When to pay
Please note that we will not bill you for scholarship payments. If you require an invoice or bill, the student must provide you with a copy of their bursar account statement.
We recommend that you submit your payment early enough for scholarships to credit to a student’s account before their charges are due. Students may accrue late fees if we don’t receive your scholarship payment prior to the student’s bursar bill date.
Receiving a refund
If a student you’re paying a scholarship for withdraws from IUPUI after receiving an award, it’s your responsibility to collect from them any scholarship funds that were disbursed. However, if the student withdraws before receiving the award, we’ll refund undisbursed funds directly to you.
Undisbursed scholarships are generally reviewed and refunded to donors during the second week of each semester. You (or the student) may email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that funds be returned to you prior to this period. Be sure to include the reason why you’re requesting a refund.
The initial refund process may take up to ten business days to complete. Refund checks will be issued by IU Financial Management Services and can take up to six weeks to reach you. Please contact the Office of Student Scholarships if you do not receive a refund check within the normal six-week processing time.
How to get more information about a scholarship recipient
Although we will confirm a student’s enrollment at your request in order to facilitate a scholarship payment, we are unable to monitor a student’s continued enrollment or academic progress. You should contact the student directly to get the following information:
- Estimated cost of attendance
- Verification of actual cost of attendance
- Financial need
- Other awards
- Enrollment verification
- Evaluation of academic performance
For other student information, including official university documentation of financial aid information, contact the Office of Student Scholarships prior to the semester’s recommended payment date. The student must have an authorization to release confidential information on file with us before we can fulfill your request.