Important Dates for Incoming Students
To receive financial aid at Purdue, you'll need to complete a few important tasks in the months leading up to the start of your first semester.
These steps are typical for a new student beginning in the fall semester, however the aid dates remain the same regardless of the semester you intend on starting Purdue (summer or spring).
Use this list as a reminder of the steps you'll need to check off in order to complete the financial aid process. More detailed instructions of the financial aid process can be found on our How To Apply for Aid page.
To apply for Purdue departmental scholarships, complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1.
Submit your FAFSA: For full aid consideration, submit your 2016-17 FAFSA by March 1, 2016, at www.fafsa.gov. If your 2015 taxes won't be completed by March 1, you may estimate tax information to meet the deadline. Note: The University must have a valid FAFSA on file by the last day of the enrollment period for federal aid consideration.
Verify your information upon request: Plan to submit requested verification information to Purdue's financial aid office. Information to be verified can be found on your myPurdue account under the "Financial" tab, then "Financial Aid Requirements."
Review your award notice: If you filed a FAFSA and submitted requested verification documents you will receive an official award notice letter on myPurdue.
Ask questions: Contact the Division of Financial Aid with any questions and be sure to accept your offer of admission by May 1, 2016.
Make FAFSA changes: Indiana residents who filed the FAFSA must have any changes submitted by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for any state-based financial aid.
Attend STAR: Attend a Division of Financial Aid/Bursar presentation during Purdue's Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) program to learn how financial aid applies to the University billing process.
Review your bill: You will receive an email notice from the Purdue Bursar's Office to view your invoice on myPurdue. Review your invoice, set up authorized users and sign up for direct deposit using these instructions.
Pay your invoice online: Confirm enrollment, pay any outstanding balance or sign up for the installment plan (payment is due no later than the first day of classes each semester). Then get ready to become a Boilermaker!