Grants are tuition assistance awards available from the federal or state government that do not need to be repaid.
- For state grants, you must file the FAFSA by the priority date of March 10.
- Eligibility for federal grants is based on income, household size, and the number of dependents in college.
- Receipt of federal and state grants is not guaranteed from one year to the next.
- The amount of Federal Pell Grant you receive for each semester or summer session is based on your enrollment as determined by the Office of the Registrar on census date. Check the schedule of classes for the appropriate census date.
- The Federal Pell Grant amount received is prorated by the number of the credit hours enrolled for each term or semester.
- Most state awards, including those from the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana, require full-time enrollment through the census date established by SSACI.
- To be considered for a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), students must file the FAFSA by the priority date of April 15.
Need-Based Federal and State Grants - FAFSA required
- Federal Pell Grants provide financial assistance to full- and part-time undergraduate students who attend postsecondary educational institutions. Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant by submitting the FAFSA.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants assist students with high need who also qualify for Pell Grants.
- Indiana Higher Education Awards for Indiana residents are determined by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) and are based on financial need. Students must submit the FAFSA by April 15 and meet eligibility requirements.
Fee Remission Grants
Child of Disabled/Veteran Award: The Indiana General Assembly has provided an education benefit for children of veterans who have suffered a service-connected disability or death, or who are Purple Heart recipients. The benefit reduces the amount of tuition that state-supported institutions charge eligible students. The reduction of tuition varies by institution and can be used for a maximum of 124 credit hours.
Child or Surviving Spouse of Deceased Indiana State Police or Other Law Enforcement Officer Awards and A Child or Surviving Spouse of a Firefighter: Applicants must have resided in Indiana for at least 12 months. Eligible students should contact their local law enforcement agency or fire department for information.