To be considered for the Purdue Promise Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

Family income is calculated for the dependent student by adding parent and student adjusted gross income (AGI) from the tax return and all non-taxed income received by the student and parent. For the independent student, total family income represents adjusted gross income (AGI) from the student's tax return and all non-taxed income of the student and spouse (if married).

Students who wish to calculate an early estimate of their eligibility for financial aid may fill out Purdue's Early Financial Aid Estimator found on the DFA website. This will be an estimate for your early planning purposes only. Final eligibility for financial aid will be determined by data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students who do not meet these eligibility requirements may still be eligible for other forms of aid and support programming offered by Purdue University. For information on financial aid, contact the Purdue University Division of Financial Aid (DFA) by calling (765) 494-5050 or visiting

Staying Eligible

Purdue Promise students starting at Purdue in the fall of 2013 must:

  • Participate fully in the Purdue Promise support program;

  • Maintain the 21st Century Scholar Pledge, including GPA requirements and submitting the FAFSA (including filing the Affirmation Form) on time (March 1) each year;

  • Complete at least 30 credits each academic year each of the eight semesters (four years); and,

  • Remain in good academic and judicial standing with Purdue University.

*The combined family income only needs to be met during enrollment as a first-time freshman at Purdue West Lafayette. Continued funding is contingent upon meeting the aforementioned requirements under "Staying Eligible." 

For more information about the Purdue Promise Program, please contact Student Success at Purdue, at (765) 494-9328 or via e-mail at

Student Success at Purdue, KRCH 4th Floor, 1198 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-9328,

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