Is there any way current college students can receive the 21st Century Scholarship?
NO, scholars would have had to enroll in middle school and meet the requirements.
NO, scholars would have had to enroll in middle school and meet the requirements.
SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) is determined by Student Central. Student Central then updates the State. Once Student Central updates the State, the State will automatically check the SAP box. Student Central usually updates the State around the end of July, or early August. Due to COVID-19, processing may be slower. As long as a student has not been notified by Student Central via email or their Student Center to-do list, this requirement should be completed.
It is not uncommon for students to see their financial aid noted in Student Center toward the end of July or closer to the start of classes. Also, timing may be slower due to COVID-19. For questions about financial aid, please follow up with Student Central (firstname.lastname@example.org; 812-855-6500).
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.
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.
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.
The ScholarTrack site allows scholars to:
If there are enough courses in the credit bank to make 30 credits for the year (15 cr. per semester) either from high school dual credits or AP/IB and/or extra courses you may have taken over 15 credits, the State will automatically count them. The section called “Reserved for Award Creation”, shows the credits that the state will put on hold if you have enough credits to give you 30 by the end of the year. The section, “Used for Awards” means that those credits have already been used and they can not be used again. You can follow up with the State 888-528-4719 if you have any other questions or concerns about your credit bank and Scholar Track.
They can be requested in Scholar Track via your credit bank. Be sure to request credits from the institution that sponsored the credits you took. For example, if dual credits were offered by Ivy Tech in high school, request credits from Ivy Tech or if you took classes at another college or university, requests from that or those colleges/universities. Contact the State at 888-528-4719 if you need further assistance with Scholar Track.
Please contact the State at 888-528-4719 and be sure to change your email address to your IU email.
The College Scholar Success Program helps scholars prepare and pay for 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.
The IUB 21st Century Tuition Scholarship covers:
The IUB 21st Century Scholarship does NOT cover:
If any of these are charged to your Bursar account, the fee(s) may be automatically subtracted once your financial aid posts to your Bursar account which is around the time classes start each semester or if a student is awarded a refund, those funds can be used to offset these costs. You can also utilize student loans if needed or work part-time; we suggest 10 to 20 hours per week, to offset these costs.
Is your award appearing on ScholarTrack?
No. ScholarTrack will list the reason for this. Please make sure you have indicated the correct school choice. It will need to be changed in ScholarTrack and on your current FAFSA.
Yes. Do you have To Do List items?
Are you enrolled full-time?
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.
If you are interested in summer courses, please create an academic plan of courses with your Academic Advisor, and register for summer classes based on your academic needs. Then contact Student Central (812-855-6500; email@example.com) who will inform you of the financial options based on that academic plan (number of credits). Keep in mind that in order to receive any financial aid, you must take a minimum of 6 credits. You will have time after enrolling to cancel classes if the financial plan does not work for your situation - without cost. However, if you need to take summer classes, you are welcome to take out student loans or to utilize personal expenses.
Yes, students who are looking to use their last semester of funding during the summer to graduate early can apply for the Fast Track initiative via your Scholar Track. Students must have completed 30 credit hours in the current award year (without using the Credit Bank) to qualify for Fast Track.
Up to 12 credit hours of remedial courses can be counted toward the 30 credit hours in their first year of receiving the scholarship.
The only option is to complete summer classes at either IU Bloomington or at another institution such as Ivy Tech Community College. If you did not complete 30/60/90 credit hours due to a recent medical condition/family emergency, you can file an appeal via IU Student Central here. Please note that there is NO Indiana 21st Century Scholarship during the summer semester. According to Indiana Code Title 21-12-6-7, failure to satisfy the 30/60/90 credit hours requirement may remove you from receiving the Indiana 21st Century Scholarship the following academic year unless you have documentation of health/medical reason.
NO, you are not required to enroll “full-time” if you are in the final semester of college and do not need to take 12 credits to graduate. If you are not going to enroll full-time, you should speak with financial aid to talk through how to utilize your scholarship and how this might affect your full financial aid package.
NO, unfortunately, the scholarship cannot be extended to the "5th year." If you must stay for the 5th year, we highly recommend that you utilize student loans and/or the Pell Grant to pay your tuition fee.
NO, unfortunately, the Indiana 21st Century Scholarship cannot pay for tuition at two different IU campuses. We highly advise scholars to enroll in one higher education institution per semester.
YES, you can receive a reimbursement fee. You will need to come into our office and take our practice CASA exam. If you score at least a 70%, you will be eligible for a reimbursement. If you would like to come to our office to take the practice CASA exam, please call us at (812) 856-1910 to set-up a time.
You will need to submit an appeal to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) to reinstate your scholarship but does not guarantee approval. Check the CHE site for more info here and make an appointment with a 21CS academic advisor.
YES, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program partners with IU OVPDEMA Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for a study abroad scholarship typically falls between January 15 and February 15.
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.
NO, unfortunately, the Indiana 21st Century Scholarship cannot be applied to "non-IU" study abroad programs. We highly discourage students to pursue this option.
YES, in an effort to promote volunteerism and philanthropic action, the IU 21st Century Scholars Program has launched the "IU 21st Century Scholars Servant Leadership Initiative Award" and "IU 21st Century Scholars Program Scholar Success Fund" in which students can perform community service work within the Bloomington area and then receive a small compensation for their voluntary work through the IU 21st Century Scholar Volunteer Corps and G.I.V.E. back program. The funds are supported by the IU RPS Residential Life and administered by the IU Office of Scholarships. The scholarship falls between $200.00 and $500.00.
It is a supplemental scholarship that may be offered to 21st Century Scholars who enroll at IUB their freshman year and remain in continuous enrollment at IUB. Transfer students, including freshman transfers, are not eligible. It can be used towards the costs of a standard double occupancy campus dorm with or without air conditioning, a standard meal plan and other indirect costs such as textbooks, course fees, etc. (See more info on the Covenant on the IU Office of Scholarships website.)
Students receive the Covenant based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. The Covenant is based on financial need. About 85 percent of our scholars receive the Covenant. To maintain the Covenant, students must be enrolled full-time on the IU Bloomington campus for 8 consecutive semesters. Please note that you must file a FAFSA application every year by April 15th to maintain your tuition scholarship and Covenant.
It can be more affordable to live off campus as long as a scholar select an affordable off campus housing option, even if a student does not receive the Covenant. We have an online workshop called Living Off Campus as a Scholar.
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.
NO, once you leave IU Bloomington, the IU 21st Century Scholarship Covenant cannot be reinstated. However, your IU 21st Century Tuition Scholarship can be transferred to a different institution or campus in the state of Indiana.
YES, the Covenant requires students to maintain continuous enrollment on the IU Bloomington campus every fall and spring. Taking off the fall/spring semester will interrupt the continuous enrollment. You cannot reinstate the Covenant upon your return. However, you can file an appeal. Be sure to make an appointment with a 21CS academic advisor.
NO. The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is an undergraduate department at Indiana University Bloomington. We currently do not provide services at the graduate level. However, we encourage all scholars to apply for graduate school.