Maximize Scholarship Consideration

Maximize scholarship consideration by completing these important steps: 

1. Apply by November 1

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

2. Submit the Supplemental Scholarship Application by January 1

Some Purdue colleges use this application to identify recipients for awards with very specific criteria. Colleges include: Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management and Polytechnic Institute. The Supplemental Scholarship Application is available to Purdue applicants via their Purdue application portal between November 1 and January 1.

3. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1*

January 1 is the FAFSA deadline to be considered for need-based scholarships awarded by specific academic departments. The FAFSA is available October 1.

*If you miss the January 1 FAFSA filing deadline, file your FAFSA by Purdue's March 1 priority FAFSA deadline to be considered for federal, state and university-wide scholarships and grants that are awarded based on financial need. 

See more information about Freshman Scholarships.

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