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
- The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need
Indiana State Grants
The Indiana Commission of Higher Education offers grants including the:
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 (e.g. if a tuition only scholarship is awarded to a 21st Century Scholar recipient, the state aid may be reduced). The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has information on State Financial Aid by Program.
- 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 state edit deadline has been eliminated
- A student may check his or her ScholarTrack account for a list of any edits that may be on the FAFSA
- Adult Student Grant students must file a FAFSA by July 1. Any corrections to the FAFSA must be completed by August 1.
All 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.