Making postsecondary education a reality for all Marion County residents
More than 60% of jobs in the state of Indiana require a postsecondary credential or degree, but only 42% of Marion County residents have the education and training needed in the twenty-first century economy.
In May 2018, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett signed the Indianapolis Promise Initiative in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, EmployIndy, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis campus) to launch Indy Achieves.
Through Indy Achieves, Marion County residents who receive state financial aid and are attending IUPUI may qualify for additional financial assistance and support services.
**Keep in mind that, depending on your choices, you may also be charged optional and course-related fees, housing costs, recreational and locker rental fees, a meal plan fee, and parking fees. These fees are not included in the estimate of tuition cost in the IA Promise Scholarship calculation.
Once accepted and enrolled full time, in this case at IUPUI, the Indy Achieves Promise Scholarship will be disbursed directly to IUPUI on behalf of the student. Your tuition bill will reflect the amount deducted for the Indy Achieves Promise Scholarship. Money will never be paid directly to a student.
Part-time students are not eligible to receive state financial aid (e.g., 21st Century Scholarship or Frank O’Bannon Grant) and therefore cannot be eligible for the Indy Achieves Promise Scholarship.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
It is a requirement to file the FAFSA each year to be eligible for the Indy Achieves Promise Scholarship and student financial aid.
All IUPUI students are required to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in an eligible degree or certificate program to be eligible for financial aid. Federal regulations require that your entire Indiana University academic record be reviewed for SAP, including semesters in which you did not apply for or receive financial aid.
No, but your student success coach is a great resource and is knowledgeable about IUPUI academic policies and procedures. They can also connect you to great opportunities at IUPUI and the Indianapolis community.
If you’re an Indy Achieves Promise Scholar who receives the Frank O’Bannon Grant, you’re a part of a coaching cohort, and you will connect with a student success coach as you pursue your degree at IUPUI.
In addition, Indy Achieves works alongside advisors, financial aid administrators, student support staff, and other campus partners to ensure your student success at IUPUI.
We still encourage you to plan to meet with your advisor from your respective school or program.
ScholarTrack is the one-stop shop for Hoosiers’ state financial aid needs. ScholarTrack guides students and families through the process of planning for, applying for, and maintaining their financial aid, beginning as early as middle school and continuing through college completion.
You must complete 30 credit hours for each academic year. At IUPUI, that includes fall and spring semesters, winter term, and summer sessions. This means that in most cases you have a full calendar year to complete your 30 credit hours. If you start in the fall of 2020, for example, you have until the start of the fall 2021 semester to complete 30 credit hours.
Connect with your student success coach to create a plan for credit completion.We want you to succeed and will work with you on how to be compliant with financial aid requirements.
If you’re working on an undergraduate degree that requires at least 120 credit hours, completing 30 credit hours during an academic year can ensure you stay on track with your degree completion and maintain your student financial aid.
Connect with your student success coach or advisor if you have questions about your specific degree program.