There are many types of aid available to make college more affordable. Gift aid is financial aid that you do not have to pay back during or after college. These can be awarded based on financial need and academic performance.

Types of Grants

There are several types of grants outlined here. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically considered for these grants.

Federal Grants 

These grants are awarded based on different eligibility criteria as determined through your FAFSA. 

Other State Aid Programs

Most state programs are available only to students who attend a college within their state of residence. 

A limited number of states have established reciprocity agreements with neighboring states to help families manage college costs. For more information on reciprocity agreements, contact your college(s) or state higher-education agency. A list that provides information on each state’s education programs, colleges, universities, financial aid assistance, grants, scholarships, continuing education and career opportunities is maintained by the U.S. Department for Education and can be found on their webpage. 

Purdue’s Boiler Gold Grant is designed for Indiana students with an individual or family income of less than $80,000 adjusted gross income or who are Pell Grant eligible. The best part – it covers tuition, fees and books for up to 8 semesters!


Questions and Further Information

All the Indiana grant programs listed above are administered by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education (CHE). 

For further information contact CHE, 150 W. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 or visit their website