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Grants

The university administers a variety of state and federal grants, which are determined by financial need. These awards do not need to be repaid. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Upon submission, you will be automatically considered for most types of aid. Note, you must file a new FAFSA every year.

Federal Grants

Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant program gives a base of aid to which all other types of aid are added. Pell Grants are based on financial need and are prorated according to your enrollment status. 100% of the award can be as high as 6,495. Year-round Pell will be available to eligible students. This allows eligible students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular Federal Pell Grant Award over the course of the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer). To be eligible to receive the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

FSEOG is for students who have a large financial need. The college has a limited amount of these funds and distributes them on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program to receive a FSEOG.

State of Indiana Grants

Recipients must be Indiana residents

Frank O’Bannon Grant is awarded to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a private college or university. The fund is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA)

Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Grant is for full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the program by June 30 of their 8th grade year. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA). Learn more about Financial Means Testing and if your family meets financial requirements to receive the 21st Century Scholarship in college.

Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship is a one-time $4,000 scholarship for Indiana students who graduate early from high school. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA).

Adult Student Grant awards up to $2,000 to adult learners returning to college. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA).

State of Indiana Grants for Future Educators

Recipients must be Indiana residents

Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship awards up to $7,500 per year to high-achieving students enrolled in teacher education program. Recipients agree to teach 5 years in an eligible Indiana school or repay the scholarship amount. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA).

William A Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is for minority students (defined as black or Hispanic) enrolled in a teacher education program who plan to teach in Indiana after graduation. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA).

Erline S Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities gives stipends to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic) enrolled in a teacher education program who will participate in student teaching or a school administration internship as part of the students’ degree requirements. This grant is awarded by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and is based on financial need (as determined by FAFSA).