Financial Aid – Steps to Receiving Financial Aid at Purdue University Calumet


Step 1:      Apply for a PIN at

A PIN is used to electronically sign your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you already have a PIN, you do not have to complete this step. Parents will also need to apply for a PIN to complete their section of the FAFSA. Do not share your PIN with anyone!

Step 2:      Complete and submit a FAFSA at

There is no fee to complete the FAFSA, and it is the only application you will need to apply for federal student aid. Be sure to enter Purdue University Calumet’s Federal School Code: 001827.

Step 3:      Search the Purdue University Calumet website for scholarship information at

There are a number of scholarships available to students who meet the eligibility criteria. Review the list of scholarships and apply for those for which you may qualify. Scholarships may help reduce your loan debt obligation.

Step 4:      Submit all required documentation.

Monitor PCSTAR for messages and information from the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts. Use PCSTAR to view outstanding requirements needed to complete the financial aid process.

Step 5:      Review your award notification in PCSTAR.

Accept or decline the financial aid awards offered to you within 30 days of receipt of your award notification.

Step 6:      Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at

You are not required to complete this step if you have already completed loan entrance counseling or an MPN. You can visit to determine if you have already completed these requirements.


Questions?  Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts at