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  2018 Campaign

The “Take 5” Campaign is an early intervention program that focuses on time management and financial planning. Approximately 79% of students at Indiana State receive federal, state, and institutional aid. Our goal is to remove financial barriers for our students seeking to complete their education at Indiana State.


Students starting ISU in the Spring/Summer 2018 semester must complete the Financial Aid cycle for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

Please download and complete and complete the Take 5 Checklist before you attend a Take 5 event.


FALL 2018

New students should download and complete the Freshman Take 5 Checklist before attending New Student Orientation.

Returning students, please download and complete the Take 5 Checklist before you attend a Take 5 event.

    • Step 1: Email. Check your ISU email on a regular basis and resolve all requests immediately.
    • Step 2: FAFSA. File your FASFA and resolve any issues at www.fafsa.gov.
    • Step 3: Financial Aid Status. Ensure all financial aid requirements are complete and red "X" issues are resolved.
    • Step 4: Outstanding Holds. Ensure all holds are resolved in the MyISU Portal
    • Step 5: Educational Expenses. Do you have enough money to pay your bill and purchase books? If not, make arrangements to cover your expenses so that you may avoid late payment fees.

Priority registration for Fall 2018 classes begins on April 2018. Students who have unpaid charges may be prevented from enrolling. There may be financial aid available to help you pay your charges. You can find federal aid for which you may qualify by visiting our Types of Aid webpage. You will also want to ensure that you do not have any missing or incomplete documents. Needed documents can be found by logging into the MYISU Portal, selecting the Student Self Service badge, and clicking the View My Financial Aid link on the bottom right.