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Grants for first-time undergraduates

See how you can get Federal Pell grants for your undergraduate education at IU Indianapolis.

What is a Federal Pell Grant?

If you’re an undergraduate working toward your first bachelor’s degree and you need money to pay for your education, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time, or else you might need to repay the grant.

How do I know if I’m eligible for Federal Pell Grants?

To qualify, you must:

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How much will I be awarded?

Amounts change yearly. Your eligibility is based on your enrollment and FAFSA information.

2024–25 Award Year

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $7,395 for the 2024–25 award year (July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025).

You can receive the Federal Pell Grant for up to the equivalent of six years (12 full-time semesters).

How do I apply for Federal Pell Grants?

If you have a current FAFSA on file each year, you’ll automatically be considered for aid each fall, spring, and summer semester.

When will I know if I’m awarded the grant?

Check your financial aid information to see if you've received an award.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Campus Center, Room 250
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202