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School Code: 001828

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Financial Aid Office Hours:

Mon.- 8A.M.-6P.M.

Tues.-Thurs. 8A.M.-5P.M.

Fri. 9A.M.-5P.M.

Contact Us:

260-481-6820

Fax: 260-481-4159

finaid@ipfw.edu

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN, 46805

Higher Education Award

Who Receives a Higher Education Award?

The Higher Education Award is given to Indiana residents that show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Requirements:

  • Must be an Indiana Residents (parents must also be resident, if applicant is a dependent student).
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) by the end of the fourth week of classes.
  • Must be working towards an undergraduate degree (associates or bachelors).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress 
  • Not available for summer

Requirements to Maintain the Award

This award has requirements for a student to meet to continue to receive the award from the state of Indiana.

  • At the end of the student's first year, there must be at least 24 credit hours completed  to receive the minimum amount and at least 30 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.
  • At the end of the student's second year, there must be at least 48 credit hours completed  to receive the minimum amount and at least 60 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.
  • At the end of the student's third year, there must be at least 72 credit hours completed to receive the minimum amount and at least 90 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.
  • There is a four year lifetime limit with the grant.

How to Apply for the Higher Education Award?

Students will automatically be considered for the award by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Indiana State Deadline of March 10th.  Any corrections must be made by May 15. 

2014-2015 - March 10, 2014 and May 15, 2014

2015-2016 - March 10, 2015 and May 15, 2015

Higher Education Part-Time Grant

Student's that are enrolled part-time and therefore would not get the full award, can receive assistance for their courses.  These amounts are automatically posted on eligible students' accounts around the mid-point of the semester. There is limited funding for part-time students, so not all eligible students receive an award. 

You must have a FAFSA, as well as the Indiana Part-time Application, on file by March 10 and corrections completed by May 15 in order to be eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

This award is available for four years, as long as the following requirements are met.

Students must complete their FAFSAby the Indiana State Deadline of March 10th and make any corrections by May 15th of every year in order to be eligible for state aid.  They must also complete an accumulative of 30 credit hours per year to continue their eligibility for the next year.

  • At the end of the student's first year, there must be at least 24 credit hours completed  to receive the minimum amount and at least 30 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.
  • At the end of the student's second year, there must be at least 48 credit hours completed  to receive the minimum amount and at least 60 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.
  • At the end of the student's third year, there must be at least 72 credit hours completed to receive the minimum amount and at least 90 credit hours to receive the maximum amount for the following Academic Year.

Indiana FAFSA Deadline is March 10th and any corrections must be made by May 15th of each year for the next Academic Year.

  • 2014-2015 Academic Year: March 10, 2014 and May 15, 2014
  • 2015-2016 Academic Year: March 10, 2015 and May 15, 2015
  • 2016-2017 Academic Year: March 10, 2016 and May 15, 2016
  • 2017-2018 Academic Year: March 10, 2017 and May 15, 2017