Visit http://isuportal.indstate.edu and log in using your Sycamore username and password. Click
the "Financial Aid" tab. From there, you can view a summary of account activity (including charges and payments), award status by aid year,
and missing items.
If you are missing something, click "Description" on the missing item to find out more about what is needed
to complete your aid package.
The outside scholarships and the private alternative loan programs are generally two options that may be available to
students when there is unmet need. For information on these program requirements, visit additional funding options.
If a document has not yet been received, it will have a status of "needed."
If a document has been received but not processed, it will say "complete."
If it has been processed, it will no longer be visible.
Click the notepad next to the document to view the processing timeline required. In general, loans take 5-7 business days. Appeals or eligibility documents typically require 10-14
business days after receipt.
When will I get it? Refunds, otherwise known as an account credit available after University charges are paid,
will be generated 1-2 business days after aid disburses to the student account. For Fall 2013, disbursement occurs
August 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Am I eligible? Visit http://isuportal.indstate.edu and log in using
your Sycamore username and password. From the "Financial Aid" tab, click "Account Summary." Scroll down to see whether your
aid has generated a credit balance or if you still owe the University. If there is a credit balance, your refund will be
issued in 1-2 business days.
What can I use it for? Refunds are issued by a paper check, or via direct deposit, to the student or parent
borrower. Refunds should be used for educational expenses. However, we aren't going to monitor your spending,
so budget wisely. Visit Direct Deposit of Refunds for
instructions on enrolling in direct deposit.
We typically wait until July to process federal student loans in order to prevent administering multiple credit checks
for students and parents. We began processing loans on July 22, 2013, and loan applications were processed in the order in
which they were received.
To ensure your eligibility, verify that you have completed the following steps:
Log onto the MyISU Portal using your Sycamore username
and password, and verify that you have been offered student loans by viewing "Award by Aid Year" from the "Financial Aid" tab.
If you are eligible, you should see an award offer listed. Then, complete the following steps:
Enroll in at least 6 credit hours for undergraduates, 5 for graduates.
ISU student records that are protected by the Federal Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), and include personal
information, enrollment records, grades, and class schedules. The University must have written permission from the student
before releasing information from the student's record.