Why Are You Here?

If you are visiting this page, then you are a current high school 21st Century Scholar who believes that you may qualify for additional Purdue Promise financial and personal support if you are admitted to and choose to attend college at the Purdue West Lafayette campus.

Questions about Program Eligibility

To qualify for Purdue Promise, you must be an Indiana 21st Century Scholar. Click on the “21st Century Scholars Eligibility” link to the left to ensure that you meet all guidelines to qualify for the 21st Century Scholars State scholarship to cover tuition and regularly assessed fees.

If you meet 21st Century Scholars eligibility, then click on the “Purdue Promise Eligibility” link to the left to see if you may qualify for additional funding (to cover full financial need) and support through Purdue Promise.

Applying for Purdue Promise

There is not a separate application process for Purdue Promise. If you are admitted to Purdue and meet eligibility criteria, it is an automatic award that is contingent upon you signing a support program agreement indicating you agree to participate in our program. See the “Application and Awarding Process” link to the left to review the timeline for finding out if you are Purdue Promise eligible.

Why Are We Here?

Our dream is to see you graduate from Purdue’s West Lafayette campus; and our goal is to help you do so in four years with as little debt as possible. For those receiving the Purdue Promise award, it is possible that you could graduate debt-free! We provide a four-year support system, comprised of courses and coaching, which focuses on your academic, social, leadership, and life skills development. We also offer the following services:


When you enroll in our required GS 197 course as first-semester, first-year student, the Purdue Promise instructor for that course becomes your Purdue Promise Coach. This is your designated personal contact for Purdue Promise, and is ideally the first person on campus you would go to for assistance. You will remain with this coach throughout the duration of your Purdue experience unless you and/or your coach leave Purdue. In the even that you find yourself eligible for our academic recovery program (MAPS), you will work with your coach’s supervisor until you regain good academic standing.

"Once Purdue Promise, Always Purdue Promise"

The “Once Purdue Promise, always Purdue Promise” commitment means all scholars will be offered continued support regardless of maintenance of “on scholarship” status.

We believe in helping you succeed at Purdue and will do all that we can to help you remain eligible for our financial aid package. We do realize, however, that events may arise that prevent you from meeting Purdue and/or State scholarship requirements. It is our promise to provide support to Purdue Promise participants regardless of whether they receive financial assistance from us or not. “Once Purdue Promise, always Purdue Promise” means you are always eligible to take advantage of our services. A promise is a promise, and we are here to see you through!

Scholarship Appeals

Purdue Promise assists program participants through Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals (for loss of all financial aid), Merit Appeals (for loss of Purdue Promise and/or Emerging Urban Leader awards), and State appeals (for loss of 21st Century Scholars awards). Students should contact the Purdue Promise program coordinator for assistance.