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Get Your Hands on Indiana Financial Aid

Indiana has financial aid for all kinds of students!
To qualify, you must complete and submit the FAFSA by March 10 of your senior year (and each following year you plan to enroll in college).
If you signed up for the 21st Century Scholars program in middle school, stay on track. Visit Scholars.IN.gov/ScholarTrack to see what you need to access your scholarship. You can also call the Student Support Center at 1-888-528-4719.
Check out the options below, and visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/cost to see all available state financial aid and check full requirements.

 

Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
Who qualifies?*
Students who graduate from a public high school at least one year early and start college within five months.
How much?*
A one-time $4,000 award.

 

Frank O’Bannon Grant
(also known as the Higher Education Award or Freedom of Choice Grant)
Who qualifies?*
Full-time college students with financial need. You may receive more aid if you earn an honors diploma in high school, maintain a high GPA in college, complete more credit hours or earn an associate degree.
How much?*
$600 to $7,400, depending on your college and your financial need. Additional merit incentives available from $700 to $1,400.

 

Indiana National Guard Supplement Grant
Who qualifies?*
Students who are active members of the Indiana Air or Army National Guard.
How much?*
Up to 100% of tuition costs at a public Indiana college.

 

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
(see LearnMoreIndiana.org/cost for details on student teaching stipends for minorities and high-need fields, too)
Who qualifies?*
Black or Hispanic students majoring in education who plan to teach in Indiana at least three years after graduation.
How much?*
Up to $1,000 for students without financial need.  Up to $4,000 for students with financial need.

 

Children of Public Safety Officers
Who qualifies?*
Students whose parent is a deceased or disabled military veteran, deceased public safety officer or permanently disabled state trooper.
How much?*
Up to 100% of tuition costs at a public Indiana college.

 

EARN Indiana
(work-study program)
Who qualifies?*
Students who demonstrate financial need.
How much?*
Varies, but all internships are paid at least federal minimum wage.

 

COST TIP

“If you are really interested in a school, don’t let its tuition cost scare you away. There are many different types of schools and tuition amounts and institutional aid can vary greatly. The point here is, pick your school based on the program you want to take and then contact schools you are interested in regardless of price. Chances are, the schools’ admissions and financial aid offices can help you find ways to make your tuition more affordable. At Indiana Tech, for instance, we have academic scholarships up to $15,000. Research academic programs, look at posted costs, and then apply to see what else the school and federal government can do for you. Scholarships, grants, and endowments from schools can greatly decrease costs.”
Scott W. Thum, director of financial aid, Indiana Tech

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