Ability to Benefit

There are NEW financial aid rules about “ability to benefit”.  If you do not have a high school diploma (or GED) and have not been home-schooled, please note:
Are you a current or previous Ivy Tech degree-seeking student?   If you were enrolled in your college program of study prior to July 1, 2012, you can continue to be considered for financial aid, even without a high school diploma or GED.
   
Are you a prospective Ivy Tech student?  If so, you cannot be considered for financial aid without a high school diploma or GED unless you enrolled in your program of study PRIOR TO July 1, 2012. 
   
If you DO have a high school diploma or GED (or you will have one prior to enrolling at Ivy Tech), or you were home-schooled, but you mistakenly answered “no” to those questions on your FAFSA, you can correct your FAFSA!  Go to www.FAFSA.gov and select “Make FAFSA Corrections”, or talk with your local Financial Aid Office.
   
Remember: if you are not enrolled in your degree program BEFORE July 1, 2012 and do not have a high school diploma or GED, you cannot be considered for financial aid.