How Do I Get Purdue Promise?

Click on the tabs below to see information regarding how to become a Purdue Promise Scholar. If you have more questions, please reach out to one of our staff members.

Be a 21st Century Scholar

Students must complete the requirements to receive their 21st Century Scholarship.

Apply to Purdue, Be Admitted, and Accept Admission

As long as you apply by the deadline, are admitted to Purdue, accept admission, and meet all qualifications for Purdue Promise, you will receive the Purdue Promise award. You must enroll as a full-time, first-year student who is starting college for the first time at Purdue (West Lafayette) in a fall semester. There is no application process for the scholarship; Purdue Promise is an automatic award if you qualify.

Click here for information on applying to Purdue, including instructions on how to apply and deadlines.

File Your FAFSA

Have a completed FAFSA on file by April 15. This is the Purdue priority filing date for financial aid.

Meet Income Eligibility Requirements

Purdue Promise eligibility is based on a combined family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less. This is determined by information filed by you and your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on the FAFSA.

Sign a Scholarship Agreement at VSTAR

You will receive a notification if you are eligible for Purdue Promise with more information about this requirement. All students must attend VSTAR and meet with a Purdue Promise staff member to go through the scholarship agreement and program requirements.

Attend Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue Promise students are required to participate in BGR. There is a $320 fee associated with BGR, but because we require you to attend we will cover that fee! You will need to apply for a BGR waiver on your new student checklist.

Participate in the Purdue Promise Program

Meet these requirements to keep your scholarship.

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