Indiana's Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) determines eligibility for the Frank O'Bannon Grant (Higher Education and Freedom of Choice) and Twenty–First Century Scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply.
Below are the general eligibility requirements for all full–time state grants/scholarships:
- Must be an Indiana resident by December 31st the year prior to applying for aid (i.e. December 31, 2015 for the
2016-2017 school year)
- Must remain a resident throughout academic year
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED
- Must attend, or plan to attend, an eligible postsecondary institution
- Must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelor's degree, or a certificate at select institutions
- Must be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student
- Must abide by credit completion requirements each academic year to renew maximum award
- Must file the FAFSA by March 10 prior to the academic year of intended enrollment and make any necessary corrections by May 15
State grant amounts are determined annually and made available durning the summer months to students. Once they become available, award amounts can be found on the ScholarTrack website.
The award eligibility period is limited to eight semesters. A student must be full–time on the census date which is 4 weeks into the semester. If a student has dropped below full–time, awards are cancelled. Any resulting account balance must then be paid.