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Indiana Commission for Higher Education

CHE > State Financial Aid > State Financial Aid - By Program > Frank O’Bannon Grant Frank O’Bannon Grant

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Frank O'Bannon Grant includes both the Higher Education Award and the Freedom of Choice Award. The grant is designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible public, private, and proprietary postsecondary institutions. Eligibility for the grant is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The grant may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees.

2016-2017 Frank O'Bannon Grant Award Amounts


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 bachelors degree, or a certificate at select institutions
  • Must be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student
  • Must file the FAFSA by March 10 prior to the academic year of intended enrollment


HOW TO APPLY
Submit a complete and corrected FAFSA by March 10 prior to the academic year of application (please allow 5-7 business days for processing). Please view the Application Filing Deadlines for the application and submission deadline.