The Office of Veteran’s Affairs at PUC has joined the Office of Financial Aid!
The Office of Veterans’ Affairs is responsible for coordination of all university services which impact veterans on campus. Our goal is to ensure prompt delivery of veterans’ educational entitlements to all eligible students. Visit our website at http://webs.purduecal.edu/ofasa/veteran-affairs-information for more information.
Information About Tuition and Payment for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Courses
We encourage you to file your FAFSA as soon as possible.
Providing Tax Information
If you have already filed your (your parents) 2013 Federal Tax Return, you may give permission on your FAFSA to have your (your parents) tax information downloaded directly to the FAFSA by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you choose not to do this and you are selected for verification, you will have to provide an IRS Tax Transcript from the IRS to the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts. Copies of Federal Tax Returns are no longer acceptable documentation for financial aid purposes.
ATTENTION 21st CENTURY SCHOLARS and FRANK O’BANNON GRANT RECIPIENTS
Students who receive state financial aid for the first time during the 2013-2014 academic year or thereafter will be required to meet certain completion requirements to renew state financial aid awards in subsequent years. This includes students who first started school prior to July 1, 2013 but receive their first state awards after that date.
To renew a base Frank O’Bannon Grant, a student must complete at least 24 credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the first year in college, 48 or the equivalent by the end of the second year and 72 or the equivalent by the end of the third year.
To renew a 21st Century Scholarship, a student must complete at least 30 credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the first year in college, 60 or the equivalent by the end of the second year and 90 or the equivalent by the end of the third year.
To renew a Part Time Grant a student must complete at least 18 credit hours or the equivalent by the end of the year.
A year begins with the first semester the student receives the grant and extends through the next two terms (fall, spring, summer; spring, summer, fall).
Students who fail to meet the credit completion requirements due to extenuating circumstances may file an appeal with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education Division of Student Financial Aid.
Frank O’Bannon grant recipients who do not complete the 30, 60, or 90 credit hours but complete 24 credit hours their first year, 48 credit hours by the end of their second year and 72 credit hours by the end of their third year will remain eligible for the Frank O’Bannon grant but at a reduced award amount.
21st Century Scholars who do not complete the required 30, 60 or 90 credit hours will lose their 21st Century Scholars eligibility. However, they may be considered for a Frank O’Bannon grant if they meet O’Bannon Grant eligibility requirements and complete at least 24 credit hours during their first year, 48 credit hours by the end of their second year and 72 credit hours by the end of their third year.
Financial Aid Communication
In an effort to be efficient, improve overall operations, and protect valuable resources, the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts communicates with students strictly by electronic means.
This means that it is VERY IMPORTANT for students to do the following on a DAILY basis:
- Check your Purdue Calumet e-mail and your personal e-mail (as provided by you on your FAFSA) for important messages from our office.
- Check PCSTAR [Opens in New Window] (Purdue Calumet Student Access to Records) for important messages and to review any documents that may be required from you at this time.
- Continue to view processing reminders and helpful tutorials to assist you with navigating through PCSTAR here on our home page.
Email us at email@example.com, pay us a visit in the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe 130 or give us a call at 219/989-2301 if you have any questions.