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Division of Student Financial Aid

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1. I am getting an error message that my name/date of birth/Social Security Number does not exist. Why?

A number of factors could be causing the error message, such as:

  • The Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) has not yet received your 2013-2014 FAFSA from the Federal Processor. It takes 5 to 7 business days for the Federal Processor to send your FAFSA to SFA.
  • You filed a FAFSA for the incorrect academic year.
  • You have not yet filed a FAFSA. If this is the case, please visit to do so.
  • You have filed a FAFSA, but you have not listed Indiana as your state of legal residence. The FAFSA will only be sent to the state listed as your state of legal residence.
  • The FAFSA was saved instead of submitted.
  • The data being entered on your application does not match the data submitted on the FAFSA.

2. I keep receiving error messages and cannot submit my application. What should I do?

Contact SFA at (888) 528-4719 or If possible, please keep a screenshot of the error message.

3. I am not yet enrolled in a program/school. Can I still apply?

It is recommended that you submit your application only for the school you are/will be attending; however, you may apply using the school you most likely will attend. Be sure to update your school choice via eStudent once you are enrolled.

4. My school is not listed on the application. What should I do?

The scholarship may only be used at eligible Indiana colleges and universities that participate in the Minority Teacher Scholarship program. Please visit the list of eligible Indiana colleges and universities to view those institutions currently participating in each scholarship program:

5. My scholarship is not for the correct college. What should I do?

You may update your college choice via eStudent.

6. I don't understand/agree to the Terms and Conditions, can I still receive the scholarship?

No, students must commit to fulfilling the scholarship Terms and Conditions to receive the scholarship funds. For more information on the scholarship program, please visit the website: