Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

This office handles all federal and state aid, as well as scholarships and the Federal Work-Study program. The work-study program makes it possible for eligible students to be employed part time on campus. To meet the priority deadline for financial aid, the processing center must receive the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by March 10. FAFSA on the Web worksheets may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Room 230, Kelley Student Center or online at as early as January 1.

The term “semester hour” indicates a unit of credit earned in a course and is usually based on the amount of time a class meets during the week. For example, a 1 credit-hour course normally meets for 50 minutes one day a week; a 2 credit-hour course meets twice a week for 50 minutes each meeting; etc. Exceptions to this general rule are noted in the Schedule of Classes.

The normal course load for an incoming freshman is 12–17 hours of credit each semester. To determine the course load within the 12–17 hour range that is most appropriate for you, refer to the guidelines indicated on the next page and check with your advisor.

Employment Recommendations

For students who will be working while attending IU Kokomo, it is recommended not to attempt full time credit hours if you work 40 hours a week.

For each credit hour of class you should plan on three hours outside of the classroom, homework, research, and group projects.  So plan your classes and outside time around your work schedule or if the company will work with you plan your work around your class schedule and outside class times.

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Look for scholarships often, our web page has several as well as a link to outside scholarships and other outside sources for aid.