Important Reminders

  1. Check your IU email and One.IU To Do List weekly—if we need something from you this is how we’ll contact you.
  2. Complete your FAFSA every year by March 10th. Even if you don’t think you will qualify for aid, still apply. This is for State and Federal Aid.
  3. Fill out scholarships early! Don’t miss out on free money by missing a deadline. Use our scholarship search tool to find opportunities.
  4. Stop by our office before you drop a class. Dropping classes can affect aid. You might have to pay back some or all of your aid.
  5. Come see us if you have questions. You do not need an appointment, just walk-in during our office hours!

FAFSA Verification

If your FAFSA was selected for verification, you will have items to complete on your To Do List. For more information about the verification process, please visit our FAFSA verification page.

Special Circumstances

A special circumstance appeal may be an option to have aid more accurately reflect a student’s current financial situation. For further details, please review the special circumstances form.

Completely Withdrawing, Non-Attendance, and other Schedule Changes

When students totally withdraw from all of their courses in a semester that is called a complete/total withdraw. If a student stops attending all courses this is also reported to various offices on campus. Complete withdraws or ceasing attendance in all courses can result in a recalculation of aid and can leave the student with a bill. Other schedule changes (such as reducing the number of hours enrolled) can also impact student aid.

Schedule changes can effect:

  • Your Transcript
  • Your Bill
  • Your Financial Aid
  • The bottom line? Complete withdrawals and schedule changes can be a very expensive choice. Get advice from advisors and financial aid before you withdraw, stop going to class, or make schedule changes.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to continue to receive aid, you have to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). There are three requirements:

  1. GPA: Grade Point Average must be at least a 2.0.
  2. Completion Rate: must be at or above 67%
  3. Total Attempted Hours: Bachelor degree students cannot exceed 160* credit hours.

Please view our full SAP policy outline.

Indiana State Aid

  1. See the Indiana state website for award requirements.
  2. Submit the FAFSA every year by March 10th
  3. Be sure to visit the SFA Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for more details.
  4. All dual-credit hours count! Don’t leave college credits earned in high school sitting unused. Send transcripts to IU Southeast Admissions and notify Financial Aid, even if the courses won’t transfer.
  5. Don’t forget AP, CLEP and DSST test credit! Did you take tests for credit? Pay the small fee to have the credits counted!

Federal Work-Study

Work-Study is a federal financial aid program that helps students earn money to pay for college without jeopardizing their academics.

  • Employers never require you to work during class.
  • Students rarely work more than 10-15 hours/week, the perfect balance for full-time students.
  • Most jobs are on or near campus.

For complete details, please visit our Federal Work Study webpage.

Transferring to IU Southeast

If you start the academic year at a different school in fall or spring, receive financial aid, including loans, then transfer to IU Southeast for spring or summer, you will want to be sure there are no unnecessary delays in receiving your aid. To view an outline of these steps, please visit the Transferring Student Frequently Asked Questions section of our webpage.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
University Center South, Room 105

Phone: (812) 941-2246
Fax: (812) 941-2546


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