Student Grants

Purdue Global can help determine if you are eligible for federal financial aid, including grants and loan programs.

Learn about the grant options that may be available to Purdue Global students.*

Returning Student Relief Grant

The Returning Student Relief Grant was developed to encourage withdrawn students who meet eligibility requirements to reenroll in Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University) and complete a program of study. The Grant clears outstanding debt (maximum $4,500) owed directly to Purdue Global for prior enrollment (excluding Title IV student loans or other private funding) after eligible students successfully complete the first term following reenrollment. Student loans or private funding obtained by the student, whether past or future, are the sole financial responsibility of the student.

Eligibility and Other Information

To receive the Grant, you must complete the following:

  • Be a returning online, campus, or learning center student at Purdue Global;
  • Have withdrawn from a prior Purdue Global degree or certificate program with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (undergraduate students) or 3.0 (graduate students) at the time of withdrawal;
  • Be current on repayment of federal student loans, if applicable;
  • Reenroll in a Purdue Global degree or certificate program;
  • Meet all Purdue Global admissions requirements for the program of study and be fully accepted into the program;
  • Enroll in at least two courses per term (undergraduate students) or one course per term (graduate students) between January 6, 2021, and December 31, 2021, and start no later than January 5, 2022;
  • Meet Purdue Global standards for satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the University Catalog; and
  • Be continually enrolled at Purdue Global, with allowances only for military leaves of absence consistent with policies stated in the University Catalog.


To have the prior debt fully forgiven/waived, you must complete the following:

  • Successfully complete the first term following reenrollment.
  • Meet all academic requirements to maintain the Returning Student Relief Grant.
  • Satisfy any new financial obligations owed directly to Purdue Global.


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Federal and State Grants

Purdue Global encourages students to apply for federal and state grants to help fund their education.

  • Federal Pell Grant

    Federal Pell Grant

    Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not previously earned a bachelor's, master's, or professional degree.

    Award: The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2021–2022 award year (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022) is $6,495.

    Website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/pell

    Students who wish to decline and/or request a refund of any Pell Grant disbursement within the same award year must complete and submit a signed Federal Pell Grant Decline/Return Acknowledgement form to the University. Students will be fully responsible for a balance created by declining/returning a Pell Grant. Students will no longer have an option to decline or return the Pell Grant if the document is not received prior to the award year expiring. Students must contact the University’s Student Finance Office to request for decline and return of the Pell Grant.

  • Year-Round Pell Grant

    Year-Round Pell Grant

    The Department of Education allows students to receive a total of 150% off their Federal Pell Grant, meaning that when students have reached 100% of their eligible Pell Grant funds for the award year, the University will still have the ability to request an additional 50% of those funds.

    To be eligible for an additional Pell Grant, students must complete the following:

    • Be enrolled at least half time
    • Meet all of the eligibility requirements for the Pell Grant
    • Not have exceeded the lifetime limit


    Students who wish to decline and/or request a refund of any Pell Grant disbursement within the same award year must complete and submit a signed Federal Pell Grant Decline/Return Acknowledgement form to the University. Students will be fully responsible for a balance created by declining/returning a Pell Grant. Students will no longer have an option to decline or return the Pell Grant if the document is not received prior to the award year expiring. Students must contact the University’s Student Finance Office to request for decline and return of the Pell Grant.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program assists undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) are the first individuals considered for an FSEOG, as long as funds remain available.

    Award: The FSEOG awards between $100 and $4,000 per year. Limited funding is available; awards will be made to eligible students as long as funds are available.

    Website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/fseog

  • IASG Service Grant

    IASG Service Grant

    The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is awarded to students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

    Award: The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance for that award year.

    Website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/iraq-afghanistan-service

  • Children of Fallen Heroes

    Children of Fallen Heroes

    The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship is awarded to students who are Pell-Grant eligible, whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a public safety officer, and who meet other eligibility requirements as outlined in the Financial Aid Information guide.

    Award: Eligible students’ Pell Grant award will be increased to the maximum annual amount for the award year, and other awards will be calculated as if the student has an EFC of zero.

    Website: https://fsapartners.ed.gov/knowledge-center/library/electronic-announcements/2018-11-19/general-subject-children-fallen-heroes-scholarship-act

  • State Grants*

    State Grants*

    Students may also be eligible to receive funding through state grant programs, where available. Depending on the program, student eligibility may be need-based, non-need-based, credit-based, or dependent on other specific conditions. The University cannot guarantee any funding from the state grant sources, as the list is subject to change without notice based upon changes in state budgetary constraints, state law or regulation, and/or University participation.

    Eligibility varies by the state and program. State aid is distributed to students who meet the eligibility criteria as described in the specific state aid program requirements. For more information, students should visit Purdue University Global’s Financial Aid Grants by State document for state grant information.

    • State of Iowa Gift Aid (Iowa residents)
    • State of Indiana Gift Aid (Indiana residents)
    • Nebraska State Grant (Nebraska residents)
    • Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant Program (Pennsylvania Residents)
    • Vermont State Grant (Vermont residents)
NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Agency or program validates student and program eligibility. Eligibility can vary by state.