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 form can be obtained from a local high school guidance office, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute office on the IU East campus (Middlefork Hall, Room 140) or the Office of Financial Aid, Schleman Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. The most expedient and efficient means of submitting a FAFSA is through the website:

The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by March 10 to be eligible for maximum financial aid for the coming academic year (fall spring summer semesters). FAFSA's will still be accepted through June 30 of the following year, although less aid may be available at that point.

The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) 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 certificate or degree program, and
  • The student's FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 10.

For additional information about State of Indiana financial aid, contact the State Student Assistance Commission, Scholarship and Grant Programs, 964 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

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 benefitted from scholarships awarded by the college. To be considered, beginning and continuing students must submit a scholarship application each year of their attendance.

Applications for incoming freshmen scholarships are no longer available for the 2011/2012 academic year

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

telephone: (765) 973-8228