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State Financial Aid - General Information


The Commission for Higher Education (CHE) is dedicated to making college affordable through need-based financial aid awards and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent and proprietary colleges. Eligibility at IUPUI is based on the data disclosed on the studentís Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the cost of IUPUI tuition, general fee, and Repair & Rehabilitation (R & R) fee. Please review the Application Filing Deadlines on the stateís website for instructions on how to apply and application deadlines for each program.

CHE award notifications are sent to IUPUI when a student lists IUPUI (or IUPUC) as the first college choice on the FAFSA. To update your school choice, please make sure to have our school code (001813 for IUPUI and E01033 for IUPUC) on the FAFSA and visit eStudent to update your school code with the state. CHE grant amounts are available at eStudent; the maximum you can receive is based on enrollment in 15 credit hours for the fall semester and 15 credit hours for the spring semester during the aid year.

The CHE award eligibility period is limited to eight semesters within a maximum of eight years. A student must be enrolled at least full-time (12 semester hours) on the CHE census date (the end of the 25% refund period & end of the fourth week of the semester). If a student has dropped below full-time, CHE awards are cancelled and the student's Bursar bill will reflect an amount due that is equal to the cancelled CHE award.

  • Frank O'Bannon Grant/Higher Education Award

    • The Frank O’Bannon Grant is Indiana's primary need-based financial aid program, designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions. 

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  • Twenty-First Century Award

    • The 21st Century Scholarship is Indiana's early promise program, offering income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana institution.  It is awarded to students that who met eligibility standards and enrolled as a 21st Century Scholar in the 7th or 8th grade. 

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  • Adult Student Grant

    • The Adult Student Grant is Indiana's need-based financial aid program for adult students who attend part-time.  A separate application with the state is required each year to be considered for this award. There is no due date, but funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 1.

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  • Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant

    • The National Guard Supplemental Grant guarantees up to 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard.  Eligibility requires certification by both CHE and the Indiana National Guard each semester.  This award is not available during the summer. 

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  • Minority Teacher Scholarship

    • The Minority Teacher Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of Black and Hispanic teachers in Indiana. Because scholarships are not guaranteed renewable, scholarship recipients must reapply each year. Click here to see the deadline for this program

      To Apply: Please visit the states website for More Information »

      To be eligible for scholarship consideration applicants must:
           •  be pursing or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student,
              upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana;
           •  agree in writing to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in
              Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach
              for at least three years;
           •  be an Indiana resident and an eligible U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
           •  be a minority student (defined in statute as Black or Hispanic);
           •  be a first time undergraduate student;
           •  be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progressing;
           •  and not be in default on a federal student loan or in overpayment status on a
              federal student grant.



Additional Resources

  • State Aid Website
  • eStudent - Access for students to check eligibility; history of grants, awards, or scholarships; change first-choice college; update address and phone number; check for outstanding eligibility issues.