Financial Aid

School Code: 001828

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Financial Aid Office Hours:


Monday - Thursday:  8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Friday:  9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Contact Us:

Phone:  260-481-6820

Fax:      260-481-4159

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Gainful Employment Information:

Dental Assisting Certificate

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

Private Alternative Education Loans

Prior to considering private student loans, students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Private student loans should be considered after all other sources of financial aid (grants, scholarships, federal work study and federal student loans) have been exhausted.

Private loans can be expensive to take in place of Federal Student Loans for some borrowers.  The Financial Aid Office cautions students to undergo research into all options and consider the cost of both types of loans. Federal loans have proven over the years to be cheaper and allow for more flexibility than loans taken from the private market.  Compare the two side by side - Click Here.

Alternative Private student loans are available to assist students in need of financing for their education after all other sources are exhausted. Students are the primary responsibility holders and sometimes a cosigner, if required. The cosigner themselves should be aware that if the student doesn't make the payments, that he/she will also be responsible for the loan payments.  These loans can be taken out up to the Cost of Attendance after all other aid is subtracted.

  • Fixed or variable interest rates
  • Variable adjust up and down to current market conditions
  • Interest rate is contingent on credit score

The following online student marketplaces are available to help you compare loans being offered by different lenders.

                        INvestEd                                      FastChoice

                         Why INvestEd Marketplace?


Beginning February 14, 2010, by Federal Regulation, banks and lenders must provide students with several different disclosure and Certification forms before the loan can be disbursed. The form serves as a reminder that students should seek other aid first before considering a private loan. Loans will have to be confirmed by email or over the phone, if the student has any outstanding Stafford Loan Eligibility, as it is cheaper, by the IPFW Financial Aid Staff. These requirements do slow down the approval process for private loans. Each step can be moved along faster by timely responses to your lender requirements and obligations. Private loans will take a minimum of three weeks to complete from the time of the submission of the completed application.

Disclosure Statements

Federal Regulation also requires that preferred lenders provide annual reports to schools regarding private education loans that are available to students. Disclosure statements are also provided by each bank to explain requirements and costs associated with every loan.