Before Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid can award the Purdue Promise scholarship to you, the following conditions must be met.

  1. You filed a FAFSA by March 10, 2015.
  2. You listed Purdue (West Lafayette) as the first school on your FAFSA, or edited your first choice school to reflect Purdue (West Lafayette) in eStudent.
  3. You completed FAFSA edits (as necessary) by May 15, 2016.
  4. You met the Purdue Promise total family income requirement of $50,000 or less, as determined by your FAFSA.
  5. You have been confirmed a 21st Century Scholar by the State, which required:
    • Submitting your Senior Affirmation Form by March 10, 2016;
    • Being confirmed an Indiana resident, as determined by the residency of your parent(s) listed on the FAFSA; and
    • Having your guidance counselor submit your final grades to the State to confirm you have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Even after being awarded the Purdue Promise scholarship, you must do the following in order to receive the award.

  1. Accept your admission to Purdue by May 1, 2016.
  2. Meet with Purdue Promise staff during STAR in Hicks Undergraduate Library (HIKS), Room B853, between 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., to sign your support program participation agreement.
  3. Complete verification requirements (as requested by the Division of Financial Aid).
  4. Enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours) for fall 2016.
  5. Confirm your enrollment.

After your Purdue Promise scholarship is confirmed, the following could cause your award to be revoked or changed prior to or during your first semester.

  1. Not meeting the total family income requirement after verification
  2. Not reporting outside scholarships
  3. Dropping below full-time status (at least 12 credit hours)
  4. Not having enough initial course participation reported
  5. Violating your 21st Century Scholar Pledge

Award Notification Timeline

March 1

This is the FAFSA submission deadline for Purdue University.

March 10

This is the FAFSA submission deadline for the State of Indiana.

March 1 - Beginning of Fall Semester

Verification is a process that DFA conducts on a percentage of students to comply with federal regulations. Purdue is required to verify the information provide don the FAFSA with tax documents to ensure students are awarded properly. If selected for verification, DFA will request documentation from you. Be sure to respond directly and promptly to DFA. View step 2 of “How to Apply for Financial Aid” on the DFA website to review this process and view how to identify the notification flag on myPurdue.

Goal Deadline: End of March

Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid (DFA) plans to e-mail financial aid eligibility notifications to incoming freshmen by the end of March if they are admitted to Purdue, have applied for financial aid, and submitted all verification information. Please note that DFA does not send paper financial aid notifications to students' residences. 

To view your financial aid package you must have access to myPurdue. This requires having your student online career account activated. You career account gives you access to Purdue e-mail (where your notification will be sent), and you sign in to myPurdue with the same alias and password.

When you sign in to myPurdue, you will view your financial aid award offer under the Financial tab.

March through BGR

Every Friday the Purdue Promise staff receives a list from DFA of who is eligible for Purdue Promise. Once you are confirmed as Purdue Promise eligible on that list, program staff will mail you a scholarship information letter and pre-STAR checklist. This will be mailed to your address listed in myPurdue, so if you have moved since applying to Purdue, please update your contact information.

June and July

STAR runs mid-June through mid-July. During your STAR visit you must visit with Purdue Promise staff to sign your participation agreement. If you do not attend STAR and/or do not sign an agreement, your Purdue Promise scholarship will be revoked.

Deadline: 4 Weeks before the Start of Fall Semester

Accept your financial aid (if necessary) through the Financial tab in myPurdue. Note that the majority of gift aid - scholarship, grants, and remissions - is automatically accepted on your behalf. Even though Purdue Promise will be automatically accepted for you, you must sign a participation agreement with our program during STAR and continue to participate in the program to receive funding.

View additional information on accepting other types of aid under step 4 of “How to Apply for Financial Aid” on the DFA website.

Deadline: 2 Weeks before the Start of Fall Semester

Decide where to send your refund. Once your financial aid has credited toward your bill, any excess funds will be disbursed to you as a refund. You can sign up for Direct Deposit. Otherwise, refund paper checks will go to your local address as listed in myPurdue.

Refunds cannot be disbursed any earlier than one week before the first day of each semester. Thus, you need to plan textbook purchases and rent payment / deposits (if living off campus) accordingly.

Deadline: 5 p.m. the First Day of Classes

You must pay your bill (if you have one) by 5 p.m. the first day of classes. You must also confirm your enrollment. Not paying your bill and not confirming enrollment may cause your registration to be canceled.

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