Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students in permanent resident, refugee, and asylee status are eligible to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- First-year students are matched to a specific financial aid counselor, but all admitted students may meet with a counselor to understand how financial aid is determined and distributed in the U.S.
- Those in refugee, asylee and permanent resident status are eligible for institutional aid and many of our scholarships.
Health Care and Counselling
IU South Bend features a Community Health Care Clinic and a Dental Hygiene Clinic on campus.
- The Student Counseling Center offers culturally-sensitive counseling to all enrolled students.
- Health insurance enrollment assistance is available through our partner, HealthLinc.
- Career Discernment tools.
- Assistance in creating a resume and preparing for job interviews.
- Job search databases and other resources
Orientation, Ongoing Support and Special Activities
In addition to the many support services and activities open to all students, the Office of International student Services offers a number of services that focus on the particular needs of the international community.
- International Student Orientation is an option for all international students either in place of or in addition to our domestic student orientation. We offer one full session and at least one make-up session per semester.
- The International Student Peer Mentor Program (Fellesskap) brings students from around the world together for regular meetings and activities that include celebrations, resource development, and field trips to places of interest.
- Document translations (driver's license, marriage licenses, etc.)
- Referral to legal services
- Full calendar of activities and events to celebrate international traditions and perspectives and introduce American customs and folkways