Ohio College Opportunity Grant

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a state funded program that provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest level of financial aid, as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OCOG dollars are only awarding in Sinclair's third term (Summer) for students who are Pell Grant eligible and whose Federal Pell Grants have been exhausted for the award year.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be an Ohio resident
  • be seeking an associate's degree, in an associate's degree program
  • have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 2190 or less
  • have a maximum household income of $75,000
  • complete the FAFSA by October 1 of the award year (i.e. October 1, 2015 for Summer 2016)
  • meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) eligibility requirements
  • not receive OCOG in the fall and spring semesters at Sinclair or any other Ohio college or university
  • not be a recipient of Ohio National Guard funding

Examples of eligibility:

  • Full-time, year-round students that exhaust Federal Pell Grant eligibility after fall and spring semesters may be eligible for an Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) award during the summer term (third term) of the academic year.
  • Students that received less than full-time Pell for either fall and spring semesters could be eligible for partial OCOG funding in the summer term. The OCOG amount would be based on full-time level minus the remaining Federal Pell eligibility level.

You will be notified by the Financial Aid & Scholarships office if you qualify.