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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 Supplemental Scholarship Application by Dec. 15

    Students can submit the supplemental 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, and the Polytechnic Institute.
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 15*

    To be considered for scholarships awarded by specific academic departments, the FAFSA must be submitted by December 15. The FAFSA is open beginning October 1.

    *If you miss the December 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 and university-wide scholarships and grants that are awarded based on financial need.

See more information about Freshman Scholarships.

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