Funding Opportunities for Current Students

Funding your education can be hard work. We have put together some ideas on how students can help meet their expenses and tuition requirements:

  • Scholarships

    The OIA offers most scholarship funding through admission-based scholarships. However, there are scholarships available for continuing students. Places to look for these include:

    • Check with your department. After admission-based scholarships, departments can be a very good place to start looking for discipline specific funding.
    • Check out the Student Central Scholarships page here.
  • Money Smarts

    The MoneySmarts program can teach you how to make informed financial decisions. Plus, the cost of living in Indianapolis is 7 percent lower than the U.S. average.

    Learn more about MoneySmarts »
  • Work On-Campus

    International students can work on-campus and meet their immigration needs. 

    Learn more about F-1 Students working on campus » 
    Learn more about J-1 Students working on campus» 
  • External Funding

    Funding from outside of IUPUI can also be used to fund your education. Be sure that this is in the form of scholarships, not off-campus work.

    Learn more about External Funding Opportunities » 
  • Student Loans

    Student loans can be a good way to finance your education now and pay the money back after you finish your degree.

    Learn more about Student Loans » 
  • International Student Financial Assistance Program

    OIA does have a small reserve for students who face a severe, unpredictable, and completely out of their control event. 

    Learn more about the International Student Financial Assitance Program » 
  • Emergency Financial Assistance (COVID-19)

    Are you an F-1 or J-1 student experiencing an immediate financial challenge as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation? Do you need assistance with basic needs or the unexpected costs of online learning? Are you nearing graduation and facing an unexpected financial challenge? IUPUI offers emergency grant and loan funding to eligible international students facing these situations.

    Learn more about the application