Financial Aid

In the military, you have both a primary route to complete your mission or objective and a secondary route as a backup. This holds true with funding for your education.

Nearly 80 percent of those who join the military join for education benefits. Between the GI Bill, tuition assistance and state benefits, you may find that your education funding is covered. However, are you prepared if there are delays in benefits, funding gaps, or unexpected education expenses? A valuable secondary route starts by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required to be filled out each year and used to determine eligibility for grants, scholarships and student loans. While student loans have to be repaid, grants and scholarships typically do not and can help with extra education expenses.

Learn more about the FAFSA

Individuals also may schedule an appointment with Student Success’ financial aid representative or you contact a representative of Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid  

Students associated with the Veterans Success Center have the opportunity to meet with Junia McDole, financial aid administrator for Student Success Programs. Junia can provide guidance on the following:

  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Work Study
  • Loan Counseling
  • Financial Literacy
  • Debt Counseling

Her drop-in hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. in Krach Leadership Center, Room 462. Students can also schedule appointments online

Veterans Success Center
Purdue Memorial Union
Rooms 284/286
101 N Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765-494-7638 (Voice)
765-494-1545 (Fax)

Veterans Success Center, PMU 284/286, 101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7638,

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