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Grants Available to IUPUI Students

The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI)

Twenty-First Century Award

Twenty-First Century Awards are awarded to students that met eligibility standards and enrolled as a Twenty-First Century Scholars in the 7th or 8th grade. Additionally, Twenty-First Scholar Awards recipient must meet the Twenty-First Scholars Program Pledge. The amount of a Twenty-First Century Award is calculated based on the student’s tuition and mandatory fees. If the student has no other type of fee remission, the Twenty-First Century Award will cover the student’s tuition and mandatory fees. If a portion of the student’s tuition and mandatory fees are paid by another fee remission (e.g. O’Bannon Grant/Higher Education Award), the Twenty-First Century Award will cover the balance of tuition and mandatory fees. If a student has a full fee remission for tuition and mandatory fees, the Twenty-First Century Award will not be available.

To qualify for state grant consideration the applicant must:

  • Be an Indiana resident;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
  • Attend, or plan to attend, an eligible college or university
  • Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelors degree;
  • Be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student. (The state grant defines full-time as at least 12 credit hours per term); and
  • File an application (FAFSA) - receive by April 15 of the year preceding the academic year the applicant plans to enroll.

The SSACI award eligibility period is limited to eight semesters within a maximum of ten years. A student must be full-time (12 semester hours) on the SSACI census date (the end of the fourth week of the semester). If a student has dropped below full-time, SSACI awards are cancelled and the student’s bursar account will reflect an amount due that is equal to the cancelled SSACI award.