Financial Aid Links
Local Scholarship Opportunities
The Lutheran Foundation
The Lutheran Foundation Health Professions Scholarship Program provides scholarships for students of nursing and other health-related careers.
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne administers scholarship programs for residents of Allen County, Indiana.
Adams County Community Foundation
The Adams County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Adams County, Indiana.
DeKalb County Community Foundation
The DeKalb County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of DeKalb County, Indiana.
Huntington County Community Foundation
The Huntington County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Huntington County, Indiana.
Kosciusko County Community Foundation
The Kosciusko County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Kosciusko County, Indiana.
Whitley County Community Foundation
The Whitley County Community Foundation administers scholarship programs for residents of Whitley County, Indiana.
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center provides links to all of the community foundations in Indiana. Check out your local community foundation to see what scholarships are available to residents and graduates of your county.
Questa Education Foundation
Questa Education Foundation assists young people with financial need attain a college education, graduate with less debt and become contributing members of northeast Indiana’s workforce. Visit Questa’s site for information about the Roy Nursing Scholarship, the Questa Scholars Program, and the Women in Business Program. USF is a contributing Payback Partner in the Questa Scholars Program. If all criteria are met, Questa Scholars may borrow up to $20,000 and have up to 75 percent of the debt forgiven or repaid on their behalf between the foundation and USF.
Fastweb provides free, detailed information and step-by-step instructions. You will also be prompted to create your own private account name with your own private mailbox.
Scholarships360 is a free resource which carefully selects quality scholarship opportunities for students. They profile a select number of reputable scholarships.
SchoolSoup provides a directory where students can quickly and easily browse through scholarships by a variety of categories.
College Board provides a scholarship search feature, as well as a Financial Aid Services area that discusses tips on financial planning for students and parents. The site also provides useful background information about student loans.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) mission is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. They deliver a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities.
Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students
A guide for Hispanic students about the higher education process and navigating financial aid as a Hispanic student. This website from onlinecolleges.net also includes information specifically for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.
Indiana College Costs Estimator
When looking for scholarships that your specific county offers, you can use the Indiana College Local Scholarships page to look for county specific scholarships.
BankingSense.com is one of the fastest growing and informative finance blogs on the web. Check us out and our College Scholarships & Grants Guide today.
MACH25 is a simple and fast way to find aid for school. Users are prompted to create a user account which is used to search for scholarships. Instructions are provided online for you to conduct your scholarship search.
Scholarships.com is a free search engine to find outside scholarships. The list of potential scholarship matches can be sorted by deadline, amount or relevance.
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
At U.S. Bank, they know paying for college can be challenging. Here’s your opportunity to apply for one of 40 $1,000 scholarships. This program runs October through March and is available to high school seniors and college undergraduates.
SallieMae Graduate and Professional Scholarship Search
SallieMae now has a scholarship tool just for graduate and professional students. Registration is free. Add your field of student and academic interests, search for custom scholarship matches, and get email alerts about new matches.
Workforce Investment Act
Contact the Work One Northeast Scholarship Coordinator at 260.745.3555 for more information about funding that may be available through the Workforce Investment Act.
Federal Student Aid
The official site of Federal Student Aid is a part of the U.S. Department of Education. The site provides information to students and families about preparing for college, types of federal aid and how to apply.
National Student Loan Data System
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data. Students can view their entire loan history through the Financial Aid Review.
Learn More Indiana
ICPAC informs, encourages, and supports the education and career development of all Hoosiers. ICPAC operates a toll-free telephone hotline staffed by information specialists who can answer questions and provide resources on education and career options.
IRS Tax Benefits for Higher Education
This is a direct link to the IRS publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education and is available as a PDF.
Tax credits for education
Learn about tax credits for higher education.
Career Guide for Veterans
Making the transition from a military to civilian job can be a daunting task. Many have made the transition and have successfully landed jobs in the civilian world. All it takes is a plan and some knowledge of how to best present yourself and your experience to your potential employer. This guide will help you walk through the details.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The VA offers several programs administered by its Education Service. Aid is available for veterans, reservists, National Guard persons, widows and orphans. Programs detailed on the VA Education Service website include the Montgomery GI Bill (for active and selected Reserves personnel), Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program, Work-Study and Tutorial Assistance. Toll-free numbers for assistance and benefit forms are included on the site.
The United States Army
The Army offers education benefits for individuals enlisting in selected military occupational specialties. The Montgomery GI Bill and the Army’s College Fund offer financial assistance to defray future education expenses. Students leaving college may be eligible for the Army’s Loan Repayment Program. The enlistment option, for active Army or Army Reserve, repays eligible federally insured loans for education.
AmeriCorps is a service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, AmeriCorps allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers scholarships and loans for health professions students.
College Choice 529 Investment Plan
Find out more about the Indiana 529 Investment Plan, a program that assists in saving for your students college education.
Loan Forgiveness Information
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full time in public service jobs. Under this program, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance of your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full time by certain public service employers.
Teacher Loan Forgiveness
Students may be able to have loans forgiven if they agree to teach and meet certain qualifications.
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program sets registered nurses on a rewarding career path while paying off 60 percent of their unpaid nursing student loans in just two years.
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment
Primary care clinicians are eligible for loan repayment assistance in exchange for working in under-served rural and urban communities throughout the United States known as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Please refer to their website for specific eligibility requirements.