Financial Issues

Get your finances on track

Managing your money can be stressful, especially during college. The Indiana University Student Advocates Office is here to help you in dire circumstances. Our Student Advocates can assist you with:

  • Appealing university decisions about financial aid, tuition and fees, and more
  • Getting emergency funding
  • Finding resources that will help you make informed financial decisions

Whatever the situation, we’ll help you explore your options and find a solution.

File an appeal

As a student, you have the right to appeal university decisions that affect your financial aid, tuition and fees, and more. Our Student Advocates can help you understand the appeal process and prepare your appeal.

Types of appeals

Get emergency funding

If you’re experiencing unexpected financial hardship, the Student Advocates Office may be able to provide limited emergency funding (up to $500) for expenses such as flying home for a death in the family or severe weather causing an unusually high utility bill.

To get emergency funding, you must meet certain eligibility requirements and go through our application process.

Learn how to apply for emergency funding

Find resources

MoneySmarts, IU’s financial literacy initiative, has the resources you need to establish good money habits and reduce your student debt. 

Get moneysmart

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