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Division of Student Financial Aid

SFA > About Us > Mission Mission

The Division of Student Financial Aid's (SFA) mission is to make college affordable through need-based financial aid awards and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent and proprietary colleges. SFA attempts to increase college preparation through its 21st Century Scholar program and by giving increased awards amounts to those graduating from high school with Academic or Technical Honors Diplomas. SFA is a division of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE). Prior to July 1, 2012, SFA was known as the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).

SFA accomplishes its mission with:

  • Award and Scholarship Programs for full-time and part-time college students;
  • Early Intervention programs for 21st Century Scholars;
  • Research to better understand the needs of Hoosier students and families; and
  • Technology to make the delivery of awards as simple as possible for students and colleges.

In addition to making awards, SFA promotes awareness of Indiana financial assistance programs through its website, guidance counselor workshops, financial aid nights, college fairs, community forums and other statewide events such as College Goal Sunday.