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Types of Grants

Grants are funds awarded to students that do not require repayment. Federal and State grants are awarded based on the student's submission of the FAFSA and their Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Additionally, grant amounts are based on enrollment with subsequent monitoring at the end of the first week of classes (for the Federal Pell Grant) and the end of the 25% refund period (for state grants).

Listing of Grants as broken down into categories:

  • State Grants

    State grants are estimated by IUPUI based on the student's registered hours. The final determination of the student's eligibility and award amount is not made by IUPUI; rather, it is determined by Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA).

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  • Federal Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell Grant is awarded based on receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and enrollment level (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, or less than half-time). Awards range from $602 to $5,730 for 2014-2015 aid year.

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  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    The SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). By federal regulations, priority is given to students who receive the Federal Pell Grant. Funding is limited so awards vary per academic year based on funding levels.

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  • IUPUI Twenty-First Century Scholars Grant

    This IUPUI grant is designed to help meet the remaining financial need for 21st Century Scholars who enroll full time at IUPUI. To be eligible students must be participating and receiving 21st Century Scholarship funds from the state of Indiana and have a FAFSA on file by the priority deadline of March 10th. Those students who meet eligibility will automatically be given this award as it requires no additional application, however grant recipients must attend the IUPUI Summer Bridge Academy and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Guidelines.

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  • IUPUI Pell Pledge Grant

    This IUPUI grant is designed to supplement the Federal Pell Grant. It is calculated as $8,258 (average annual cost of tuition and general fee at IUPUI) minus fee remissions, scholarships, and federal & state grants; with the award range between $100 - $1,000 for the academic year. To be eligible a student must receive Federal Pell Grant, have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (Math and Critical Reading sections only) or ACT score of 21, and have a FAFSA on file by the priority deadline of March 10th. Grant recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Those students who meet eligibility criteria will automatically be given this award as it requires no additional application.

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