The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Ball State is committed to providing exceptional service to students and their families who apply for financial assistance.

We offer a variety of services and programs designed to help you find ways to meet the costs of education. We want you to succeed.

Explore the information below, and if you have questions, please contact us.

More than
of Ball State students qualify for financial aid.


How to Apply for Financial Aid

Please remember that applying for financial aid is an annual process. The yearly application priority date to receive maximum consideration for undergraduate financial aid is April 15th. However, if you do not apply by this date you may still qualify for some financial aid programs.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the key to determining whether you are eligible for federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.

Even if you think you may not qualify for federal aid, the information you provide on the FAFSA often helps determine your eligibility for other, non-need-based aid.

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Tips for Success

In order to maximize your eligibility for financial aid and ensure you receive your money as quickly as possible, please follow these suggestions.


Summer Financial Aid

Summer aid will not be processed until you have registered for summer classes. Subsequent changes in enrollment may affect your eligibility for aid already awarded.


Ball State Financial Aid Forms

All forms and documents provided on our website are also available from our office located in Lucina Hall, room 245. Please provide actual signatures for forms that have a signature requirement. Electronic signatures are not accepted. If you have any questions, contact us.