Back a Boiler - ISA Fund It's not a loan. And you're not alone.

A new innovative option to fund a Purdue education.
It's not a loan. It's not a grant. It's something new and different, providing freedom and flexibility in funding your education as a Boilermaker. It's the Back a Boiler™ Income Share Agreement (ISA), managed by the Purdue Research Foundation. 

Comparison Tool

Welcome Purdue Boilermakers!

Use this comparison tool to see how an Income Share Agreement (ISA) compares with loan options.

To date, there are more than 1,200 contracts with students enrolled in Back a Boiler - ISA Fund who have received funding totaling over $13.9 million. All Purdue University colleges and over 150 majors are represented in the student participation. The top seven colleges represented are: Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, Health and Human Sciences, Science, Liberal Arts, Agriculture, and Krannert School of Management.


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Program Overview

Managed by the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), the Back a Boiler™ Income Share Agreement (ISA) is an innovative way to help make school more affordable for Purdue students. It’s not a grant or a traditional loan – though students do make payments after graduating and securing employment. It’s an opportunity to complete an education without worrying about interest rates or decades of payments. Learn more about Back a Boiler™.


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