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Thank you for visiting the website for the IU Southeast Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Our campus welcomes amazing students each semester and hope this website will serve as an informative resource about IU Southeast scholarships as well as the financial aid process.

Scholarship Reinstatement Appeal

Steps to apply for Scholarships at IU Southeast

  1. Submit Admissions application to IU Southeast.
    • Students must be admitted before submitting the online scholarship application.
    • Apply for admission early to avoid processing delays.
  2. Set up your IU Computing Account.
    • You must have this account to access One.iu.edu and complete the online scholarship application.
    • New students can set up their IU computing account using Access Management on One.iu.edu.
    • Do not use a guest account to apply for scholarships (guest accounts require you to enter your full email address, ex. jondoe14@gmail.com, as your username, IU accounts do not).
  3. Complete the online scholarship application October 1 - March 10 each year.
  4. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to maximize eligibility online at fafsa.gov (school code 001817).
    • The 2015-2016 FAFSA form opens on January 1, 2015.
    • IU Southeast must receive your FAFSA no later than March 10 for use in the scholarship process.
  5. Check with your Academic Division for scholarship opportunities and applications specific to your major. (not all scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office.)
  6. Some scholarships are not automatically awarded or associated with an academic school, college or department or applied for with the online scholarship application. These scholarships may need an additional application (paper) to be submitted.
  7. Check with local agencies, employers and community foundations for scholarship opportunities.
  8. Set up free online web scholarship search.
  9. Please contact us at (812) 941-2246 or financialaid@ius.edu with any questions.

Report Other Aid

Use this form to report other financial aid resources which are not listed in your financial aid package.

Scholarship Reinstatement Appeal

Scholarship Reinstatement Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a student need to submit an appeal?

Scholarship students who do not meet scholarship criteria, such as earn the required GPA or maintain enrollment requirements, for their scholarship may submit an appeal.

Scholarship students are ultimately responsible for checking to determine whether or not they meet the conditions for scholarship renewal, and submit an appeal should they choose to do so.

The Reinstatement Appeal is only for Renewable IUS Scholarships.

When should a student submit an appeal?

The deadline is June 1st every year. Appeals should be submitted after spring grades have posted, but before June 1st. The appeal web form will be available on our website by May 15th.

What is required for an appeal?

  1. An appeal web form. It will be available on the Financial Aid Office's website by May 15th.
  2. A letter that explains the unusual circumstances that prevented you from meeting the renewal criteria.
  3. Supporting documentation. This must be provided in order to receive full consideration of your appeal. Documentation must be uploaded with the web form, and not as a separate submission. Examples of documentation are as follows: doctor’s statement, medical bills, and/or letter of support from an objective third-party.
  4. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA data must be on file in the Financial Aid Office by the appeal deadline of June 1st.

Where do I turn in my completed appeal?

The appeal is a web form and must be submitted online from the Financial Aid Office. The appeal and supporting documents must be on file in the financial aid office by June 1st. No exceptions are made to this policy.

How do I find out the results of my appeal?

Students are notified of appeal results via IU e-mail.

What are some valid reasons for appeal approval?

Appeal decisions are based on individual unusual circumstances beyond the student’s control, such as medical issues or death of a family member.

Who makes the decision on appeals?

The Scholarship Appeals Committee will work together to review appeals. Decisions are recommended to the Director of Financial Aid.

What happens if my appeal is denied?

The Financial Aid Office will work closely with you. Completion of the FAFSA is required with your appeal. It is strongly recommended that you submit the FAFSA prior to March 10th to ensure that you are considered for all possible sources of aid.

If I raise my cumulative GPA, can I regain my scholarship?

Students who lose their scholarship will not be automatically renewed, regardless of cumulative GPA. Students who raise their cumulative GPA to meet the scholarship requirements during the summer and/or fall semesters do not regain eligibility for their scholarship immediately. At the conclusion of the spring semester, students who have raised their cumulative GPA to the required level should fill out a reinstatement appeal form no later than June 1st. Appeals will be reviewed accordingly and scholarship reinstatements will be processed if eligibility remains.

If I lost my scholarship in a prior year, how can I be reconsidered for scholarship funding?

Students that did not appeal last year, or did appeal and were denied, can submit an appeal this year. The Scholarship Appeals Committee will review the student cumulative GPA for improvement and any unusual circumstances.

Steps to Submit a Recommendation Letter for General Scholarship Applicants

Steps for completing a scholarship thank you letter

*PLEASE REMEMBER: The Reinstatement Appeal is only for Renewable IUS Scholarships.

View our Scholarships Brochure for more information.

The Financial Aid Office has counselors who are always prepared to help students regarding all aspects of financial aid. They can be contacted via email at financialaid@ius.edu or phone at (812) 941-2246.

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