Important Information Regarding your Federal PIN  

Effective May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN has been replaced by the FSA ID – a username and password – and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department or Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid Documents. 


If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to FAFSA on the Web at fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System at www.nslds.ed.gov or the Federal Student Loan System at StudentLoans.gov. Students who have a Federal Student Aid PIN will be able to enter it and link it to their FSA ID. An FSA ID can be created even if the student has forgotten their PIN.

Additional information can be found at: How To Create Your FSA ID Guide .

2015-16 Purdue Calumet Scholarship Application

Scholarships awarded by the Office of Financial Aid in conjunction with the scholarship committee require an application and essay which must be submitted by the priority date of June 1, 2015. The scholarship application may be accessed using the link below:

Purdue Calumet Scholarship Application

 Tuition and Payment for Summer 2015 Courses

Tuition and Fees for Summer 2015

Information about payment for Summer 2015 courses

Complete Your 2015-16 FAFSA Now!

We encourage you to file your 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.


(21st Century Scholars, Frank O’Bannon Grant and Part-time Grant)

Students who received state financial aid for the first time during the 2013-2014 academic year or thereafter are 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.  Visit the Indiana Commission of Higher Education’s (CHE) Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) website for more details.

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.  Visit the SFA website  for more information about the Frank O’Bannon Grant requirements.

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*.  Students who receive a Part Time Grant in the fall semester cannot receive a full time grant for the following 12 month period.

*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 may elect to reserve a portion of their academic year award for use in the summer term in order to meet the required credits.  Deadline dates for reserving an award for summer are August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester.  You must meet with a financial aid counselor prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters if you wish to reserve awards for the summer semester.

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.  Visit the SFA website for more information on appeals.

Frank O’Bannon grant recipients are also eligible for incentives based on specific requirements.  Visit the SFA website  for more information on these incentives.

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 for Veterans and Military Personnel

The Office of Veterans’ Affairs is responsible for coordination of all university services which impact veterans on campus. Their goal is to ensure prompt delivery of veterans’ educational entitlements to all eligible students. Visit our website for more information regarding financial aid for veterans and military personnel.

Financial Aid Communication

In an effort to be efficient, improve overall operations, and protect valuable resources, Financial Aid and Student Accounts communicate 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.

Need assistance?

Email us at finaid2@purduecal.edu, 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.