institution? We’ll help make sure your aid transfers with you. Returning to school after some time away? Explore scholarships, grants, and money management strategies that will help you fit your education into your budget.

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Applying for financial aid

In most cases, you’ll begin with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).When you submit your FAFSA, you’re considered for a variety of state and federal financial aid programs. Some of our admission-based scholarships are based on need, and will consider your FAFSA. The FAFSA is available October 1, and the priority deadline is March 10. Learn more about applying for financial aid.


Transfer students

Find ouspecific steps you’ll take in applying for aid.

Transfer student financial aid

Ivy Tech students

If you’re taking classes at Ivy Tech, learn about your next steps.

Ivy Tech financial aid

Step 3: Practice financial wellness

We want to help you make good financial decisions throughout your time applying to, learning at, and moving beyond IU Indianapolis. The Office of Financial Literacy established MoneySmarts, a university-wide initiative to help you learn how to be financially well.

Find financial management resources, get expert advice, or even talk to a peer financial educator about your personal financial situation.

Learn about MoneySmarts