Engineering Scholarships for Current Students

Financial Aid

Purdue awards a combination of gift aid (scholarships and grants) and self-help aid (loans and Federal Work-Study) from federal, state, Purdue and private sources. DFA administers some scholarships which require an application specifically for Engineering students. The 2020-21 applications will be available on the Division of Financial Aid - Scholarships website.

To apply for federal, state, and Purdue University student aid programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be filed annually to be eligible for need based aid with a March 1 priority-filing deadline. In-depth information about the financial aid application process can be found on the Division of Financial Aid website.

Student Employment – For students who want or need to work while going to school, we encourage students to seek a job on campus and work no more than 12 hours per week.

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Federal School Code for the FAFSA


Financial Aid Guide to Success

A free guide to help the growing number of students in their efforts to enroll in and to afford a post-secondary education. The 21-page booklet includes information about college applications, the search process and financial aid.

Note: It is important to note that your financial aid eligibility is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

Financial Literacy

College is a time of independence and freedom for many students and can serve as your greatest source of growth. Mishandled, it can cause problems and derailment. It has become clear that the financial decisions you make today may impact your financial livelihood well into your future. Students need to understand the options with respect to the vast array of financial products, services, make sound financial decisions and practice smart money management techniques (living on a budget, credit cards, student loan debt). To help you navigate these important decisions and obtain basic money management skills, Purdue Financial Aid encourages students to use CashCourse, a free customizable online tool for students. CashCourse is your real-life guide to take charge of your money, a resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).