Grants, unlike loans, are a form of gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based (aid awarded by financial need).
Your financial need is determined by your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on information you provided on the 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
Indiana State Grants
The Indiana Commission of Higher Education offers grants and aid including the:
- Frank O’Bannon Grant
- 21st Century Scholars
- Adult Student Grant
- National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant
- Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran
State grants pay tuition and certain fees and are not refundable. State aid pays after other tuition only aid, which may result in a reduction of state aid (i.e. if a tuition only scholarship is awarded to a 21st Century Scholar recipient, the state aid may be reduced). A list of all of the different types of State Financial Aid by Program is on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education website.
State Aid Requirements
- Frank O’Bannon Grant and Twenty-First Century Scholars Program applicants must file a FAFSA by April 15 each award year and complete any corrections to the FAFSA
- The 2021-22 state aid application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2021! You are encouraged to submit a FAFSA as soon as possible.
- The state edit deadline has been eliminated; most edit issues must be resolved prior to receiving state aid
- A student may check his or her ScholarTrack account for a list of any edits that may be on the FAFSA
- Awards will be cancelled if your enrollment drops below full-time prior to the State Aid Census Date
- Review Important Dates and Deadlines for the State Aid Census Date
- Adult Student Grant applicants must file a FAFSA and submit an Adult Student Grant application. Adult Student Grant is first come, first served so file the FAFSA and application as early as possible.
State aid recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and must meet requirements in order to maintain eligibility.
Applicants who disagree with a determination of eligibility may ask the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to review the decision by submitting an appeal and relevant supporting information in ScholarTrack.