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.
These grants are awarded based on different eligibility criteria as determined through your FAFSA.
These are grants awarded to Indiana residents based on criteria determined in your FAFSA.
- Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award
- 21st Century Scholarship
- Child of Veteran’s and Officer’s Fee Remissions (CVO)
- Indiana Senior Citizen’s Tuition Exemption (Contact our office for information)
- Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant
- Adult Student Grant
- William A. Crawford Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship
- The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship (MDEGS)
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.
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.