Isakson and Roe Act Section 1018

The Office of Financial Aid calculates an estimated cost of attendance for student financial aid applicants based on federal student aid guidance.

Cost of attendance estimates vary based on enrollment level each semester and a variety of other factors and consists of direct costs (expenses paid directly to the school) and indirect costs (expenses incurred while in school). The costs below are based on full-time (12–18 credit hours) enrollment for fall 2021 and spring 2022.

The tables below offer estimated costs for one year — fall and spring semesters — for full-time students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester.

Veteran residing in a state that borders Indiana may qualify for in-state tuition within three years of their discharge, Per Indiana Code 21-14-14. This is an extension of Isakson and Roe Act Section 1005 which only covers veterans who reside within the state of their institution. For more information contact PNW Veteran Services

ResidencyTuition and Fees
Indiana$8,057
Non-Resident$11,688
International$18,205

 

Living SituationRoom and BoardTransportation
On Campus$7,985$1,957
Off Campus$8,020$2,673
At Home$2,915$2,673

 

Other Expenses 
Personal Expenses$2,000
Books and Supplies$1,500
Loan Fees$106
ResidencyTuition and Fees
Indiana$5,219
Non-Resident$7672
International$11,136

 

Living SituationRoom and BoardTransportation
On Campus$7,985$1,957
Off Campus$8,020$2,673
At Home$2,915$2,673

 

Other Expenses 
Personal Expenses$2,000
Books and Supplies$800
Loan Fees$106

Amount of Cost That Are Covered by VA education Benefits

 

BenefitStipendTuition and FeesAnnual Book StipendName
Chapter 33(Hammond) $1,479
(Westville) $1,308
100%$1000Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Chapter 30 $21220%N/AMontgomery GI Bill®
Chapter 1606$384.000%N/AMontgomery (Selective Reserve)
Chapter 31$1,221100%Full CostVeteran Readiness and Employment (Voc Rehab)
Chapter 35$1265.000%N/ADependent Education Assistance (DEA)

 

VA Educational Benefits are limited to a monthly stipend and / or payment of mandatory tuition and fees to the University.

Benefits only pay stipends for the months school attendance reported and these payments are pro-rated for partial (beginning and ending) months.

A beneficiary attending school for the approximated 8 months of the fall and spring semesters will earn approximately that many months of benefit.

  • Approximately $11,832 at Hammond or approximately $10464 at Westville for a 100% eligible Chapter 33 or Chapter 31.
  • Approximately $16,976 for Chapter 30.
  • Approximately $10,120 for Chapter 35.
  • Approximately $3,176 for Chapter 1606.

Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 benefits offer differing ways to providing funding for books and supplies. Chapter 33 will issue a book stipend prior to each term while chapter 31 provides all funding for books and supplies.

Other benefits such as Chapter 30, 35, and 1606 provide no tuition assistance or assistance with books and supplies.

For further information regarding your specific federal benefit please contact PNW Veteran Services or you may find information on VA.gov.

VA educational benefits provide a monthly stipend dependent on rate of pursuit and benefit type. These stipends are based on current data and fluctuates by region. For the Fall of 2021, the current calculation for benefits are as follows and based on full time and resident enrollment in undergraduate or graduate programs.

Amount of Mandatory Tuition and Fees Covered by Indiana Veteran Education Benefits

 

BenefitPercentage Covered
Purple Heart Recipient tuition and fee exemption100%
Child of Disabled Veteran tuition and fee exemption20% + the veteran parent’s VA disability percentage
National Guard Supplement Grant100% after DOD Tuition Assistance (TA) annual 16 credit hour limit

State Benefits are to be applied for on Indiana’s ScholarTrack website, for information and other available state benefits please go to https://www.in.gov/che/state-financial-aid/state-financial-aid-by-program/ or Contact PNW Veteran Services

 

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

  • The Federal Pell Grant is available to qualifying undergraduate students based on enrollment and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    • All eligible students are awarded, apply by filing your FAFSA
    • Students must begin attendance; awards may change if you change your enrollment prior to the Financial Aid Census
    • Awards will not change after the Financial Aid Census in most cases
    • Review Important Dates and Deadlines for the Financial Aid Census Date
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need
    • Funds are limited, apply early by filing your FAFSA
    • Students must receive Federal Pell Grant to be eligible for FSEOG
    • Awards may change if you change your enrollment prior to the Financial Aid Census

 

 2015-162016-172017-182018-192019-20
Percentage of Graduating Students with Debt:
Undergraduate73.0%56.7%56.5%50.8%53.1%
Average Total Debt of Graduating Students with Debt:
Undergraduate$27,259$24,348$24,484$23,878$22,477
Median Total Debt of Graduating Students with Debt:
Undergraduate$26,070$22,906$23,299$22,444$21,176

 

A Pic chart showing the overall employment Status months after graduation. 62.02% are employed full time, 12.43% are continuing education, 18.53% are seeking employment, 5.94% are employed part time, .65% are not seeking employment

Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 retention rateCohortRetainedRetention Rate
Full Time, First Time Bachelor’s Cohort Retention Rate120785270.59
Part-Time, First Time Bachelor’s Cohort Retention Rate281553.57
Academic PeriodReporting CampusStudent CountBach in 4yrs4yr Grad PctBach in 5yrs5yr Grad PctBach in 6yrs6yr Grad Pct
Fall 2014Westville51711622.44%18736.17%20740.04%
Fall 2014Hammond90619020.97%32936.31%39043.05%
Overall-Total1,42330621.50%51636.26%59741.95%

Transfer Credits

  • You can receive college credit for active duty military service. Contact admissions@pnw.edu for details pertaining to your specific situation.
  • The Joint Service Transcript (JST) is the official transcript for Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard personnel. It validates and documents the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses and occupational experience of service members and veterans.
  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcripts show courses/training provided through the Air Force.
  • Some National Cryptologic School (NCS) courses are shown on a Joint Services Transcript. However, some NCS courses have not been evaluated by ACE to appear on a JST.
  • You may receive college transfer credit for credits earned through exams like the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) general and subject examinations, as well as the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST exams).
  • If you believe a transfer credit is applicable for your degree path you can work with your academic or program department for approval

Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual.

Depending on the program, some degree tracks may require a certification test at the conclusion of the program. Programs such as Education offers many different areas to specialize but will require certification test in order to obtain teacher certification. In order to ascertain whether or not your program may have a required certification test, please inquire with the program department.

Purdue University Northwest Veteran Services

Purdue Northwest Veteran Services Coordinator is the designate point of contact for veterans and their family members seeking assistance with:

  • Academic Counseling.
  • Financial Counseling.
  • Disability Counseling.
  • Other information regarding completing a course of education at Purdue Northwest

 

PNW Veteran Services can be reached at (219)-989-2727 or veterans@pnw.edu

PNW’s Veteran Services Coordinator can be reached at (219)-989-2772 or apilota@pnw.edu