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 website — ways to manage your finances throughout the college experience.

We are now offering virtual counseling!

We are excited to announce new virtual counseling opportunities through Zoom. Counselors will be available on the dates and times listed below, and will happily “visit” with you. Just click the link during the appointment time, and pop into our virtual lobby.  The host will move you into a virtual counseling room where you can speak privately with a financial aid counselor.  No appointments are necessary – just stop in when it’s convenient for you.  We look forward to serving you in this new environment.

Monday-Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm

Note: All times listed are Eastern DST. 

Division of Financial Aid Office Hours

Currently our office (Schleman Hall, Room 305) is open to walk-in visitors on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

In-person counseling is available by appointment only from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.  Phone 765-494-5050 to request an appointment at least one hour in advance.  Only one person is allowed in with the counselor.  Family and friends are asked to wait outside.  Masks are required!

You may continue to contact us via email at facontact@purdue.edu, or call 765-494-5050, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday to speak with a phone counselor.

Note: All times listed are Eastern DST. 

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CRRSAA/HEERF/CARES Information

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Funding Now Available

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) application is closed.  Funding is limited and we have currently received more requests for funds than are available.

Congress recently approved the third round of HEERF funding and when we receive additional information on the availability of those funds, we will open a new application.  

Please, continue to check this website for updates on COVID relief funding. The website will be updated as new information becomes available. We anticipate updates later this spring or early summer.

 

CRRSA Act (HEERF II) Reporting

The following information is provided to comply with the Department of Education's CRRSAA Act reporting requirements.

Report date: April 9, 2021

1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Purdue University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education on January 16, 2021.

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $11,294,398.00

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and this information must also be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30)). $5,826,000 

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act. 36,196 - unduplicated count of eligible students at Spring Census

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act. 15,534

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act. An application has been maintained for each semester that requires the student to indicate which of the federally approved conditions for funding they meet and the dollar amount of impact they experienced. In accordance with the CRRSA Act, allowable expenses are related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 and include those incurred for housing, food, course materials, technology costs, health care, child care, and other expenses. The Financial Aid Office is also identifying potentially eligible students based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as a result of their FAFSA. The university selected a tiered funding approach in order to provide more substantial emergency grant amounts to our neediest students with eligible expenses, while preserving our ability to provide emergency grants to students at higher EFC levels who applied for eligible expenses, as well.  Students had an alert added to their myPurdue account with information and a link to the CRRSAA Funding Certification Form.

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. The first email was sent to eligible students on March 9, 2021 with the following instructions to apply:

"We are reaching out to you because we have determined that you may have educational expenses related to COVID-19. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II was created to provide additional emergency grant funding for students that incurred COVID related espenses on or after 12/27/2020.

Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSAA), students have an opportunity to recover related expenses for items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare. Since this funding will be provided to students as a grant, it is not required to be repaid.

To complete the reimbursement application, log into myPurdue, look under the Financial Aid tab and choose the Financial Aid Requirements Channel to review and complete the CRRSAA Funding Certification form."

 

CRRSA Act (HEERF II) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for Institutional Funding

CRRSA Act Sections 314(a)(1)

March 31, 2021 Quarterly Report - Institutional Portion

As of March 31, 2021, Purdue University has made no drawdowns of the Institution Portion of the CRRSAA funding.

CARES Act (HEERF I) Reporting

The following information is provided to comply with the Department of Education's CARES Act reporting requirements.

Report date: April 9, 2021

1. An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Purdue University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education on April 20, 2020.

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. $11,294,398.00

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and this information must also be updated no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter (September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30)). $11,294,398

4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 31,683

5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 12,267

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. An application has been maintained for each semester that requires the student to indicate which of the federally approved conditions for funding they meet and the dollar amount of impact they experienced. In accordance with the CARES Act, allowable expenses are related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 and include those incurred for housing, food, course materials, technology costs, health care, child care, and other expenses. The Financial Aid Office is also identifying potentially eligible students based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as a result of their FAFSA. The university selected a tiered funding approach in order to provide more substantial emergency grant amounts to our neediest students with eligible expenses, while preserving our ability to provide emergency grants to students at higher EFC levels who applied for eligible expenses, as well.  Students had an alert added to their MyPurdue account with information and a link to the CARES Emergency Grant Request Form.

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. The first email was sent to eligible students on May 12, 2020 with the following instructions to apply:

"To be eligible, you must have a FAFSA on file with the Division of Financial Aid or be eligible to file a FAFSA. Only students who are or could be eligible to participate in the federal student aid programs may receive emergency financial aid grants. If you have not filed a FAFSA, more detailed eligibility information is outlined at the beginning of the application. To read more about eligibility and to complete the funding application, please visit purdue.scholarshipuniverse.com. Once you log in to ScholarshipUniverse with your Purdue Career Account credentials, you can search for the CARES Act Emergency Funding application in the search bar at the top of the site."

Subsequent emails have been and will be sent at the start of each semester, as the new semester application has been posted to the ScholarshipUniverse portal. A notice was also included with the Spring billing email notice, sent from the Bursar’s office, to notify students of the CARES Act Emergency Funding application.

 

CARES Act (HEERF I) Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting for Institutional Funding

CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1)

March 31, 2021 Quarterly Report - Institutional Portion

Purdue University was awarded $11,294,397 of CARES funding under section 18004(a)(1) of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to cover costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the Coronavirus.  As of March 31, 2021, the total amount of CARES expenses eligible for reimbursement is $11,294,397 (this amount is less than or equal to the March 31, 2021 Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students) .  The required quarterly budget and expenditure report for expenses eligible for reimbursement can be accessed through the link below:

March 31, 2021 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Eligible for Draw

December 31, 2020 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Eligible for Draw

September 30, 2020 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Eligible for Draw

As of March 31, 2021, the total expenses that meet eligibility requirements under CARES are $37,445,561.  Additional eligible expenses are expected to be incurred throughout the remainder of the eligibility period under CARES.  The link below provides a report for informational purposes reflecting total eligible expenses, of which only a portion was reimbursed by the CARES grant of $11,294,397:

March 31, 2021 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Total Expenses (Informational)

December 31, 2020 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Total Expenses (Informational)

September 30, 2020 HEERF Budget and Expenditure Report, Total Expenses (Informational)

 

Financial Aid and COVID-19: FAQs

Can I qualify for additional aid if I am experiencing income loss due to COVID-19? If you experience income loss such as a job change or job loss due to COVID-19, contact the Division of Financial Aid to see if a special circumstance appeal is a possibility. A financial aid counselor will use information that you provide to see if processing an appeal may change the student’s aid. Please note that you must be out of work or experiencing the income loss for at least 8 weeks for us to be able to consider it a special circumstance.

Are there COVID-19 related benefits for federal student loan borrowers? Current borrowers or borrowers in repayment should refer to the Department of Education's COVID-19 FAQs for updates: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus.

What happens if my study abroad program is canceled? Students should check with Purdue Study Abroad for any updates on programs.

 

Resources for Veterans

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

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