The Office of the Inspector General investigates fraud, waste, or abuse of federal educational funds, including federal student aid funds.
The Office for Civil Rights enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. You may contact their office directly at 1-800-421-3481 or locate one of their 12 enforcement offices.
Contact the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman, who will work with you and the lender to help resolve issues regarding student loan complaints.
Learn about federal student aid, including your rights and responsibilities when it comes to student loans.
Learn about your student aid report, which will help you determine your eligibility for federal student aid.
Find out what you need to do for the federal government to forgive all or part of your educational loans.
Private student loans differ from federal student loans. Find out what you should know about private loans.
If you are incarcerated in a federal or state penitentiary, you can’t receive federal student aid (FSA) loans or Pell Grants. As part of the institutional student information report (ISIR) process, student addresses are reviewed for information or identifiable coding (such as inmate number or cell data) that would indicate an incarcerated status. Learn more about how criminal convictions can affect your aid.
If you believe that any of your rights have been violated by a member of the university faculty or administration, you can make a formal complaint according to procedures outlined in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Procedures for IU Bloomington. The local campus offices of the dean of students, affirmative action, and faculty and academic affairs are available to assist you in addressing your complaints.
Learn more about what IU Bloomington has to offer at College Navigator.
Learn about IU’s use of email to communicate with students.
Find out what IU charges for tuition and fees.
Learn about IU’s substance-free workplace policy.
The state of Indiana maintains a registry of sex offenders that contains information about individuals who have been convicted of sex offenses committed against minors. A number of Indiana University degree programs and specific courses either prepare students to work with minors or place them in contact with minors as part of the course.
Consequently, any student whose name appears on the registry may be barred from admission to a program or enrollment in a course. The individual academic school will review each case and evaluate potential impact and, as necessary, respond with action.
If you are aware that a student whose name is on the registry is in proximity to children through educational activities or if you need information on the processes that are followed in addressing such a risk, contact one of the following campus offices:
For specific school practices, contact the dean of the student’s school.
See the sex and violent offender registry
Learn what to do if you’re called to active duty while enrolled at IU Bloomington.