Maximizing Scholarship Consideration

To be considered for our full range of freshman scholarships, complete these three important steps by the respective deadline: 

  1. Complete the admission application by November 1 (including submission of all required material). All students who complete their admission application by November 1 will be automatically considered for university-wide merit scholarships.
  2. Submit Purdue's supplemental scholarship application* by January 1. This application is used for a small set of academic-department scholarships, which have very specific criteria (including a financial-need component for many).
  3. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1. (See more information about other Need-based scholarships and the FAFSA below.)

*The supplemental scholarship application will be available November 1 - January 1 to all students who completed their application by November 1.

Complete your admission application by November 1
Complete your admission application by November 1
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Complete your admission application by November 1
SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND FAFSA BY JANUARY 1
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Complete your admission application by November 1
SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION(S) AND FAFSA BY JANUARY 1
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FAFSA for Need-Based Scholarships

Filing a FAFSA is required if you want to be considered for scholarships awarded based on financial need. The FAFSA is available beginning October 1 and we strongly recommend that use use the FAFSA's data retrieval tool to transfer your IRS tax information directly into your FAFSA. 

  • If you plan to submit the Supplemental Scholarship Application, be sure to file your FAFSA no later than January 1.
  • For other need-based scholarships and other financial aid, you should file a FAFSA no later than March 1

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