Financial Challenges

We're here to help

Are you experiencing a financial challenge as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation? Do you need assistance with the unexpected costs of online learning technology or Internet? Are you nearing graduation with limited remaining funding or facing an unexpected financial challenge such as an unexpected car repair, loss of employment, or lack of funds for adequate food? IU Fort Wayne offers grant and loan funding to eligible students facing these situations. Requirements vary based on award program. However, most resources require students to meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled at IU Fort Wayne
  • Exhausted all available federal and state financial aid funds

Exceptions to these criteria may be made on a case by case basis. To help determine your eligibility and to apply for funding, please complete the following form.

Financial challenges

Supporting you as a student is a top priority at IU Fort Wayne. We may be able to help when you're experiencing financial challenges. These include:

  • COVID-19 related issues: Do you have additional costs such as medical, technology needs, loss of job or change to housing?
  • Graduation assistance: You may qualify for additional funding to help you earn your degree if you're nearing graduation and need help covering your remaining costs. 
  • Financial assistance: You may be eligible for emergency funding if you are facing an unexpected financial emergency.
  • Financial aid re-evaluation: You may be able to have your financial aid adjusted if your financial circumstances have changed since you filed the FAFSA.

Contact us about one or more of these challenges

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 passed in December included money for higher education. We are waiting on additional details from the Department of Education about funding amounts and student eligibility. Applications for this funding are not being accepted at this time. Once final guidance is available, students will be notified by email if they were eligible to receive this grant.

Academic challenges

Do you need help with your academics? You have access to Purdue Fort Wayne's suite of tutoring options as an IU Fort Wayne student!

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