Grants, unlike loans, are a form of ‘gift’ aid and do not have to be repaid. They do require a student to show financial need.
The federal government offers Federal Pell Grants to needy undergraduate students, and are the foundation of a student’s financial aid package.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (Federal SEOG) is another federal grant that is awarded by Purdue University Calumet to further assist needy Pell Grant recipients.
The Indiana State Student Assistance Commission (SSACI) [Opens in New Window] offers the Frank O’Bannon Grant and the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program to needy Indiana residents enrolled as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) each year.