Indiana State Student Aid: Grants & Scholarships

The state of Indiana offers financial aid opportunities to Indiana residents including grants and scholarship programs. 


The first step to an affordable college education in Indiana is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA®. This financial aid application determines student eligibility for federal student loans, grants (including the Pell grant), work-study programs, and scholarships. 

Apply for Indiana State Financial Aid

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is committed to making college affordable for Indiana college-bound students. 

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

This program is available for eligible Indiana college-bound students who plan on attending a local college or university. Student must also:

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be (or plan to be) a full-time student
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Must file the FAFSA®

To apply, students must file the FAFSA®, there is no additional application. 

EARN Indiana

This work-study program not only offers money to help pay for college, but also encourages and promotes students to get real work job experience. 

Part-time Grant Program

This need based grant is available to students who are not able to attend college full-time. To qualify, students must be enrolled in at least two credit hours per semester, not to exceed twelve credit hours per semester. 

Students must also be enrolled in a state college, university, or community college. 

For more information on Indiana state financial aid programs, click the button below. 

Have more questions about Indiana state financial aid or the FAFSA®? We’re here for you. You can reach the Frank financial aid experts via email at or text us at (347) 690-7886. 

Good luck!