The Office of Financial Aid offers a diverse set of financial aid options for students who wish to supplement their own resources in order to obtain an education at Ivy Tech Community College. These types of financial aid include institutional scholarships and loans, on-campus job opportunities and federal and state aid in the form of grants and loans.
All admitted students will receive a Campus Connect student ID and password allowing access to view up-to-date Financial Aid award information. Campus Connect is your link to what is going on at Ivy Tech, your personal financial aid information and your College e-mail account, SO CHECK IT OFTEN.
Financial Aid information and services are available in the My Ivy Tech channel in Campus Connect. After logging into Campus Connect, the following links are available for financial aid students under My Ivy Tech:
- Contact Us
Additionally, the following options are accessible from My Ivy Tech via the ...more options link:
- Step 1 Review your Admissions Record and Student Status
Make sure you are admitted into a Degree or Certificate program. You must be fully admitted before your financial aid can be processed. Courses Only (CO), Diploma (DIPL) and Apprenticeship students are not eligible for loans and most grants. Be sure the College has your official FINAL transcripts from your high school and any college transcripts on file.
- Step 2 Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To qualify for federal, state and institutional aid you need to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Ivy Tech awards many aid program funds on a first-come, first-served basis. To maximize your aid opportunities, please complete the FAFSA when you apply for admissions to the College. If you or your family have unusual circumstances (such as loss of employment), complete the FAFSA to the extent you can, submit the application via the federal website or by mail using the address on the application and consult the financial aid office.
- Step 3 Complete your Requirements and Financial Aid Authorization Forms
Students selected for verification will be required to complete a Verification Worksheet and submit additional financial forms before aid can be processed or disbursed. Monitor Financial Aid Messages sent from the Financial Aid Office. Be sure you turn in all required forms to prevent delays. Review Financial Aid Holds that may prevent payment of awards and complete Financial Aid Authorizations if you wish to use your grant/loan funds to pay bookstore charges and other college fees.
- Step 4 Review your Financial Aid Awards, Accept/Decline Loans
Decide whether you will accept the full amount, partial amounts or none of Federal and/or Alternative loans offered to you. This step must be completed or loan requests will not be processed. If you qualify for the Pell Grant or other scholarships or grants they will automatically be accepted for you.
- Step 5 Monitor your Financial Aid Status
You are responsible for monitoring your status, including your financial aid academic progress. Check your admission, registration and financial aid status on Campus Connect Online Student Self Service frequently. Check for notifications on your Ivy Tech student e-mail account. After your financial aid welcome letter is mailed to you, communications regarding your financial aid will come via your Campus Connect account and your Ivy Tech e-mail account.
Financial Aid Resources and Scholarship Links
Links to the Financial Aid Application and information about outside scholarships and resources.
Ivy Tech Financial Aid Offices
Get information for your Financial Aid Office.
Financial Aid Quick Guide (pdf)
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman
If a problem or dispute regarding your federal education loan(s) arises that cannot be resolved through reasonable efforts, you may contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman.
The U.S. Department of Education's Ombudsman office can propose solutions that may help you and other parties come to a final agreement. Before you call, make sure you have good records of people you've talked to and what they've said.
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
P.O. Box 1843
Monticello, KY 42633