Financial Resources

Make the most of financial resources

We are committed to helping you navigate the financial challenges associated with the college experience. As such, TRIO SSS participants are eligible for a number of federal and institutional grants and scholarship awards that are based on eligibility and student participation status.

Take a look at the financial services we offer.

Financial advising

Our dedicated financial aid counselor is available to specifically support the financial needs of TRIO SSS participants. You can walk-in or setup appointments to see our financial aid counselor in-person or via Zoom. Use the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) or contact us to setup an appointment.

Scholarships and grants

As a TRIO SSS participant, you are eligible for a number of federal and institutional grants and scholarship awards that are based on financial eligibility and student participation status. These awards include:

  • Student Support Services Grant — approximately $1,000
  • Barbara Browning Scholarship — approximately $1,000
  • Student Support Services Supplemental Grant — approximately $1,000-$2000
  • Student Support Services Housing Stipend (see below) — approximately $4,000

    All awards are based on financial eligibility.

    For more information, please connect with our financial aid counselor.

Housing support

Student who live on campus are more likely to report higher satisfactory college experiences and therefore are more likely to persist and graduate. As such, we are committed to helping participants reduce the costs of living on campus.  

Each year, we provide housing stipends to 16–20 students who live in our designated 4-bedroom apartments in the IUPUI Riverwalk Apartments. In order to be eligible, you must complete the housing application with IUPUI Housing and complete the SSS Housing Application. Applicants are interviewed and selected based on the quality of their application and interview. For more information, please connect with our office coordinator. 

Emergency funding

We understand that life events happen while in college. Unexpected emergency situations can include trouble with transportation to school and/or work, sudden loss of income, or medical related situations. As a result, students may fall behind on utility bills, rent, or experience food insecurities.  

We’re committed to supporting you if you experience such hardships. We encourage you to communicate with us when such situations occur. Students are often eligible to apply for emergency funding through TRIO SSS or other resources within the institution.  For more information, please connect with our financial aid counselor.