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Ivy Tech financial aid

Whether your goal is finding a career after graduation or continuing on to a four-year university, getting financial aid can help you pay for college now and finish with little to no debt or a more manageable payment plan. 

Steps to Get Started

Apply To Ivy Tech

Fill out Your FAFSA
Calculator 


NET PRICE CALCULATOR 

(Get help estimating your overall college costs)

Submit Documents to the Financial Aid Office

Students need to complete a new FAFSA for each academic year. See below for a breakdown of which semesters are covered by which FAFSA and which tax return you need when applying. You will need to apply for your FAFSA for both years.

FAFSA Semesters Covered Tax Return Needed
2020-2021 Fall 2020 2018
  Spring 2021 2018
  Summer 2021 2018
     
2021-2022 Fall 2021 2019
  Spring 2022 2019
  Summer 2022 2019
Filling out a FAFSA: It's Easier Than You Think

The FAFSA is the starting point for almost all financial aid opportunities, and it is essential you submit one every year.

Need Help With Your FAFSA?

Gift Aid Options

Ivy Tech offers many ways to save on your education including gift aid options such as scholarships, grants, and various fee remissions that you don’t need to pay back.

Learn more about ways to save!


Navigating The Financial Aid Process Infographic

Video Help

Still have questions? Check out these videos to help you get started.

Financial Aid
Priority Processing:

To be considered for state and federal aid, you must file the FAFSA. 



State Aid


For state aid, you must file by April 15 prior to the academic year you wish to attend. 
 


Federal Aid


Federal aid will be considered year-round, no matter what date you file your FAFSA.

 


Plan Ahead:


Why wait to file your FAFSA? 
You can file as early as October 1!

 


Ivy Tech Submission Dates:


Complete your Ivy Tech application and FAFSA by these dates to ensure you receive aid before your first day of classes.

Fall Term: July 15
Spring Term: December 1
Summer Term: May 1

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the forms I need to submit for Financial Aid Verification?

There are multiple financial aid forms that you may need to complete:

  • File your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
  • Complete financial aid verification (if you are selected) by logging on to your MyIvy account and clicking "Verification File Review" under My Ivy Tech.
  • Some forms will be available on your Financial Aid Requirements on MyIvy if we have requested additional information.
  • Other financial aid forms can be found at ivytech.edu/financial-aid/forms.
Can I increase the loan I accepted?

If you need to increase your requested loan amount, complete the Federal Direct Student Loan Request at www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid/forms.html.

Once the request has been submitted to the Financial Aid Office, your loan will be re-offered to you (if you are eligible) within 14 days, and you can accept all or a portion of it on MyIvy.

When will financial aid pay for my courses?

Learn more about the refund process by visiting https://www.ivytech.edu/refunds/.

How long does it take to be awarded once I have submitted requested documents?

If a correction has been made to your FAFSA during the verification process, we will receive your updated FAFSA within 7 days. Once we have the updated FAFSA, your file will be reviewed again to make sure all information has been updated. This subsequent review will take up to 10 business days. If any additional information is needed after this subsequent review is complete, you will be notified at your Ivy Tech email address.

How do I submit documents to the Verification Processing Center?

Learn more about how to submit documents to the Verfication Processing Center by clicking here

FAFSA Info

Filling out a FAFSA: It's Easier Than You Think

The FAFSA is the starting point for almost all financial aid opportunities, and it is essential you submit one every year.

Items You Need
Review the dropdown to see what items you need to complete your FAFSA.

After You File
Upon FAFSA filing, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) at the email address you provided, generated
by the U.S. Department of Education. Check your SAR to make sure all the data is correct, and make any necessary changes online.

If you haven’t received your SAR within three weeks of filing, visit fafsa.ed.gov or call 800-4-FED-AID to check the status of your FAFSA.

Need more info on how to file your Ivy Tech FAFSA?

Gift Aid

Learn more about ways to save!

Ivy Tech offers many ways to save on your education including various gift aid options. Gift aid consists of scholarships, grants, and various fee remissions that you don’t need to pay back.

To apply for most gift aid, you will need to have completed your FAFSA.

Qualifications vary according to each gift, but many take factors such as financial need, National Guard service, personal relationships/status, veteran status, seasonal farm work, and more into account.

Check out the dropdown to discover the many gift aid options offered at Ivy Tech.

Need more information on how you can pay for college?

 

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