Along with aid from the U.S. federal government, you'll want to check out the variety of grant and loan repayment programs available from the state of Indiana, and awarded through the schools.
The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana provides a variety of scholarship opportunities for students of all backgrounds and aspirations.
- The Hoosier Scholarship
Awarded annually to an Indiana resident with academic merit attending an Indiana college or university.
- Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
A federally supported merit-based scholarship for Indiana residents.
- Frank O'Bannon Grant Program
A needs-based grant given to full-time students. The amount varies by year.
- Nursing Scholarship
Created by the Indiana General Assembly to encourage students to pursue a degree in nursing.
- Minority Teacher/Special Services Scholarship
This award was created to encourage black and hispanic students in Indiana to become teachers.
- Part-Time Grant Program
A term-based award given to part-time degree-seeking students who have shown financial need.
Indiana residents can also seek help from the Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans Inc., a nonprofit provider of student loan service.
All students should apply for the above aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA. Most schools have their own financial aid applications in addition to the FAFSA. It's a good idea to check with a school's financial aid department about specific procedures and deadlines, as they vary.