Steps to Becoming a Student


Attend orientation
Orientation is your opportunity to discover valuable resources on campus and have fun! You will also complete your first steps in the enrollment process. You will have the opportunity to meet with your academic advisor.



Apply for financial aid and scholarships today
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at It is recommended that you submit your FAFSA so it is received by the federal processor by March 10 for the upcoming year. You will receive priority consideration for all funds – federal, state, and institutional. Applications received after March 10 will be considered for Pell grants and Federal Stafford and Plus (parent) loans. Merit Scholarship Applications are also accepted up to March 10 for the upcoming academic year. Merit Scholarship Applications are available online at




 Pay tuition and fees by the payment deadline
There are several payment plans available through the Financial Aid Office. Payment can be made (1) online via PC STAR in full or installments through the FACTS payment plan, (2) by phone (219) 989-2560, (3) in person at the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe Hall, Room 130, or (4) mail payment to Student Accounts, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323. Remember, the final payment date for a 100% refund on Spring 2011 classes is Friday, January 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.



 Attend classes
Spring 2012 classes begin in January. Plan enough time to find parking and locate your classroom. If you have questions or need additional information please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (219) 989-2358.