Transfer Scholar FAQs
I am thinking about transferring to IUB. Would should I do?
Complete the IUB Transfer Application. If you are coming from another IU regional campus, complete the Intercampus Transfer Application (be sure to make sure you select permanent). Be sure to complete your FAFSA by April 15th and include IUB. Once your FAFSA is submitted and processed, you can contact Student Central (firstname.lastname@example.org; 812-855-6500) in regards to your financial aid package.
How can I check if I am still eligible for the 21st Century Tuition Scholarship?
Our office does not determine eligibility as our office only serves IUB 21st Century Scholars. Please contact the State office at 888-528-4719 to check on a student’s eligibility.
Can my or my parent’s income affect my 21st Century Scholarship?
Yes, major income changes can affect a student’s eligibility. The income threshold still applies. Please contact the State office at 888-528-4719 to check on a student’s eligibility.
What are the requirements for maintaining and renewing my Indiana 21st Century Scholarship at Indiana University Bloomington?
There are five requirements that all scholars have to meet each year: 1) Earn 30 credits per academic year with a minimum grade of D- or higher for each course, 2) Full-time status (minimum 12 credits per semester), 3) File your FAFSA on-time each year (by April 15th), 4) Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and 5) Be a good citizen, 6) For scholars who enrolled in the Fall of 2019 and after, you must complete the College Scholar Success Program.
What is Scholar Track?
The Scholar Track site allows scholars to:
- See any issues with your FAFSA that could prevent you from receiving state aid so that you can make necessary changes.
- View your state grant award amount.
- View your state grant history.
- Update your College Scholar Success Program (SSP) requirements.
- View your Credit Bank
- View and submit State appeals
- View how much aid you have left and how much aid you have used
- Apply for other state funded programs
I am having issues logging into my Scholar Track. Who should I contact?
Please contact the State 888-528-4719 and be sure to change your email address to your IU email.
What is the College School Scholar Success Program?
The College Scholar Success Program helps scholars prepare and pay college completion, post-graduation and career success. Starting with the freshmen class of 2019 and beyond, all scholars will be required to complete six requirements each year for college performance, college engagement and career preparation.
What would my IUB 21st Century Tuition Scholarship cover?
The IUB 21st Century Tuition Scholarship covers 100% tuition and mandatory fees (e.g., activity, repair and rehabilitation fee, transportation, technology, and health). In addition, the IU 21st Century Tuition Scholarship covers the Fall/Spring Study Abroad with IU affiliated programs and IU Intensive Freshman Seminar (IFS) tuition fee (if applicable) for incoming scholars.
What would my IUB 21st Century Tuition Scholarship NOT cover?
The IUB 21st Century Scholarship does NOT cover IUB summer tuition and mandatory fee, on-campus room/board, academic program or department fee, first-year orientation fee, fraternity/sorority fee (if applicable), "non-IU" study abroad program, online course fees and/or other miscellaneous fees associated with your department. However, you can work part-time, 10 to 20 hours per week, or utilize student loans to offset this cost.
Why hasn’t my financial aid posted on my IU account?
Is your award appearing on Scholar Track?
1. ScholarTrack will list the reason for this. Please make sure you have indicated the correct school choice. It will need to be changed in Scholar Track and on your current FAFSA.
1. Do you have To Do List items?
- No. Please double check by going to one.iu.edu.
- Yes. Your to-do list items will need to be processed and completed before aid can post. Processing can take up to three weeks. Please monitor your e-mail account for updates.
2. Are you enrolled full-time?
- Yes. Your aid has not yet been applied. Student Central on Union is working to get aid posted to your account.
- No. You must be enrolled full-time before the end of the first week of classes.
Am I required to utilize student loans at IU Bloomington?
NO, but we strongly recommend loans over working full-time. Students can work a part-time job, 10 to 20 hours per week, to keep the student's course work a priority to remain in good academic standing and maintain scholarship eligibility. We suggest that students work on campus. If scholars are struggling to meet basic needs, food, rent, etc., and they are already working part-time, we would highly recommend a scholar utilize any federal loans available to them.
Are transfer students eligible for the IUB Covenant Scholarship?
NO. Unfortunately, transfer students from other institutions are NOT eligible for the Covenant, this includes freshmen transfer students.
What if I don't receive the IUB Covenant Scholarship?
If you do not receive the covenant, then we encourage all scholars to join IU G.I.V.E. Back program. Through community service and voluntary action, students can receive a refund check of $500.00 each semester for their on-campus housing and on-campus meal plans. Also, check our online workshop, Living off Campus as Scholar, as living off campus is more affordable than living on campus.
What kind of programs and services would I have access to as an IUB 21st Century Scholar?
Great question! Check out the other tabs under “Current Students”, check our calendar and newsletters.
I am interested in studying abroad once I transfer. Can I use my IUB 21st Century Tuition Scholarship to cover tuition overseas?
YES, as an IU 21st Century Scholar, you can utilize your 21st Century Scholarship to pay for tuition for any "IU approved" or "IU co-sponsored" study abroad program during the fall/spring semester. *Please note that your IU 21st Century Scholarship cannot be applied for the summer semester. However, you can apply to receive a partial scholarship for the summer semester through the IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program.
As a transfer student, am I eligible for the housing fee application?
We highly suggest that transfer scholars do not live on campus but if on campus living is preferred, please contact RPS (812) 855-1764.