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The federal government determines a students financial aid eligibility by evaluating the information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, and work-study employment.

The FAFSA priority deadline to qualify for State financial aid is April 15. The federal school code for IUPUC is E01033. It is important for students to list the IUPUC school code on their FAFSA to ensure processing for financial aid at IUPUC. It is recommended that all students file their FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

State grants, such as Frank O’Bannon or the 21st Century Scholar, are controlled by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI). SSACI requires eligible students to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester and to file their FAFSA each year by April 15 to receive these funds. Other enrollment completion requirements might be needed for renewal of state awards.

The federal Pell grant does not require a minimum credit hour enrollment. Students must enroll in a degree program and be in good academic standing.

To qualify for student loans or work-study each fall and spring semester, undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours (half time), and graduate students must enroll in four credit hours.