State Grants and Forms

Grants are money given to help students based on need and other eligibility factors. Grants do not have to be repaid. The amounts vary from year to year.  To be considered for state grants, you have to submit your FAFSA by April 15th each year. 

2017-2018 Award Letters

Until we receive final award amounts from the Indiana Commission of Higher Education, we are providing estimates in your award letter.  After we have received final award amounts, we will send you an e-mail to check for revisions on your MyVU account. 

New students:  The estimate for the O'Bannon grant equals the 2016-17 on-time award level.  If you are a 21st Century Scholar, the estimate assumes that you will complete all the tasks required of 21st Century Scholars and meet the minimum 2.5 high school GPA requirement. 

Returning students:  The estimate for the O'Bannon grant or 21st Century Scholarship is based on your 2016-17 status.  The estimate does not include any associate degree, academic honors, or accelerated incentive amounts for which you might be eligible.

Transfer students: The estimate for the O'Bannon grant is at the full-time amount.  Supposing you meet credit completion requirements, we will revise your award to be at the on-time level.  The estimate for 21st Century Scholars assumes you will meet credit completion requirements.

Frank O'Bannon Grant
This State of Indiana program to help with tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to 15 credits each semester is based on need. The amount of money you can receive varies each year depending on the dollars available and the number of students who apply.  You must be enrolled full-time to receive an O'Bannon grant.

Twenty-first Century Scholars Grant
Income-eligible Indiana 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are promised the cost of four years of college tuition and regularly assessed fees at any participating public college or university in Indiana.  Up to 15 credits of tuition each semester as well as the student activity fee are covered. 

Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant
State grant that covers up to 15 credits of certain tuition costs for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard. To be eligible an applicant must be certified by both the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) and the Indiana National Guard (ING) and attend a state funded college or university.

State of Indiana Financial Aid Credit Completion Requirements
CDV Remission of Fees Eligibility Requirements
Department of Veteran Affairs Application Forms