Parents of Purdue students are a key partner in the financing of a Purdue education. Parents do more than send money; they can help students understand financial concepts, responsibility, and the investment they make in a college education.
Compiled here is a list of tools and tips for Purdue parents:
1. Purdue parents should save for college to the extent they are able. The "Paying for purdue: A Guide For You And Your Family" brochure may be helpful to you in seeking out options for saving for college for your son or daughter.
2. Purdue parents need to know that most communication from the university goes directly to the student, including University billing statements. Communication is often achieved through the student’s Purdue email account, which may direct them to visit myPurdue for additional information.
3. Purdue parents need to remind their son or daughter to file for financial aid annually by Purdue’s March 1 priority filing deadline.
4. We encourage Purdue parents to teach their son or daughter about financial responsibility and how to establish and keep a good credit history.
5. Purdue parents need to understand that most student records are confidential and protected by federal privacy laws.
6. Purdue parents need to be aware that typical undergraduates between the ages of 18-24 are considered "dependent" for federal, state and school aid purposes.
7.Purdue parents should understand that many Division of Financial Aid services are available to help families during the college financing journey.