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. *check back later for updates on scholarship availability.
Must be an Indiana resident by December 31st the year prior to applying for aid (i.e. December 31, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year)
Must remain a resident throughout academic year
Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
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 meet SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) requirements as determined by the institution the student is attending.
In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the Frank O'Bannon grant during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the Frank O'Bannon grant during summer terms.
Must file the FAFSA by April 15th prior to the academic year of intended enrollment
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