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.
What does my IU 21st Century Scholarship cover?
The IU 21st Century Scholarship covers 100% tuition and mandatory fees (e.g., activity, repair and rehabilitation fee, transportation, technology, and health), or direct cost of attendance at IUB. In addition, the IU 21st Century Scholarship covers the Common Application Fee, IU Intent to Enroll Admissions Fee, IU Housing Application Fee, and IU Intensive Freshman Seminar (IFS) tuition fee (if applicable) for incoming scholars.
What does my IU 21st Century Scholarship NOT cover?
The IU 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, Hoosier Link fee, and/or other miscellaneous fees associated with your department. However, you can utilize student loans to offset this cost.
Why hasn’t my financial aid posted on my IU account?
Is your award appearing on ScholarTrack?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
My Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is 0 and I still have a balance. What should I do?
It is common for even our highest need students to have balances. The IU 21st Century Scholarship pays for 100% tuition and mandatory fees. Not all fees are categorized as mandatory. The Covenant, the Pell Grant, and other scholarships assist in paying for everything else. If you have a remaining balance, we strongly urge you to utilize student loans if you have not yet done so.
Am I required to utilize student loans at IU Bloomington?
NO, but we strongly recommend loans over working full-time. We discourage scholars working excess (more than 10) hours outside of classes. It is important to maintain a high GPA to maximize career opportunities after you earn your degree.
Does my IU 21st Century Scholarship cover tuition fees for the summer semester?
NO, unfortunately, there is no IU 21st Century Scholarship during the summer semester. This is because IU Bloomington uses a flat-rate tuition fee so all of your funding is exhausted during the fall and spring semesters. However, if you need to take summer classes, you are welcome to take out student loans or to utilize personal expenses.
What kind of programs and services you provide as an IU 21st Century Scholar?
Great question! We offer many programs and services at the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. A few are: IU 21st Century Scholar Volunteer Corps, IU G.I.V.E. back program, FREE IU 21st Century Scholars private tutoring services, FREE IU 21st Century Scholars textbook rental services, FREE healthy snacks in study tables, FREE annual conference to "Indiana 21st Century Scholars Next Steps College Conference," IU 21st Century Scholars weekly e-newsletter, IU Faculty-Student Mentorship Program, IU FASE Mentorship Program, IU Pass the Torch for Women Mentorship Program, IU 21st Century Scholars senior graduation recognition dinner with IU president/vice presidents, FREE membership to Indiana 21st Century Scholars Alumni Network, IU OVPDEMA study abroad scholarships, professional development workshops, site visits to Fortune 500 companies, as well as FREE pizza/wings during midterm and finals weeks!
Do remediation course (prefixed with “0”) at IU count towards the 30/60/90 credit hours requirement?
NO, unfortunately, remediation courses won’t count towards the required 30/60/90 credit hours.
I did not complete the 30/60/90 credit hours requirement as I had to withdraw and/or had failed a class at IU Bloomington. What should I do?
The only option is to complete summer classes at either IU Bloomington or at another institution. 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.
I will graduate from IU this May/December and only need to complete less than 12 credits to graduate. Do I still need to enroll in 12 credits or more in my final semester?
YES, the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) requires all scholars to remain "full-time" status regardless of class standing.
Can I extend my IU 21st Century Scholarship as a “5th Year” student?
NO, unfortunately, the scholarship cannot be extended to the "5th year." Historically, about 30% of our scholars will stay for 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.
I would like to enroll in courses at both IU Bloomington and IUPUI during the fall/spring semester. Could I have my Indiana 21st Century Scholarship split between the two IU campuses?
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.
I am required to take the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). Can I receive a test reimbursement for completing this exam at Indiana University Bloomington?
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.