CSSAC Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee

CSSAC Dependent Grant Application Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How many times can I apply for the grant?

 

A. There is no limit to the number of times someone can apply.

 

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Q. If there are multiple members in a family how many can apply for that family?

 A. There is no limit to the number of family members who can apply.

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Q. If I received a grant in the past, will this hinder me from receiving a future grant?

 A. Whether or not an applicant received a CSSAC grant in previous years may or may not be a factor.

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Q. Can this grant be used for Ivy Tech?

 A. No, it can only be used for Purdue, West Lafayette courses.

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Q. Where is the grant application information published?

 A. It is published in Inside Purdue, Purdue Today, CSSAC website.

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Q. When will a letter be sent to the applicants to state whether they were chosen for a grant or not?

 A. Letters are mailed to all applicants in July.

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Q. When a parent calls on behalf of the dependant, can they be given out information regarding the grant?

 A. Information cannot be given to the parent; information is given to the dependant because of FERPA regulations.

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Q. Are students still eligible for the grant if they choose to attend another university?

 A. No, the grant is only available to Purdue, West Lafayette students.

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Q. When can applicants apply for the CSSAC grant?

 A. The application period is from approximately February 1 through March 1 of each year.

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Q. When does aid get applied?

 A. Aid is applied at the start of each semester.

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Q. How is aid applied?

 A. Aid is applied by the Bursars Office.

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Q. Can the grant be applied to the spring semester, if the fall semester was deferred?

 A. Grant monies, if awarded, will only be applied to a semester in which classes are taken.

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Q. If I want to take classes in the spring but not in the fall, can I still apply for the grant?

 A. Yes, but you will only receive monies for the semester in which you take classes.

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Q. Are the dependant grants for children of employees only; or does this include spouses as well?

A. Spouses do not qualify for CSSAC dependant grants; they are intended for children of current employees, or retirees.

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Q. How can I obtain my PUID number if I am a dependant?

A. The PUID number will be on top of the response form that is sent from the university upon acceptance. The Admissions Department can also be consulted at 765-494-6483

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Q. When is the deadline for application submission?

A. The deadline is March 1 of each year.

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Q. How do I apply?

A. Applications are available each year in the January edition of Inside Purdue, and are also available on the CSSAC web site.

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Q. Can this grant be used for professional development seminars?

A. No, it can only be used for Purdue, West Lafayette courses.

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Q. How many grants are given each year?

A. Approximately 40+ dependent grants and 25+ employee grants are awarded each year.

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Q. What do I need to submit with my application for a dependant grant?

A. A dependant only needs to submit an application.

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Q. How long does an employee have to work at the university before their dependent is eligible for the dependent grant?

A. The parent or legal guardian must have been employed as a regular, full-time clerical or service staff employee at Purdue for one continuous year prior to the dependant applying.

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Q. How many credit hours must a dependant take to qualify for eligibility?

A. Applicant must be admitted as a full-time student undergraduate student (except when less than nine hours are needed to graduate) at Purdue in a curriculum leading to an associates or bachelor’s degree.

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Q. Can a dependant attend graduate school and still apply for the grant?

A. The dependant must be a full-time undergraduate student.

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Q. Do I need to send transcripts with the application?

A. No transcripts are needed for this process.

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Q. Registration begins after the application process. Can I still apply for the grant?

A. Yes. CSSAC will verify with the Bursar’s office whether or not a dependent has applied and been accepted to Purdue.

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Q. What is a probability score?

A. Probability of success is the percent probable of an incoming freshman receiving a “C” average or above. Purdue assigns this number.

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Q. Do I need to submit my FAFSA with the dependant application?

A. FAFSA must be submitted to the university, but does not need to accompany the application.

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Q. What grade point average is required for dependants?

A. Dependants must have a minimum grade point average of a 2.5 out of a 4.0 scale.

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Q. What happens in the event that a recipient fails to register, drops out of school or changes from full-time to a part-time student?

A. The award is forfeited by the recipient.

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