Indiana State University came into being as Indiana Normal School in 1865. It has changed its name thrice as well as locations too. Till date ISU has had ten presidents. The university is located in Terre Haute.

It started its operations as Indiana Normal School and became a state college in 1960 and received university status in 1965. At present the institution awards associate, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. It is accredited by the North Central Association of college and Schools.

The school also offers study abroad programs and also various degree completion, certification and graduate programs that are available through distance learning.

ISU works with the sole aim and mission “to educate students to be productive citizens of Indiana by making the knowledge and expertise of its faculty available and accessible.”

Indiana State University Financial Aid

Every academic institution has its own set of financial aid programs that are available to the deserving students. The main aim of these grants, scholarships and loans is to provide the necessary support to the students and give them an opportunity to pursue their academic career without too much of a hassle.

Financial Aid comes in varied forms that include state and federal financial aid, loans, grants, scholarship and work study programs. The university can offer this help if it finds the student is looking for ISU degree and is a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen too.

The first step towards availing the federal and state aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Indiana State University and the ISU Foundation offer a variety of scholarship to provide the eligible and deserving students a chance to opt for higher education. More than $5 million are awarded as scholarships and awards by the ISU, many of which are made possible through the support and gifts of individuals and organizations.

Types of Scholarship:

Freshman Scholarship

• Competitive Scholarships

• Guaranteed Scholarships

• Selective Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

For Currently Enrolled ISU Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

• Awards

• Fellowships

• Graduate assistantships

• Scholarships

• Special fee rates (for eligible Illinois residents)

• Special fee rates (for eligible residents in the Midwest Consortium, including Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin)

• Student loans

For International Students

Undergraduate International Students

International undergraduate students may be eligible for one (or more) of the following:

• Incentive Scholarship for Entering Freshman

• Incentive Scholarship for Entering Transfer Students

• Student Employment Program

Graduate International Students

International graduate students can apply for and be eligible for graduate assistantships.

Thus the students can avail these financial aids and can continue their higher education at the Indiana State University.