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New Award Notification Process for 2014-15

In an effort to streamline the Financial Aid award notification process we have made a few changes for the 2014-15 award year.  Please visit our web page Understanding Your Award Notification for the details!


Information About Tuition and Payment for Summer and Fall 2014 Courses

Tuition and Fees Information for Summer and Fall 2014 can be viewed at http://webs.purduecal.edu/ofasa/student-accounts/tuition-fees/

Information about payment for Summer and Fall 2014 courses can be viewed at http://webs.purduecal.edu/ofasa/student-accounts/paying-your-bill/


File your 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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

New students first admitted to Purdue Calumet for the Fall 2013 term must successfully COMPLETE 30 credit hours during the 2013-2014 academic year (Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014) in order to maintain full eligibility for their 21st Century Scholars award or their Frank O’Bannon grant.  Students unable to complete 30 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2014 semester are encouraged to register for Summer 2014 to meet the 30 credit hour completion requirement.  If you started in Fall 2013 and complete 30 hours by the end of Summer 2014, you will maintain the full eligibility.

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 be 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.

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.