Financial Aid

A high-quality yet affordable education that prepares you for the real world is within reach.

A PNW degree is an excellent value but paying for college is a major investment. We’re here to help you navigate the financial aid process.

File Your FAFSA

Federal School Code: 001827

Information on Financial Aid Adjustments

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How to Apply for Financial Aid

A Step-By-Step Guide

We’ll take you through a financial aid checklist, help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and explain what to do next.

Learn How to Apply

 

Types of Financial Aid

When we talk about “financial aid,” we’re actually talking about several different types of assistance.

Grants
Grants are gift aid and do not have to be repaid. The federal government and the State of Indiana both award need-based grants (aid based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA).

Scholarships
Scholarships are another form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships may be based on financial need and/or student achievement. PNW automatically considers all freshmen applicants for merit-based scholarships. Students may also apply for a number of specialty PNW scholarships and external scholarships.

Loans
Most students who complete a FAFSA and meet financial aid requirements are eligible for some form of federal loan. Federal student loans offer fixed interest rates and flexible repayment and deferment options. Private loans may also be an option for students. Loans must be repaid.

Work Study
The Federal Work Study program provides part-time jobs for eligible students. The money earned through work study jobs is paid directly to the student, to help with living and educational expenses.

Key Dates and Deadlines

ItemDate
FAFSA Available for 2022-23 aid yearOctober 1, 2021
2022-23 PNW Scholarship Application DueFebruary 1, 2022
2022-23 FAFSA must be received by this date for most state aidIndiana deadline extended to May 20, 2022
2022-23 FAFSA DeadlineJune 30, 2023
2021-22 FAFSA Deadline June 30, 2022

Calculate Your Costs

The cost of your PNW education varies based on where you live, what you’re studying, and of course, your financial aid package.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your net cost: your total cost of attendance (tuition, living expenses, etc.) after anticipated financial aid.

Estimate Net Cost

Estimate Tuition and Fees

Estimate your baseline tuition and fees based on where you live, your major and how many credits you’ll be taking. This estimate does not include any financial aid.

Estimate Tuition and Fees

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Resources

We have everything you need to manage your financial aid journey: FAQs, consumer information, important forms, and more.


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Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

(855) 608-4600

finaid@pnw.edu

Scholarship Resources

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Explore Scholarships

PNW offers a variety of scholarships to provide financial assistance and recognize student achievement. Scholarships do not need to be repaid!

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Admissions Scholarships

Freshmen and new transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of the admissions process.

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External Resources

Explore a curated collection of external scholarship resources PNW students may be able to take advantage of.

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Resources

We have everything you need to manage your financial aid journey: FAQs, consumer information, important forms, and more.


Learn More
Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid

(855) 608-4600

finaid@pnw.edu