Alternative Financing Program (AFP)

Alternative Financing Program - Personal Story
Alternative Financing Program – Personal Story

INDATA provides low-interest extended rate financial loans to qualified individuals through the Alternative Financing Program (AFP). AFP loans are for assistive technology devices including, but not limited to hearing aids, augmentative communication devices, Braille equipment, computers, and environmental control units. As of 2016, our loans CAN now be used for accessible vehicles and home modifications.

Who qualifies for this program?

This program is for Indiana residents who have a documented disability and who need assistive technology.  If the person with the disability is under 18 years of age, then the legal guardian may complete the application process.

Where is it available?

Through a partnership between Easter Seals Crossroads and STAR Financial, AFP loans are available throughout the state of Indiana.  Because of this partnership, everyone who needs assistive technology should be able to qualify for a loan.

How do I start?  

Interested individuals may obtain an AFP loan application from the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads by calling 888-466-1314. Individuals must provide disability documentation and understand that this process is for a potential loan – not a grant or other type of financial assistance.

Once an AFP loan application is approved, the individual will complete a loan agreement with STAR Finanical and arrange for monthly installments to be paid directly to STAR Financial.

If you have questions, please contact Nikol at or via phone 317-466-2013; toll free: 888-466-1314.

Is there other funding available to help me purchase assistive technology?

Funding for assistive technology may be available through other private or public agencies. We have compiled a list of agencies that may be able to offer assistance in purchasing Assistive Technology. Click here to access “A Resource Guide To Assistive Technology Funding“.

Understanding Credit and Loans

The AFP program is a low-interest bank loan program that affects your credit. View the below video to better understand credit and how it effects you.