Grants are student aid that does not have to be repaid. It can come from a variety of sources and is often, although not always, based on the applicant’s financial need. Some grants include:
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Once you’ve earned the money by attending your classes and completing the semester, you do not need to repay the Pell Grant.
Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students—those who haven’t earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum award for the 2015-2016 award year is $5,775.
Pell grant awards are based on enrollment status as of the published census date (the 14th day of the term), cost of attendance and Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Federal Processor. Amounts will be awarded based on current-year Pell Grant tables.
As of July 1, 2012, federal regulations limit lifetime Pell eligibility to the equivalent of 12 semesters of full-time attendance.
You may be eligible if:
- You have not earned a bachelor’s degree
- You meet attendance requirements
- You meet financial eligibility requirements
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Priority will be given to early applicants with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs). Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid. This grant is only available fall and spring semester. Eligible student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.
When you apply for a Pell Grant, you automatically apply for the FSEOG grant.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
Students don’t apply for this grant. Financial services will award those students who are eligible. Students can only receive if they have run out of pell during summer and fall. Available spring semester only.
Ohio War Orphans
The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship is funded by the State of Ohio. Application for this scholarship is available through the Ohio Board of Regents State Grants and Scholarships Office at 1-888-833-1133.
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)
Members of the Ohio National Guard are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. Process – Join the national guard.