Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program — formerly known as the Indiana Higher Education Grant, is designed to provide access for needy Indiana students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions.

The grant is given on a “need-based” basis and may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees. In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the Frank O’Bannon grant during the summer while enrolled part-time.

How much is the Frank O'Bannon grant? #

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The amount may vary in accordance with state appropriations, the type of institution the student enrolled, and the Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA.

Eligible students enrolled in private institutions may be awarded a minimum of $950, up to a maximum of $9,200 for those with the lowest EFC.

How do I get Frank O'Bannon grant? #

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  1. Be a Indiana resident and U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED
  3. Must attend, or plan to attend, an eligible Indiana postsecondary institution
  4. Be enrolled in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelor’s degree or
  5. Be seeking a certificate at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University
  6. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  7. Must complete at least 30 credit hours during the 12-month award year

How do I apply for Frank O'Bannon grant? #

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To apply, you must submit a valid FAFSA by April 15th of the academic year preceding the academic year you plan to enroll. The deadline to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA was extended to May 15th, 2021.