Indiana Residency

To be considered a resident of Indiana, you must be domiciled in the state on or before December 31st of the year preceding application for an award and be continuously domiciled in the state thereafter.

  • Dependent Student Residency: Dependent students and their parents listed on the FAFSA must be domiciled in Indiana on December 31 of the calendar year immediately preceding the award year to receive the scholarship, and students must remain living in the state thereafter. The parents listed on the FAFSA do not need to remain living in Indiana. Once dependent students use a state financial aid award, they have established residency for state financial aid purposes. In subsequent award years, only the students’ residency is considered for eligibility purposes.

  • Independent Student Residency: Independent students must be domiciled in Indiana on December 31 of the calendar year immediately preceding the award year to receiving the scholarship, and must remain living in the state thereafter.