State Financial Aid - By Program
The Commission for Higher Education is dedicated to making college affordable for all students by offering both need-based and non-need based awards. Please review the program pages below for instructions on how to apply and application submission deadlines for these programs.
- 21st Century Scholarship
21st Century Scholarship
The 21st Century Scholarship is Indiana's early promise program, offering income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana institution.
- EARN Indiana
EARN Indiana is a need-based work-study program that gives students access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships, while employers receive state matching funds in exchange for hiring EARN students.
- Frank O’Bannon Grant
Frank O’Bannon Grant
The Frank O’Bannon Grant is Indiana's primary need-based financial aid program, designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions.
- Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship is a one-time scholarship for students who graduate from a publicly supported high school at least one year early.
- Adult Student Grant
Adult Student Grant
The Adult Student Grant is Indiana's need-based financial aid program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults.
- Workforce Ready Grant
Workforce Ready Grant
The Workforce Ready Grant pays the tuition and mandatory fees of qualifying high-value certificates at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. The grant is available for two (2) years and covers up to the number of credits required by the qualifying program. The grant does not cover courses that do not directly apply to the student’s certificate program. Program-specific fees and equipment are not covered.
- Financial Aid for Military and Public Safety Officers
Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran*
Provides tuition and fee assistance to a student who is the child of a deceased or disabled veteran.
Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded Veteran*
Provides tuition and fee assistance to a student who is the child of a Purple Heart recipient or veteran wounded as the result of enemy action.
Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard*
Provides tuition and fee assistance for children and spouses of members of the Indiana National Guard killed in the line of duty.
Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officers*
Provides tuition and fee assistance to children and spouses of public safety officers killed in the line of duty.
Indiana Purple Heart Recipient*
Provides tuition and fee assistance to veterans who are Purple Heart recipients.
National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant
The National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant guarantees up to 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard.
Soldier's and Sailor's Children's Home*
The Soldier's and Sailor's Children's Home program covers students who are former students and/or graduates of Morton Memorial High School or who are former residents of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home (ISSCH).
- Financial Aid for Teachers
Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.
William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship
The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is for minority students intending to pursue, or currently pursuing, a course of study that would enable them to teach in an accredited school in Indiana for three years following graduation.
Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields
The Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields is for students who plan to teach in a "high-need" field which affects the economic vitality of Indiana in which there is a shortage of candidates.
Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities
The Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities is for minority students who will engage in student teaching during the upcoming academic term.