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What is Purdue Promise?

The Purdue Promise program helps eligible 21st Century Scholars be successful at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. Through a combination of support services and financial aid, Purdue Promise helps make attaining a college degree from Purdue a reality. The financial aid package is renewable for up to four years (total of eight consecutive semesters).

Why Are We Here?

Our dream is to see you graduate from Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, and our goal is to help you do so in four years with as little debt as possible. For those receiving the Purdue Promise award, it is possible that you could graduate debt-free! We provide a four-year support system, comprised of courses and coaching, which focuses on your academic, social, leadership, and life skills development. We also offer the following services:


When you enroll in our required GS 197 course as first-semester, first-year student, the Purdue Promise instructor for that course becomes your Purdue Promise Coach. This is your designated personal contact for Purdue Promise, and is ideally the first person on campus you would go to for assistance. You will remain with this coach throughout the duration of your Purdue experience unless you and/or your coach leave Purdue. In the even that you find yourself eligible for our academic recovery program (MAPS), you will work with your coach’s supervisor until you regain good academic standing.

“Once Purdue Promise, Always Purdue Promise”

The “Once Purdue Promise, always Purdue Promise” commitment means all scholars will be offered continued support regardless of maintenance of “on scholarship” status.

Purdue Promise assists program participants through Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals (for loss of all financial aid), Merit Appeals (for loss of Purdue Promise awards), and State appeals (for loss of 21st Century Scholars awards). Students should contact the Director of Purdue Promise for assistance.