The state of Indiana offers a number of awards. To qualify, you must be an Indiana resident, be a graduate from high school or have a GED, attend an eligible Indiana college or university, and have your FAFSA received by the U.S. Department of Education by March 10. Attendance must be full-time for most awards. To learn more about these state programs, contact the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).
Child of Veteran and Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant (CVO)
This program provides tuition assistance at public colleges in Indiana for eligible children of disabled Indiana veterans, Purple Heart recipients, POW/MIAs, and public safety officers killed in the line of duty. The child must be the biological child or legally adopted child of the veteran.
The grant can pay up to 100 percent of eligible tuition and fees at an Indiana public college or university. It can pay for up to 124 credit hours of college course work (certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate). A FAFSA is now required for this program.
Frank O'Bannon Grant (formerly the Indiana Higher Education Grant)
The Indiana Higher Education and Freedom of Choice Grants are based on need and can cover tuition and mandatory fees only. The higher education grant can be awarded to eligible full-time students. There is a comparable part-time grant program.
The Minority Teacher Scholarship
For full-time enrolled, minority students pursuing a course of study that enables them to teach at an accredited elementary or secondary school in Indiana. Award amounts are up to $1,000 per year.
Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant
This grant is a supplement to the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) Indiana Higher Education Grant program. In addition to being certified as eligible by the Indiana Air or Army National Guard, your FAFSA must be received by the federal processor on or before March 10.
The Nursing Scholarship Fund
This is for full- or part-time enrolled nursing students based on financial need. Students must also agree to work as nurses in Indiana for two years after graduation. Award amounts, which are determined by your Home Institution, are up to $5,000 per year.
Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship
For full-time students pursuing a course of study that enables them to teach special education or practice occupational or physical therapy in accredited Indiana schools, vocational rehabilitation centers, or developmental disabilities centers. Award amounts are up to $1,000 per year.
Learn More Resource Center, Indiana's Pre-K to College Connection
Learn More Resource Center is Indiana's new, expanded Pre-K to College Connection. The successor to the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC), Learn More was created to support the Indiana Education Roundtable's P-16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement. The plan's key principle is that in today's world, Indiana students need successfully to COMPLETE postsecondary education.
With Indiana's P-16 plan as its foundation, Learn More Resource Center strives to be the most valuable and reliable source of information for Indiana's parents, students and school counselors. Learn More also serves adults who want to change careers or seek additional training.
Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc.
ISM is Indiana's designated not-for-profit provider of student loan services. Its mission is to encourage Indiana students to participate in higher education by making the cost of borrowing more affordable. ISM offers low cost loans and exceptional service with Indiana as its sole focus. Since 1980, ISM has provided nearly $50 million to fund education efforts.
Developed in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Wiredscholar, combines college-planning information specific to Indiana with a set of comprehensive tools for college preparation and financing.
State Student Assistance Commission in Different States
This site has a listing of different states' student assistance commission websites.