Office of Student Financial Aid

Grants

Federal and state grants are awarded based on financial need. They do not have to be paid back.

How do I get a grant?

You must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to see if you are eligible for federal and state grants. If you qualify for a grant, it will appear in your financial aid package.

TYPES OF GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduates with financial need who are working on their first bachelor's degree. Award amounts vary based on need, enrollment and other factors. The maximum Pell award for the 2021-22 aid year is $6,495.

Pell Grant Guidelines

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

Ohio College Opportunity Grants of up to $2,000 a year are awarded to undergraduate Ohio residents with financial need who are working on their first bachelor's degree.

Learn more about OCOG and other state grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

If you are eligible for the Pell Grant and demonstrate high financial need, you also may be eligible for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). Awards are up to $400 a semester. Funds are limited for this program. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better.

Supplemental Grant guidelines

Federal Teach Grant

There's a critical need for highly qualified teachers in high-need fields at low-income schools. The federal TEACH Grant program (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) tries to meet that need.

It provides up to $3,772 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who agree to teach in those fields and settings.

TEACH Grant recipients must fulfill a service obligation to receive the grant.

  • Become a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a high-need field.
  • Teach in a low-income school for four years within eight years of completing your degree.

TEACH Grant guidelines

Award amounts listed above are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Have Questions?

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Last Updated: 6/28/21