- How can incoming freshman students maximize scholarship consideration at Purdue?
In the fall of 2016, beginning students will be able to complete the scholarship application prior to being admitted to the university. Students should file the FAFSA by December 31, to be considered for need-based scholarships. Click here to learn more about beginning student scholarships and the timeline.
- Where do applicants learn about freshman scholarships?
- What are the 1718 FAFSA Updates:
FAFSA WILL NOW BE COLLECTING TAX RETURNS FROM 2 CALENDAR YEARS PRIOR TO FALL OF ACADEMIC YEAR FOR WHICH STUDENT IS FILING.
- What is the 1718 FAFSA deadline for incoming students interested in Purdue?
Students need to complete the FAFSA prior December 31, 2016. The FAFSA will become available in in October 2016. Visit the DFA website to learn deadlines and for tips to complete the FAFSA
- What is the 1718 FAFSA deadline for returning students?
For 1718, families will once again use the 2015 tax information. Visit the DFA website to review the deadlines and review tips to complete the FAFSA.
- What is the Purdue, West Lafayette FAFSA Code?
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
Federal School Code: 001825
- Will merit based college awarded scholarships be automatically renewed?
No, merit based scholarships are not automatically renewable. It’s highly recommended that all students complete the Purdue University Scholarship Application on an annual basis. Students should also complete the FAFSA prior to the university deadlines to be considered for financial need based scholarships.
- What is a good resource for international students to explore information about external scholarships?
- What happens if a student with a Presidential or Trustee scholarship has a GPA below a 3.0 following the spring semester?
The student loses the scholarship for a year with the option of having the scholarship reinstated if all of the scholarship criteria is met. The criteria and guidelines are listed on the Purdue DFA webpage, (scroll down).
- Can students with extraordinary/unusual circumstances beyond their control appeal to have their Trustee/Presidential scholarships reinstated?
Students have the option to complete and submit an appeal form available from DFA. Reasons for appeal include: death of a family member/friend; illness/medical issue; “stop out” due to medical issue or mission trip etc., break in enrollment due to internship or Co-op program (not through Purdue). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the form and submit the form back to them.
- What are the differences between award/prize and scholarship? Taxes?
- Award: Financial support based on achievement, performance, or other criteria
- Prize: Recognition based on competition or other criteria. Example: A competition is held, and prices for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awarded to students
- Scholarship: Financial support based on academic achievement or other criteria that may include financial
Awards are taxable! Students will receive a 1099 for awards given to them at the end of the calendar year that exceed their fees. International students are taxed on all awards (the amount is deducted from their award).
Scholarships are tax-free! If a student receives a scholarship, a fellowship grant, or other grant, all or part of the amounts you receive may be tax-free. Scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants are tax-free if you meet the following conditions:
Students are a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities; and the amounts students receive are used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.
(Purdue DFA, May 9, 2016 meeting notes)
- Do students with Purdue Trustee and Presidential Scholarships have to reapply annually?
Students do not have to apply annually, however it is the responsibility of the student to review the guidelines and criteria annually.
We recommend that students work to exceed the criteria and apply for the Purdue University Scholarships and complete the FAFSA annually.