Financial Aid

The cost of tuition, books and supplies might seem a little scary, but there are many sources of financial aid available to make financing your education a little easier.

In Indiana, most financial aid sources use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine the amount of money each student is eligible to receive. This checklist will help you complete the financial aid process.

Plan ahead! The FAFSA must be received by March 10 to be considered for Indiana state scholarships and grants. In addition, certain campus-based financial aid awards have limited funding and are awarded only to eligible students who complete the FAFSA by that date. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA online at Each FAFSA covers the upcoming Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (for example, the FAFSA that is due March 10, 2015 is for the Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 semesters).

1. Apply to Ivy Tech Online Now

2. Plan Ahead - Financial Aid (FAFSA) DEADLINE MARCH 10

3. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

4. Applying for a Federal Direct Student Loan

5. Applying for a Federal Direct Student Loan: Complete Entrance Loan Counseling

6. Applying for a Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Loan

7. Applying for an Alternative Loan

8. Monitor Your Financial Aid Status

9. Important Things to Remember

We understand the importance of estimating how much aid you may qualify to receive. There are several online services that provide calculators including and FastWeb.

Interested in financial aid for the summer semesters? Click here for all the details.


January 31 - February 17:
File your 2014 tax return

February 2 - March 10:
File your 2015-16 FAFSA (approx. 3 weeks after taxes)


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  • December 1 (Spring Term)
  • May 1 (Summer Term)
  • July 15 (Fall Term)


Indiana College Costs Estimator

Calculate your estimated Pell grant award

Calculate your estimated cost of attendance, grants and loans


FAFSA basics

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

YouTube video Help

College Goal Sunday


Information on borrowers' repayment responsibilities


Read about changes in ability to benefit financial aid regulations