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Putting the Pieces Together

Financial aid comes in many forms. Scholarships and grants are money you don’t have to pay back. Student employment provides income to help cover costs and education loans are debt that must be paid back. Each type of aid is a piece of the college funding puzzle and INvestEd is here to help you put the pieces together.

Completing the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most important step in the financial aid process and determines your eligibility for both state of Indiana and Federal financial aid, which includes work-study and education loans.

Student Employment

Student employment is often overlooked but can be a great way to help pay for college and gain practical work experience. Money earned can help cover college expenses and minimize student loan debt.

Student Loan Options

INvestEd has created a no fee private education loan to help families cover the remaining costs for school. This loan includes a benefit for degree completion! Eligibility is based on the credit of the student and typically a cosigner.

Finalizing Financial Aid

A significant factor in making your final decision is deciding how you’ll cover the cost.Look at the entire length of your program, not just the current year, as you review your funding options.

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Grants are typically based either on a student’s financial need as determined by an application or the program they are pursuing.


Scholarships are based on all kinds of factors like career interest, volunteer activity, family heritage, academic standing, talents & abilities, and so much more!

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