Grants

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally funded to students with exceptional need
  • Award ranges from $598-$5,815 per academic year
  • Must be an undergraduate student without a previous bachelor’s degree
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have a complete financial aid file
  • May be eligible if attending less than half-time (i.e. 5 hours or less)
  • Eligibility is limited to 12 full time semesters

Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Federally funded to students with exceptional need on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Award ranges from $250 per academic year
  • Must be an undergraduate student without a previous bachelor’s degree
  • Priority is given to students also receiving the Pell Grant

State Grants

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

What is it?

The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses (not regional campuses or community colleges), Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions.

Who is Eligible?

Ohio residents in an associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or nurse diploma program at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 2190 or less and a maximum household income of $75,000.

How do I apply?

Students apply for OCOG benefits by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Is there a deadline?

The application deadline is October 1 of each year.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Board met on July 29th to approve new applicants as well as funding levels. It has been decided that students attending private institutions will receive an annual award amount of $5,667 for the year. Please keep in mind that schools must wait a minimum of 15 days after the start of the term before requesting funds electronically that will be transferred electronically and applied to students’ accounts.

Students must attend full-time, and prior recipients must meet appropriate cumulative GPA requirements (minimum 2.00).

Overview

What is it? The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict.

Who is eligible? To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at an eligible Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

How much aid is available? Scholarship benefits cover a portion of instructional and general fee charges at two and four-year public institutions and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities.

How do I apply? Application is made to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, State Grants and Scholarships Department.

Where do I get an application? Click here to get the application. Applications are also available from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, State Grants and Scholarships Department, high school guidance offices, veterans service offices, and college Financial Aid Offices.

Is there a deadline? The application deadline is July 1 of each year.

For more information, contact Amber Brady at (614) 752-9528 or abrady@regents.state.oh.us.