IU South Bend Elkhart Center


You must be formally admitted to IU South Bend before you can register for classes at the Elkhart Center. For specific admission requirements, go to the Office of  Admissions or call 574-520-4872.  Application, financial aid, and scholarship information is available at the Elkhart Center.  New student packets may be picked up at 125 E. Franklin Street during regular office hours. 

Placement Testing

Incoming students must take any required placement exams as determined by the Admissions Office.  Placement test scores are used to place students in courses appropriate to their skill level.  You can find exams dates, information and reservation procedures on the placement exam website.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  by the priority application date, October 2016  To help you complete the FAFSA a financial aid worksheet is available at the Elkhart Center.  FAFSA applications received after the priority date may not be processed by the time tuition and fees are due.  Financial aid questions should be directed to the Office of  Financial Aid at 574-520-4357 or email

Scholarship information is available on the scholarship website. To access the more than 200 IU South Bend and IU Foundation scholarship opportunities, students must complete the  Online Scholarship Application  (OSA) no later than March 1st each year.  Several of these scholarships are awarded exclusively to students who reside in Elkhart County.

Verizon Scholarship is available to students who complete their freshman year (at least 24 credit hours) in the SmartStart Program at the IU South Bend Elkhart Center.   To be eligible for the Verizon Scholarship, you must declare a course of study, earn a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0, and enroll in at least two courses at IU South Bend for the following fall semester.  The paper application for this scholarship must be completed by April 1.

Esther P. Noffsinger Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at IU South Bend who take at least one course at the IU South Bend Elkhart Center each semester the award is received.  You must also reside in Elkhart County and demonstrate a record of academic merit by having a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Preference is given to single mothers.  Online application must be submitted by March 1.

Schultz Insurance Scholarship is available to Elkhart County students who are enrolled at IU South Bend's Elkhart Center, have cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  Online application must be submitted by March 1.

Days Corporation Centennial Scholarship recognizes Elkhart County students who are enrolled at IU South Bend 's Elkhart Center and demonstrate academic excellence.  Students must be residents of Elkhart County, enrolled at the IU South Bend Elkhart Center and have a minimum 3.2 grade point average. 


Opportunities for scholarships do exist.  Helping students connect with these scholarships is one of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County goals.  After all, a community that looks after a kids' future not only helps the one but strengthen the whole.   Visit the website: to receive more detailed information about the many opportunities available to you. 


A detailed listing of tuition and other charges are located on the Bursar's website.

The Elkhart Center does not accept any payment (tuition, parking fees, fines or other charges). Please refer to the Bursar's website for billing and payment information.


At the beginning of each semester, textbooks for classes at the Elkhart Center can be obtained at IU South Bend Book Store located on the South Bend campus in Northside Hall or ordered online at

Math Tutoring

Math tutoring is available on a walk-in basis at the Elkhart Center on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and  from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  If you need help with math come to the Elkhart Center office to meet with math instructor Dennis Wolf or email for an appointment.