February 21, 2024

Purdue University extends admission and housing deadlines to accommodate FAFSA delays

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University has extended the admission deposit deadline for first-year undergraduates to give students and families more flexibility as they review their admission and financial aid offers. Newly admitted Boilermakers will now have until at least May 15 to accept their offer from the university.

The decision was made after the U.S. Department of Education announced delays to the release schedule for the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), which helps eliminate financial barriers and promote equal access to education for students. 

“In extending the decision deadline, the university aims to provide students and families with additional time to review all of their options so they can make the most informed decision for their future,” said Cherise Hall, vice provost for enrollment management.

If the U.S. Department of Education announces additional FAFSA delays, the university will communicate any necessary changes to students and families.

A net price calculator is available on the Division of Financial Aid website for students and families to plan for educational costs and estimate their financial aid package.

As a result of the FAFSA delays, two key housing deadlines will also be extended.

The housing priority deadline for learning communities and mutually selected roommates will be extended to May 5. The overall housing deadline, which guarantees a space for new beginners, will be extended to May 19. Additional information about residential housing at Purdue can be found on the University Residences website.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a public research institution demonstrating excellence at scale. Ranked among top 10 public universities and with two colleges in the top four in the United States, Purdue discovers and disseminates knowledge with a quality and at a scale second to none. More than 105,000 students study at Purdue across modalities and locations, including nearly 50,000 in person on the West Lafayette campus. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue’s main campus has frozen tuition 13 years in a row. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap — including its first comprehensive urban campus in Indianapolis, the new Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business, and Purdue Computes — at https://www.purdue.edu/president/strategic-initiatives. 

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

Sources: Cherise Hall

Beth McCuskey

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