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.

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

21st Century Scholar

You must be a confirmed 21st Century Scholar. Your eligibility is confirmed with the State once the following has been completed:

  1. You file your FAFSA by March 10 
  2. You and your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on the FAFSA are confirmed Indiana residents.
  3. You graduate high school with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and your high school confirms your grades with the State.
  4. You apply to an eligible Indiana college during your senior year of high school and enroll as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) in college within one year of high school graduation.

Apply to Purdue, Be Admitted, and Accept Admission

As long as you are admitted to Purdue, accept admission, and meet all qualifications for Purdue Promise, you will receive the Purdue Promise award provided that you enroll as a full-time, first-year student who is starting college for the first time at Purdue (West Lafayette) in a fall semester.

It is recommended that you apply early during your senior year! Purdue begins accepting applications every year on August 1 for enrollment the following calendar year, and each year there is a priority application for scholarship consideration. While you do not need to meet that deadline to be eligible for Purdue Promise, you are encouraged to apply by that deadline to be considered for other scholarships.

Click here for information on applying to Purdue, including instructions on how to apply and deadlines.

Income Eligibility

Purdue Promise eligibility is based on a combined family income* of $50,000 or less. This is determined by information filed by you and your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on the FAFSA.

Participation in the Purdue Promise Support Program

If you receive the Purdue Promise award you are eligible for 8 consecutive semesters of funding (fall and spring semesters only). To first receive your award you must meet with Purdue Promise staff during STAR and sign a support program agreement. In April of each year you will participate in contract renewal, and sign an updated agreement for the next academic year via our electronic database. After grades post at the end of each spring semester, the Director of Purdue Promise must report full participation to the Division of Financial Aid for your award to be renewed.

Staying Eligible

Purdue Promise students must:

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

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.