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Financial Support

Please note that many of the following scholarships require that you also file the FAFSA.  The priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 10th of each year. For more information about the FAFSA, scholarship searches, and the financial aid process at IUB, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The Office of Scholarships has information regarding additional IU-based scholarships.

For information about tax credits and deductions along with information on how receiving a scholarship may impact your taxable income, please visit the IRS website

IUB Returning Adult Student Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships listed below, you should also check with your academic school and/or department for additional opportunities:

Cox Access Scholarships
Enables suitably qualified returning adult learners, with a cumulative gap of five years or more in their education, to be full-time students and part-time employees.  Submit the Cox Access Application  (paper version only, no longer available on OneStart) and other required materials listed on the Cox Access website by June 14th.  Your application packet should be mailed directly to:

Abby Englert
Office of Scholarships
Indiana University
408 N. Union Street, Room 324
Bloomington, IN 47405

You may contact the ASR office with any questions about this scholarship.

ASR Returning Adult Student Scholarships
All undergraduate students who have experienced a gap in their education are eligible to apply, regardless of degree program.  Consideration for the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is included in this application.  Applications are due by June 14th.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

You should check with your employer, along with any civic, religious, or community affiliations you may have, to inquire about possible scholarships.  We’ve listed a few possibilities here as well.

BUEA Incentives for Bloomington Residents
The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) offers direct and indirect benefits to those who live within the Enteprise ZoneAlthough the BUEA website has old application due dates listed, it has been confirmed that this scholarship is being offered for the 2013-14 academic year.

Indiana University Credit Union
Available to part-time and full-time IU students who are members of the IU Credit Union.  Applications are due by Feb. 15th.

Indiana Women’s Education Foundation
Scholarships for women in a variety of fields of study and life circumstances.  Check out their website for more information and the application. Applications are due by Feb. 15th.  

IU Foundation
Offers a variety of donor directed scholarships to admitted IU students.  Application due March 10th.  

PEO Scholarships
For women who have had a 24 consecutive month gap in their education and are within 24 consecutive months of completing their degree. The application is due at least 10 weeks prior to the start of the semester. For more information and the scholarship application, email Lou Moir at

Psi Iota Xi
Scholarships for women entering or returning to college who have demonstrated financial need and academic potential. Applications are not yet available.

National Scholarship Opportunities for Women

AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program
Helping win back opportunity for low-income, 50-plus women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who are 35 or older, enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school (which includes IUB).

Linda Lael Miller Scholarship
For women who are 25 and older and who want to improve their life through education.

Talbots Scholarship Program
Supports those women ready to start a new chapter and pursue a college degree later in life.