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The Returning Student Relief Grant was developed to encourage withdrawn students who meet eligibility requirements to re-enroll in Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University) and complete a program of study.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 re-enrollment. 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:

  • 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  • Have withdrawn from a prior Purdue Global degree or certificate program with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (undergraduate students) or 3.0 (graduate students) at the time of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;
  • Re-enroll 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:

  • Successfully complete the first term following re-enrollment, meet all academic requirements to maintain the Returning Student Relief Grant, and satisfy any new financial obligations owed directly to Purdue Global.

View full terms and conditions.

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 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 2020–2021 award year (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) is $6,345.


  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

    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.


  • State Grants*

    • 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)
    • View State Grant Information

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