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Indiana's Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) determines eligibility for the Frank O'Bannon Grant (Higher Ed and Freedom of Choice) and Twenty–First Century Scholars Grant. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) is the core document to apply for types of state grants.

There are four general eligibility requirements for all full–time state grants and scholarships:

  • You must show financial need according to program rules;
  • Your FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 10 and be error-free by May 15 each and every year;
  • You and your parent(s), if you are a dependent student - must be legal residents of Indiana and remain so during the academic year; and
  • You must be an undergraduate working on an associate or first bachelor degree, maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress, not be in default or overpayment, and meet the specific requirements of your chosen college.

Grants are sent to Trine when a student lists us as the first college on the FAFSA. Our school code for the FAFSA is 001839. To update your school choice, please make updates via FAFSA on the Web and eStudent.

State grant amounts are available at eStudent; the maximum you can receive is based on enrollment in 12 credit hours for the fall semester and 12 credit hours for the spring semester during the aid year.

The award eligibility period is limited to eight semesters within a maximum of ten years. A student must be full–time (12 semester hours) on the census date which is 4 weeks into the semester. If a student has dropped below full–time, awards are cancelled and the student′s account services bill will reflect an amount due that is equal to the cancelled SSACI award.