SCHOOL CODE:  001817

For Non-Traditional, Returning or Transfer Students

When applying for scholarships the following definitions are listed to help you:

  • Returning student: a student who is returning to formal education after a minimum of 5 years.
  • Non-traditional student: Any student beginning university studies after the age of 21 years.
  • Transfer student: a student who will be enrolling at IU Southeast within the next academic year who is transferring at least 12 credit hours from another institution of higher education.
  • Mid-Year Admits: a student who will start at IU Southeast in the Spring term.


Scholarships & Financial Aid at IU Southeast

IU Southeast administers institutional financial aid and scholarships every year to IU Southeast students, both incoming and current students, to aid them in paying for their education. Scholarships awarded to students at IU Southeast are awarded based on and/or a combination of recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and community service, potential for future performance and financial need.

The scholarship listing list is only a partial list of general and major-specific scholarships that are available at IU Southeast. The online scholarship application does not apply for all scholarships at IU Southeast. You are encouraged to contact your academic school and/or department to inquire about scholarship opportunities within their areas.

Note Mid-Year Admits:

Students entering mid-year of the academic year (spring term) and do not have an IU calculated GPA would not be eligible for general scholarships.

Private sector scholarship opportunities are also a viable funding resource for IU Southeast students. Further information about private scholarships is available online through our website. See Online Scholarship Search Engines to find out more.

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. Current students applying for financial aid can expect to receive email notification of their financial aid around June 1. Students are verified for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each spring to determine if school standards have been met and are eligible to receive federal, state and institutional aid.

To submit your FAFSA online, visit  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.


 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.)


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.