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Frank O'Bannon Higher Education Award

Indiana residents seeking their 1st undergraduate degree, who demonstrate a high level of need (per FAFSA), and meet other eligibility requirements will be awarded The Frank O’Bannon Higher Education Award (FOB HEA) to be utilized toward tuition only. For a full description and list of annual eligibility requirements visit the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) Frank O’Bannon Grant Program website at http://www.in.gov/sfa/2346.htm.

  • Renewal Criteria:
  • Award Value:

      The award value minimum/maximum is $800 - $3,700 annually based upon the student’s EFC.

  • FOB HEA Incentive Awards:
  • Period of Eligibility:

      Maximum of 4 years of use within an 8–year period.

  • Appeal Procesures:

      Students who have been denied the FOB/HEA due to late FAFSA filing or credit completion denial may appeal to the Division of Student Financial Aid SFA/CHE. Read more about appeals at: ttp://www.in.gov/sfa/2565.htm

  • Questions and Further Information Contact SFA:

Grant and Scholarship Comparison Chart

Need Based?
Minimum Enrollment

Graduate Student
Eligibility?*

Lifetime Limit?
On-Time FAFSA Filers Only
Yes
1 credit hour
No
12 semesters
No
Yes
6 credit hours
No
No, but must be Pell Grant eligible
No
No
1 credit hour
No
12 semesters
Yes
Yes
12 credit hours 
Professional Medicine Only 
4 years
Yes
No
12 credit hours
Professional Medicine Only
4 years
Yes
No
1 credit hour
Yes
124 credit hours
No
No
12 credit hours
No
8 semesters
No
Varies
Varies
Typically, no
Varies
Varies

* Unless otherwise noted, eligibility is only for students seeking their 1st Bachelor's Degree