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UIndy leads the way for Hoosier institutions by extending the deposit deadline to help students and families because of FAFSA overhaul

Esch Hall at the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis has announced an extension to the deadline for new students to make their enrollment deposit in an effort to assist families navigate the new enrollment process because of this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) overhaul. The new enrollment deadline of June 1 provides an extra month from the traditional deadline of May 1.

While the FAFSA overhaul makes for a simpler process for applicants with fewer questions to answer, and should provide more money to lower- and moderate-income families, the changes have dramatically altered the timeline for students and their families. Instead of sending financial aid packages as early as November, educational institutions like the University of Indianapolis are not going to be able to send financial aid packages until March or April as they wait for FAFSA data from the federal government that is expected to be released in March.

“We hope this extension helps students and families breathe a big sigh of relief,” said Steve Schuetz, UIndy’s interim vice president for enrollment management. “Students shouldn’t feel rushed to make such an important decision. We understand that cost and affordability are a large part of the decision-making process and we want our future Greyhounds and their families to have the time they need to understand their financial aid and expenses.”

The University of Indianapolis is the first major Indiana college or university to make this adjustment to help incoming students.

UIndy staff is happy to assist students and their families in any way that they can–whether they are currently a high school senior or considering a transfer to UIndy. To schedule a campus visit or meet with the University’s admissions or financial aid team, please call (317) 788-3216 or visit