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Maximize Scholarship Consideration

  • Apply by November 1

    Students who complete the application (all required items received) by the November 1 Early Action deadline are automatically considered for university-wide merit scholarships.  See the freshman admission criteria page for information about completing the application.

    Please note, in general, international undergraduate students are not eligible for financial aid and scholarships.

  • Submit the Departmental Scholarship Application by Feb. 15

    Students can submit the departmental scholarship application by using the Purdue application portal. Some Purdue colleges use this application to identify recipients for awards with very specific criteria. Colleges include Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and the Polytechnic Institute.
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Feb. 15*

    To be considered for scholarships with a need-based component awarded by specific academic departments, the FAFSA must be submitted by February 15. The FAFSA opens in December. 

    * Scholarships awarded through the Purdue Departmental Scholarship Application are based on need and merit or a combination of the two. If you wish to be considered for those scholarships with a need component, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by February 15. Please note that this date is different than Purdue’s Priority FAFSA date of April 15. If you miss the February 15 FAFSA date for scholarships awarded by academic departments, submit the FAFSA by Purdue's priority filing date of April 15 to be considered for federal, state aid (for Indiana residents) and university-wide scholarships and grants that are awarded based on financial need.

See more information about Freshman Scholarships.

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