Indiana University has a proud tradition of supporting student success—and scholarships are a huge part of that tradition. Are you an admitted Hoosier? Working toward admission? No matter what, we’re happy to help you find support.
Funding your future
All students who apply by the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2023 will receive the highest scholarship consideration, regardless of whether or not they choose to have test scores considered as part of their application.
Your next steps
If you’re applying to IU as a first-year student, follow these steps for the best chance at scholarships to help fund your education.
1. Submit a complete application for admission to Indiana University Bloomington no later than November 1.
All applicants who meet this deadline will be considered for IU Academic Scholarships. There is no additional application for these scholarships. Recipients of an IU Academic Scholarship will be notified in mid-February via email, followed by a letter in the mail.
2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Many scholarships and other forms of financial aid require students to have a FAFSA on file. The FAFSA opens each year on October 1. Our priority deadline is April 15, but we recommend completing yours as soon as possible.
3. Explore additional scholarships by logging in to the Scholarships task in One.IU.
Complete all questions on the General Application, and click “Finish and Submit.” Then complete any additional applications listed under "Other Recommended Opportunities" to be considered for the most relevant scholarships for you.
4. If you’re invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), submit all materials by February 1.
The SSA is by invitation only and requires letters of recommendation. If you’re eligible, you'll be notified via email from the Office of Scholarships. Give yourself plenty of time to make sure everything is submitted by the deadline.
5. Browse non-IU scholarships.
Keep searching for more scholarships you might be eligible for. Paying for college often involves a variety of different funding sources.
By deciding to go to IU, I knew I was going to get an exceptional education that was also incredibly affordable. This helped me to be sure IU was the school for me. Go Hoosiers!Deion Ziwawo, Class of 2024, College of Arts + Sciences
IU Academic Scholarships
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Selective Scholarship Application (SSA)
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