All money from a private donor needs to be processed thru Purdue University. This is for your benefit as well as your donors benefit.
Even if a check is made out only to you…. It still needs to be processed through Purdue. DO NOT cash the check first and then send us a new check… this check cannot be processed as a scholarship/private award. We must process the original check.
All checks should be sent to:
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette IN 47907-2040
Be sure to put your Purdue ID number on the front of the check…and if it’s made payable to you or to you and Purdue you need to sign the back of the check also. Be sure to include a copy of any documentation your donor sent to you with the check. All checks over $600.00 will be split between your fall and spring semester unless you provide documentation from your donor that says its all for one semester.
If you wish, you can bring your check to Room 20 in Hovde Hall.
Once a check is received…. it will be processed by the Bursar Office and then validated by the Division of Financial Aid. This process can take up to 7-10 days during busy times ( middle of July thru the end of September and middle of December thru the end of February). During non busy times the process takes about 5-7 days to appear on your account.
You can speed the process along by making sure your information (name and purdue ID number and signature if necessary) is correct and on the check or with the documentation that comes with your check…and by reporting your anticipated award thru the Division of Financial Aid.
You can send email to outsideawards@purdue or call 765-494-5371 if you have questions.