Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

What would it Cost You to Attend IPFW

You can estimate your costs for the upcoming year by looking at the Cost of Attendance (COA) or budget.  This will give you the cost of tuition, room and board, books and supplies, travel and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Click Here to Estimate your Cost

Types of Aid


Students that demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA, may qualify for aid from either the federal or state government. Grants do not have to be paid back.

Scholarships (New vs. Returning Students)

There are a wide variety of scholarships available to IPFW students. Some are Merit based, awarded based on achievements and/or Need-based (awarded based on your financial need).


Borrowed money to help pay for school now from the federal government or from private financial sources that the student must pay back later.


This is a limited program that is subsidized by the federal government to allow students the opportunity to work on-campus or for a non-for-profit. This is a Need Based program.

File your FAFSA

By filing out your FAFSA, you'll be automatically considered for aid at any school you are accepted to for state and federal aid, federal loans, and federal work-study. Some programs may require more steps after or before it can be awarded for more information contact a Financial Aid Representative.

File Your FAFSA (Deadline for Indiana State aid is April 15, 2018)

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

Free Resources

Download the Financial Aid Quick Guide: Student Loans

Download the Financial Aid Quick Guide: Scholarships

Download the Financial Aid Quick Guide: Grants