PRF Back a Boiler - ISA Fund (Income Share Agreement)


Back a Boiler – Income Share Agreements

The Purdue Moves initiative, Back a Boiler-ISA Fund, is available to assist undergraduate students with costs associated with a Purdue-sponsored study abroad.

As part of the Purdue Moves initiative, the Purdue Research Foundation is offering a unique funding program called Back a Boiler –ISA Fund. It’s not a grant or a traditional loan –though students do make payments after graduating and securing employment.

An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is a contract in which a student receives education funding in exchange for a commitment to pay an agreed upon percentage of his or her post-graduate income for a fixed number of years. This program offers a new alternative to Parent PLUS or private loans and is an opportunity to complete an education without worrying about interest rates.


  • Enrollment on a full-time basis at the Purdue West Lafayette campus
  • Rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior.

  • Must be participating in a credit bearing approved study abroad program through Purdue University.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward a degree as defined by Purdue University

  • Must have a declared major (i.e. may not be a first-year engineering or in exploratory Studies)

For more information, visit our website at or email questions to


Alternatively contact Ms. Mary-Claire Cartwright, Vice President - Information Technology & Back a Boiler Program Manager, Purdue Research Foundation

phone: 765-588-1052    email:


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