Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you can't find your answer below, contact your Purdue Promise Coach.


Scholarship Related Questions

We've made a handy list of actions/events that could impact your scholarship eligibility. If one of these things applies to you, it's a good idea to talk with your Purdue Promise Coach. An important thing to remember is that not every Purdue Promise student has the same set of requirements. They differ depending upon when each student started at Purdue. Don't rely on others to tell you about what your requirements are; talk to your coach so you aren't operating off of incorrect information.
Your cost of attendance includes an estimated amount for purchasing books for the year, but how much you actually receive depends on what you've been billed for tuition/fees and room/board. If there's money left over after your bill has been paid, you will receive a refund check to use for educational expenses, such as books. View our detailed handout explaining how you purchase your books.
There are number of co-op options for you to choose from. We encourage you to talk with your advisor as well as the Office of Professional Practice to pick an option that works for you. Once you pick a plan, come talk with your Purdue Promise Coach about how your semesters of scholarship eligibility may be affected. As a reminder, Purdue Promise does not provide funding during summer sessions. Details on what you should discuss with your Purdue Promise coach can be found here.
Unfortunately, Purdue Promise does not provide funding for summer school, and in most cases at Purdue you cannot use your 21st Century Scholars award in the summer either. You will have to fill out a summer aid application, which will be available late March. In order to get aid you MUST take at least 6 hours.

The Division of Financial Aid awards summer aid on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to start checking for the application around Spring Break and fill it out ASAP. If there is any leftover scholarship money from the University or Federal Work Study aid, they will award that first. If there isn’t any (or they run out), you will be awarded federal loans. You could do a private scholarship search now to see if you would be able to find some that would be able to apply to summer.

Additional information on summer classes and summer financial aid, especially for 21st Century Scholars needing to take summer classes to meet credit hour requirements, can be found here.

Academic Related Questions

You can find out who your advisor is through your myPurdue. View this slideshow for more detailed instructions.
The Division of Financial Aid (DFA) has detailed instructions on how to confirm your enrollment on their website. Remember, if you don't confirm your enrollment by the stated deadline each semester, your classes will be dropped.
Purdue has a detailed textbook searching site that allows you to search for the textbooks you need for each class that you are registered for.
Your academic advisor is the best person to talk to about registration, time tickets for when you register, and scheduling questions. For a list of FAQs visit http://www.purdue.edu/registrar/ and click on "Registration Information FAQs" on the left hand side.
You can view your final grades in your myPurdue. View this slideshow for more detailed instructions.
A hold is the University's way of saying they need you to do something. Some holds don't have negative consequences, while some can prohibit you from registering, graduating, and receiving copies of your transcripts. Click here for more information about holds.

To determine if you have a hold:
  1. Log in to myPurdue.
  2. Select the Financial tab.
  3. Choose "Do I have any Holds?" in the Quick Links menu on the left side.
  4. Select the appropriate academic year from the drop-down menu; submit.
  5. Any current holds will be listed and must be cleared to avoid financial aid or academic delays.

If you have questions or concerns about the following, talk to your Purdue Promise Coach so he/she can help. Often, these topics depend on a number of different circumstances, such as where we are in the semester, your class standing, academic standing, etc.

Financial Aid Related Questions

You'll need to look at your financial aid package to see what types of aid you received. You can view your aid package through your myPurdue.
  1. Log in to myPurdue.
  2. Select the Financial tab.
  3. Choose Award for Aid Year in the Quick Links menu on the left side.
  4. Select the appropriate academic year from the drop-down menu; submit.
  5. Select the Award Overview tab.
The Office of the Bursar has instructions on how to view and pay your bill in a PowerPoint.
The Office of the Bursar has instructions on how to set up direct deposit. We strongly encourage students to sign up for direct deposit to ensure that if they receive a refund check, they receive their funds as quickly and securely as possible.
To read financial aid messages:
  1. Log in to myPurdue.
  2. Select the Financial tab.
  3. Click Important Messages in the Quick Links menu on the left side.
  4. Follow any instructions listed in the message or reference the information provided.

Visit the Division of Financial Aid's myPurdue Help Page if you have questions about:
  • Accepting or declining financial aid awards
  • Viewing financial aid requirements
  • Reporting private scholarships
  • Your Academic Progress status

They have detailed instructions for how to handle the issues mentioned above.

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