Financial Aid

Purdue University recognizes that not all students and their parents can afford to finance a college education entirely from their income and assets. To ensure that all students have an opportunity to obtain a college education regardless of their financial circumstances, the university, through the Division of Financial Aid, administers a fourfold program of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities.

Most types of aid are based upon financial need and satisfactory academic progress. To be considered for federally subsidized grants (e.g., Pell grants) and loans (e.g., Stafford loans), you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor designating Purdue University-West Lafayette (School Code: 001825) as a recipient of the analysis. By submitting a FAFSA, you are applying to the Pell grant program. Unlike loans, students are not required to repay grants. The FAFSA can be submitted each year at

Purdue University’s priority FAFSA-filing deadline is March 1. However the FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by April 15 to be eligible for maximum state financial aid for the coming academic year (summer, fall, & spring semesters). FAFSA's will still be accepted through June 30 of the following year, although less aid may be available at that point.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) offers grants to Indiana residents who demonstrate financial need and are attending Indiana colleges and universities. To be eligible for this State of Indiana aid for the upcoming academic year:

  • The student must be fully admitted to a Purdue University degree program, and
  • The student's FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by April 15.

For additional information about State of Indiana financial aid, contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 101 W. Ohio St, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or visit

After fulfilling the requirements listed above, the Purdue University Office of Financial Aid in West Lafayette will notify you of any federal/state grants awarded and of eligibility for loans.

Students may call Purdue University financial aid counselors at (765) 494-5050 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or contact the Purdue Polytechnic office on the IU East campus. For complete information concerning Purdue University financial aid, go to

More than $200,000 in scholarships is awarded annually by the Purdue Polytechnic to its students based on merit and need. Last year, 185 students benefited from scholarships awarded by the college. To be considered, beginning and continuing students must submit a scholarship application each year of their attendance, available here.

Indiana-Ohio Tuition Reciprocity Agreement

Please contact the Purdue Polytechnic office for details regarding eligibility requirements for instate tuition for residents of certain Ohio counties.  Purdue Polytechnic Richmond offers in-state tuition rates for 14 Ohio counties.

telephone: (765) 494-7455