Welcome to the Division of Financial Aid

We're here to help students and families find ways to eliminate financial barriers to a Purdue education. To do this, we've cut the jargon — no more lawyer-speak. (Well, as little as possible. If you don't understand something, just ask.) Here we'll walk you through learning about types of financial aid available, how to apply for aid,how to keep your aid and — through our myMoney blog — ways to manage your finances throughout the college experience.

Due to recent events and guidance from the state of Indiana about COVID-19, our office is currently closed to walk-in visitors. We are still available to answer your questions via email or phone. You may email us at facontact@purdue.edu or call 765-494-5050 from 8 am-8 pm Monday-Friday. If you have a document you need to submit to our office, please send it via email, or fax it to 765-494-6707. Stay safe and Boiler Up!

Things you need to know about COVID-19: FAQs

Will there be any changes to the deadline dates to drop/add/modify a course? Originally the Last Day To Withdraw From a Course With a W or WF Grade  and the Last Day To Add/Modify a Course With Instructor, Advisor, and Department Head Signatures was scheduled to be March 13, 2020. 

Given the unplanned changes in course delivery, these deadlines have both been extended to April 3, 2020.  You can find the academic calendar on the Office of the Registrar’s website https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/calendars/2019-20-Academic-Calendar.html

 Will I receive a refund if I decide to withdraw from classes after spring break? Although the deadline is extended, any drop/withdrawals made will not be eligible for tuition/financial aid refund.

 Will my financial aid change now that there is only online instruction? Your financial aid will not change due to the transition toward online instruction. As long as you remain enrolled and maintain your enrollment status, your aid will not be affected. For example, if you are a full-time student currently taking 15 credit hours, finishing those 15 credit hours via online instruction still means you are a full-time student and will not change financial aid.

 What should I keep in mind if I am considering dropping a course or withdrawing after spring break? Aside from the refund policy mentioned above, dropping a course at this time in the semester or withdrawing altogether can impact your future financial aid eligibility. Altering your academic plan may cause you to exceed your maximum timeframe for financial aid or affect your credit completion pace, both components of the Division of Financial Aid’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. In addition, if you have a scholarship or grant that requires continuous enrollment or specific enrollment criteria, you may be at risk of losing that aid when you withdraw. To read more about our financial aid policies (including SAP), visit https://www.purdue.edu/dfa/contact/policies-appeals.html. To read about scholarship and grant renewability criteria, visit https://www.purdue.edu/dfa/details.html.

 Will my Pell Grant be affected? Federal funding such as Pell and SEOG will not be affected with the change in method of instruction.

 Since summer study abroad is canceled, will I be reimbursed for my expenses? Students will be reimbursed by the university for any expenses that are not reimbursable from other sources.

 Can I receive a refund for my study abroad plane ticket that I purchased out of pocket? Students who independently paid for an airline ticket out of pocket should seek a refund or credit with the airline. If a refund, credit, or transfer cannot be received, students should inform their study abroad leaders.

 Can I still return to campus and work my Federal Work Study position? Campus is currently still open and while instruction will happen online, student employees may still work at their current jobs.

 If I choose to not return and work my Work Study position, will my financial aid be affected? Other than no longer receiving a paycheck for your Work Study job, your aid will not be affected as long as you remain enrolled in classes. Deciding not to work will not impact what you have already earned for the year, and it is your choice whether you want to continue working.

Resources for Veterans

Below are some links to information and services Purdue University provides for our Military Veteran students.



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