How Do I Get Purdue Promise?

To be considered for the Purdue Promise Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements. (Note: If you're not eligible for Purdue Promise, the University offers other support resources for 21st Century Scholars). 

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 March 1. This is the Purdue priority deadline 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 (BGR)

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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