Eligibility requirements for state financial aid differ slightly from those for federal aid.

General requirements for state financial aid:

  1. Be residents of Ohio, if independent students.
  2. Students and their parents must be residents of Ohio, if students are dependents.
  3. Be enrolled in an associate degree program. (Certificate program students are ineligible for state grants.)
  4. Not have a bachelor's or more advanced degrees.
  5. Comply with current selective service registration requirements.
  6. Be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
  7. Be registered and attending classes.

State Financial Aid Available to Students(Must meet all general state aid eligibility requirements listed above.)

 Name  Type of Aid  College Expenses Covered  Special Requirements
Ohio War Orphans Scholarship  Scholarship Tuition only
  • Be the children of a disabled or deceased war veteran
  • Register for at least 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Contact the Ohio Board of Regents or complete the scholarship application online at www.regents.state.oh.us/sgs/sgsstudent.html
  • July 1 application deadline
Ohio Academic Scholarship Scholarship Tuition & fees 
  • Register for at least 12 credit hours
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Be high school graduates
  • Obtain scholarship application from high school counselor
  • February 23 deadline 
Ohio National Guard Scholarship  Scholarship Tuition only
  • Be a National Guard member
  • Register for at least six credit hours
  • Complete scholarship application online at www.ongsp.org or contact the regional National Guard Armory