How to Renew Aid

The renewing aid process is different based on what type of financial aid you have received. It is important to understand how to renew your financial aid, if applicable, to keep receiving your award throughout your time at Purdue. Instructions based on the type of aid are listed below.

Grants

Submit a FAFSA* by April 15 each year to be considered for grants and other types of aid.  

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

  • Submit a FAFSA* by April 15 each year to be considered for FSW and other types of aid
  • Please keep in mind that Federal Work-Study awards will not credit to your Purdue invoice; they are earned through paychecks from a part-time Work-Study job. 

*If you need a refresher on submitting your FAFSA, view our instructional guide or visit our office where one of our financial aid counselors can guide you through the process of renewing your aid.

Scholarships

If you have a renewable scholarship, it is important to understand and meet the requirements outlined by your specific award to continue receiving funding. Some scholarships mandate that you maintain a certain cumulative GPA or a minimum credit hour enrollment requirement. These requirements are outlined below by type of scholarship.  

Purdue-Awarded Scholarships

To renew your Purdue-awarded scholarship each semester, you need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as well as any other requirements specific to the award you received. These requirements are outlined below.

Trustees or Presidential 

You will have up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility while pursuing your first undergraduate degree. Participating in a Purdue-approved co-op or internship will not count against semester usage or credit hour requirements. Students in co-op or internship will not receive the scholarship while away and may appeal to use this scholarship during a summer semester. 

Please note that if residency status changes, scholarship amounts will be adjusted accordingly to reflect that change 

Requirements: 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Remain in the disciplinary college or school to which you were originally admitted until the end of the third week of the fall semester. 
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester. If your GPA is below 3.0 at the end of the spring term and you enroll in summer courses to increase your GPA, it will be checked again at the end of the summer term. 
     

Emerging Leaders Scholarship 

You will have up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility while pursuing your first undergraduate degree. Participating in a Purdue-approved co-op or internship will not count against semester usage or credit hour requirements. Students in co-op or internship will not receive the scholarship while away and may appeal to use this scholarship during a summer semester. 

Please note that if residency status changes, scholarship amounts will be adjusted accordingly to reflect that change. 

Requirements for Fall 2019 and earlier cohorts: 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree. 
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester. If your GPA is below 2.75 at the end of the spring term and you enroll in summer courses to increase your GPA, it will be checked again at the end of the summer term. 

Requirements for Fall 2020 and later cohorts: 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree. 
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester. If your GPA is below 3.00 at the end of the spring term and you enroll in summer courses to increase your GPA, it will be checked again at the end of the summer term. 

Purdue National Hispanic Scholarship 

Requirements effective as of the 2018-19 academic year for fall 2020 and later cohorts: 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree. 
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility. 
  • Maintain good academic standing.

National Recognition Programs Scholarship 

Requirements for fall 2021 and later cohort 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree. 
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility. 
  • Maintain good academic standing. 

National Merit Purdue Sponsored Scholarship 

Requirements effective as of the 2018-19 academic year: 

  • Continuous full-time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer. 
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree. 
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility. 
  • Maintain good academic standing. 

Purdue Bound Scholarship 

Requirements: 

  • File the FAFSA by April 15 each year. 
  • Submit all required verification documents as requested by the Division of Financial Aid. 
  • Remain enrolled in an eligible major as determined by the Purdue Bound Office. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or above. 
  • Have not exceeded 8 semesters of eligibility. 
  • Remain enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours per semester). 

Renew Purdue Departmental Scholarships 

The renewal of departmental scholarships differs among colleges and schools. It is important to be aware of the requirements and renewal process for your specific scholarship if applicable.  

Some colleges use the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application located in ScholarshipUniverse. View the list of which colleges use ScholarshipUniverse. If your college uses ScholarshipUniverse, you may apply for new scholarships or renew existing scholarships, if applicable, by logging in with your Purdue Career Account.  

If your college does not use ScholarshipUniverse or the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application, please see the Applying for Purdue Aid for further instructions and contact information of people who can help in your specific college. 

State 4-H Club Fee Remission 

  • File the FAFSA by April 15 each year, and demonstrate financial need as indicated by the FAFSA. 
  • Have submitted all required verification documents as requested by the Division of Financial Aid. 
  • Remain enrolled in an eligible major. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. 
  • Have not exceeded 8 semesters of eligibility. 
  • Remain enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours per semester). 

Scholarship Appeals 

Students that do not meet the renewal requirements due to extenuating circumstances have the option to submit an academic year appeal for committee review. Additionally, students participating in co-op or internship programs that cause a different pattern of enrollment may use the summer appeal document to use a semester of scholarship funding during the summer.  

Summer appeals should only be used when a student will not be on campus for a total of 8 fall and spring semesters. If the summer merit appeal is approved, the scholarship will reflect the summer cost of attendance, which will be different than the cost of fall or spring attendance. 

Renew Private Scholarships 

If you have a private scholarship awarded outside of Purdue, it is your responsibility to learn about the renewal process if applicable. Because each financial aid year is considered separately by the university, private scholarships (new or renewed) need to be reported each year