SCHOOL CODE:  001817

For Freshmen

Freshmen Scholarship General Information

IU Southeast administers institutional financial aid and scholarships every year to IU Southeast students to aid them in paying for their education. Scholarships awarded to students at IU Southeast 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.

IU Southeast awards scholarships to both incoming freshmen and to current students in recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The scholarships for freshmen are predominantly performance-based (GPA, SAT, ACT, etc) scholarships.

Set up your IU Computing Account. Your username and passphrase will be used for most of your online activities at IU Southeast including checking your email, To Do List, registering for classes, and accessing the online scholarship application. New students can set up their IU Computing account at

Students should submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receive full consideration for federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid. To ensure the FAFSA is used in the scholarship process it must be received by March 1. Newly admitted freshmen applying for financial aid can expect to receive notification of their financial aid around the first of April.

Don't forget the IU Southeast FAFSA School Code is 001817.

  • Online scholarship application deadline:               March 1
  • Scholarship process received deadline (FAFSA):     March 1
  • Indiana State Aid filing deadline (FAFSA):             March 10

Scholarships and Tuition at IU Southeast

Scholarships at IU Southeast 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 IU Southeast Bursar website to learn more about tuition & fee rates, setting up a direct deposit, Title IV form, and QuiKPay®.

Students are eligible to receive more than one (1) scholarship whether it is awarded by the school or private donor. In some cases the receipt of more than one scholarship may result in the reduction or repayment of need-based financial assistance previously awarded to the student by Indiana University Southeast.

In accordance with federal regulations, our office is required to monitor whether a student's total financial assistance remains within their financial need-based eligibility. Similar practices are followed with some institutional need-based grants. Whenever possible, self-help awards (loans and Federal Work-Study) are reduced before federal or institutional gift-aid.


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.)


Freshman Scholarship Criteria

There are several ways to apply for a scholarship as an incoming freshman. Some scholarships are automatically awarded, 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. At IU Southeast we have an online scholarship application as well as additional scholarships that require a separate paper application to be submitted. To view the scholarships not applied for by the online scholarship application please view the Additional Scholarships Opportunities section.

IU Southeast awards scholarships to incoming freshmen in recognition of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. The scholarships for freshmen are predominantly performance-based (GPA, SAT, ACT, etc.) scholarships. For scholarships administered by IU Southeast the highest requirement for our prestigious scholarships are: 1300 SAT/ 29 ACT and 3.5 high school GPA.


***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. Only the Math and Critical Reading portions of the SAT 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.


To qualify for scholarships, students must have applied for admission to IU Southeast before the scholarship deadline of March 1 and must eventually be admitted as fully-qualified in unconditional status. Processing of applicatons for admissions could take up to 4 weeks.. . . .  So apply early for admission to ensure optimal scholarship eligibility!


Eligibility is based on academic merit and/or extracurricular activities while some scholarships also consider financial need. For specific awarding criteria please review scholarship on the scholarship listing.