Tuition and Payment for Spring 2015 Courses
We encourage you to file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Be sure to select the 2015-2016 aid year when completing your new FAFSA.
NOTE: The State of Indiana has a FAFSA filing deadline of March 10 to qualify for most Indiana State grants and scholarships.
Providing Tax Information
If you have already filed your (your parents) 2014 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 not acceptable documentation for financial aid purposes.
ATTENTION INDIANA STATE GRANT RECIPIENTS
(21st Century Scholars, Frank O’Bannon Grant and Part-time Grant)
Students who receive 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 at http://www.in.gov/sfa 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 at http://www.in.gov/sfa/2569.htm 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 at http://www.in.gov/sfa/2565.htm for more information on appeals.
Frank O’Bannon grant recipients are also eligible for incentives based on specific requirements. Visit the SFA website at http://www.in.gov/sfa/2390.htm 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 at http://webs.purduecal.edu/ofasa/veteran-affairs-information 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.