Federal and State grants
Information for the 2015-16 academic year
Federal Pell Grant
This is a need-based grant. Awards for 2015-16 academic year range from $626 to $5,775. Eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the FAFSA. This grant is available to full-time and less than full-time students. The federal government recently passed into law a provision which limits a student's lifetime eligibility to 12 semesters (or its equivalent).
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. The awards range from $500 to $850 and are awarded to full-time students.
Federal TEACH Grant
The TEACH Grant program provides up to $3,964* a year in grant assistance to an undergraduate or graduate student who agrees to serve for at least four years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A TEACH Grant recipient who does not complete their required teaching requirement within a specified time frame or fails to meet certain other requirements of the TEACH Grant program will be required to repay the TEACH Grant as a direct unsubsidized loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. For more information visit the TEACH Grant program website at www.teachgrant.ed.gov.
*As of March 1, 2013 the TEACH Grant program was subject to an across-the-board budget
cut under the sequester, reducing the annual amount from $4,000 to $3,964.
The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a need-based tuition assistance program available to Ohio residents enrolled in a degree program at an eligible institution. Eligible students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,190 or less, with a maximum household income of $96,162. The estimated 2015-16 award for a full-time eligible student is $2,568.
For additional information on federal student aid, including federal grants, visit Student Aid on the Web.