Grants

A grant is gift aid awarded from federal, state or university funds to student with a financial need, and does not have to be repaid. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEO) and other institutional grants. Grants may be used toward tuition, fees, books and other educational expenses.

What is a Pell Grant?

Federal Pell Grant

  • The Pell Grant is awarded up to $5815 per academic year for 2016/2017, based on credit hours enrolled
  • Pell recipients may not have a bachelor's or other advance degree
  • Is available for no more than 12 semesters, or the equivalent (roughly six years)
  • Students must meet all eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress

What is an FSEOG?

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • FSEOG Grant, is awarded in the amount of $600 and is based on the availability of funds
  • Students must be eligible for the Pell Grant
  • Recipients may not have a bachelor's or other advanced degree
  • Students must meet all eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress

State Grants and Scholarships

The State of Ohio provides resources in a wide variety of programs so that immediate costs-savings are available to students. Ohio Higher Ed:University Systems of Ohio provides details on the below programs.

  • Choose Ohio First Scholarship
  • Ohio Education and Training Voucher Program
  • Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant
  • Ohio National Guard