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)

    If you are an F-1 or J-1 student struggling with basic needs such as food, housing, or technology needed for on-going study as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to apply for the International Student Emergency Fund. Awards are limited and may be offered in the form of grants (scholarships), educational loans or a combination of the two. 

    Learn more about the application