Financial Aid

New Federal Student Aid ID Replacing PIN

The U.S. Department of Education is changing how students log in to certain federal websites. Previously, students were required to obtain a federal PIN. The PIN is being replaced with an FSA ID (a username and password) effective May 10, 2015. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.

If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging into one of these websites: FAFSA on the Web, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and StudentLoans.gov. If you already have a federal PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID. An FSA ID can be created even if you have forgotten your PIN.

The FSA ID Replacement Guide provides additional information.

2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR

File your 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Purdue North Central (school code 001826). A 2015-16 FAFSA should be filed by students who will be enrolled in fall 2015, spring 2016 and summer 2016.

The State Financial Aid edit deadline is May 25, 2015! Be sure to make any corrections to your FAFSA or turn in any required documents to the Financial Aid Office asap to make sure you have a clean FAFSA by May 25.

Awarding for freshman students has begun! Awarding for sophomores, juniors and seniors will begin in May after spring 2015 grades are posted and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress has been run.

The Financial Aid Process webpage has additional information on filing your FAFSA, verification and awarding.

SUMMER 2015 FINANCIAL AID (2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR)

If you are interested in financial aid for summer 2015 and have not already filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), file a 2014-15 FAFSA. Click on Summer 2015 Financial Aid for important information.

Complete the following items in preparation for summer 2015:

  • Register for your summer 2015 classes
  • Confirm your enrollment for summer (confirm enrollment each semester)
  • Make payment arrangements for any balance not covered by financial aid by the May 1, 2015 summer payment deadline
  • Check you Satisfactory Academic Progress status for summer in May shortly after spring grades have posted

Note: if your status changes to ineligible you are responsible for payment in full. You may appeal an ineligible status.

If you attended another school in 2014-15, notify your prior school that you will be attending Purdue University North Central. Also, be sure to let the Financial Aid Office at your prior school know that you will no longer be attending (if this is the case) and request that any remaining eligible aid is cancelled.  You may only receive aid at one school each term. Additional information is available at Transferring Your Financial Aid.

STATE FINANCIAL AID

Indiana awards and scholarships are administered by the Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) and include the Frank O’Bannon Grant, The 21st Century Scholars Award and the Part-Time Grant.  You may apply for state aid at Purdue University North Central (PNC) by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor for state financial aid consideration after January 1 but on or before March 10 each year and you should list PNC as your first Indiana college choice (school code 001826). SFA has a self-service website, called eStudent, for students that have filed a FAFSA as residents of the State of Indiana.

Learn more about State Aid Requirements and Provisions

COMMUNICATION FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

The Financial Aid Office uses electronic communication for the majority of our communication with students.  This allows us to effectively communicate with you in a timelier manner.  It is very important for students to do the following DAILY:

  • Check your PNC email and your personal email (as provided by you on your FAFSA) for important messages from our office.
  • Check Self-Service Banner for important messages and to review any documents that may be required from you at this time.
  • Check the Financial Aid home page on a regular basis for helpful information.

If you need assistance or have questions please contact our office at (219) 785-5460, visit us in Technology Building, Room 157 or email us at finaid@pnc.edu.