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Federal Grants

If you file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we will automatically consider you for the following grants listed in the table below.

You don't have to do anything to accept this aid, and you don't have to pay it back if you complete your coursework. These awards do not automatically renew - you have to submit a FAFSA each year.

This list includes SFA State grants such as the Core 40, 21st Century and Frank O'Bannon Higher Education Awards, which require the FAFSA be submitted annually and received by the Indiana state deadline of March 10th. Questions about SFA awards?

Grants you can get with the FAFSA
Award Half-time Eligibility Amount for academic year Notes
Federal Pell Grant Yes     
  • EFC of $5157 or less for 2014/2015
  • EFC of $5,081 or less for 2013/2014
  • Pursuing 1st undergraduate degree
  • Degree Seeking
 

Varies according to EFC and hours enrolled

2015/2016 MAX: $5775
2014/2015 MAX: $5730

The US Government guarantees enough funds to provide a Pell Grant to every eligible student.

Award is limited to 6 full time years or 600%.  If a student attends full time in the fall and spring, they have used 100% of their lifetime maximum.  If a student attends half time in the fall and spring, they have used 50% of their lifetime maximum.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Yes     
  • Pell Grant Recipient
  • EFC of '0'
  • Pursuing 1st undergraduate degree
  • Degree Seeking
$550 Based on availability of funds.(Limited funds – awarded on a first come first served basis)

State Grants

We process many types of aid that require other applications. Here is a sampling of the most common awards:

Scholarships and Grants that require other applications

Award

Half-time

Eligibility

Amount for academic year

Notes

CVO Child of Deceased Public Safety Officer Grant Program

No

Eligible children and spouses of certain IN public safety officers
killed in the line of duty

Varies, Up to 124 hours

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana 888-528-4719

CVO Child of Veteran Grant Program

Yes

Eligible children of Ind. Veteran who are deceased, disabled or wounded; Purple Heart recipients or were POW/MIA during Vietnam; also includes certain graduates of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home

Varies

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana 888-528-4720

*SFA - 21st Century Scholar Award

No

Determined by application submitted to SFA during 8th grade year.

$200 - $5172

File the FAFSA by March 10th, www.in.gov/sfa 888-528-4721

Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant

Must be certified by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana and the Indiana National Guard.

100% of certain tuition costs

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana 888-528-4721

Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship

No

Minority student seeking teacher certificate, special education teaching cert, occupational or physical therapy cert, IN resident, Full-Time Student

$1,000

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana 888-528-4721

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (State of IN)

No

Min SAT 1300, ACT 31 or GED 65

Up to $1500

Special Application through SSACI by April 24th

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (Other States)

Varies

Varies

Varies

Check State listing at the Department of Education

*SFA - Frank O'Bannon Higher Education Award, Core 40 Award No      Need-based grants designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible post- secondary institutions. Full-time only. (Part-time awards granted on limited basis.) $200 to $5172 File the FAFSA by March 10th, www.in.gov/sfa/ 317-232-2350

*Please note for 2017, the initial filing deadline has been extended to April 15th.

University Grants

Students who are currently within two semesters of completing their undergraduate degree, who have exhausted all other aid options, such as federal loans and Pell, state Frank O'Bannon and 21st Century, are encouraged to apply for the IUS Degree Completion Grant. Grant amounts vary, and can be used to assist with tuition, fees, and books showing on the student's account. If approved, a financial aid counselor will reach out to you to discuss a combination of grant, loans, or payment plan options to cover your last academic year.

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