Graduate Student Gift Aid by Source
South Bend
2011-12 through 2015-16
Gift aid does not need to be earned (like work study) or repaid (like loans).  Gift aid examples include scholarships, grants to help students with financial need, and fee remissions for IU employees.  The figures prior to 2012-13 include aid for students who were enrolled on one of their four campus census dates, or who completed a degree during the fiscal year 2012-13.  Beginning in 2012-13, the figures include aid for students who were enrolled at fall, spring or summer census; enrolled for the fall, spring or summer as of a final-year snapshot; or were conferred an IU degree between September 1 and August 31 for the indicated aid year.  All figures include both degree-seeking and non-degree students with gift aid.
Graduate Student Gift Aid by Source
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 5-yr % Change
Federal4  $            42,411  $           35,283  $         26,339  $          30,688  $         31,165 -27%
State1               65,988               64,889            68,602              87,391             94,585 43%
IU2              250,000             230,906           245,883            315,691           359,890 44%
Private3              228,593             153,911            78,676              60,886             69,147 -70%
Total  $          586,991  $         484,989  $       419,500  $        494,655  $        554,787 -5%
Graduate Student Gift Aid by Source as % of Total Gift Aid
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Federal 7% 7% 6% 6% 6%
State 11% 13% 16% 18% 17%
IU 43% 48% 59% 64% 65%
Private 39% 32% 19% 12% 12%
1 Funds from the State of Indiana.
2 Includes funds held at the IU Foundation.
3 Funds from private organizations and other states and governments.  Excludes funds held at the IU Foundation.
4 Due to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), most federal veterans education benefits are no longer entered on students' records, effective fall 2009.  As a result, beginning in 2009-10 the federal gift aid total excludes some veterans benefits that were reported in previous years, while including new Post-9-11 benefit programs.  In addition, significant federal gift aid for graduate students is funded from short-term sponsored research funds from federal agencies.  Those resources vary considerably from one year to the next.