Ohio College Opportunity Grant:
Who is Eligible?The Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG) provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio residents is an associate’s or bachelor’s degree or nursing diploma program attending an eligible institution. Eligible students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2190 or less with 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) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application deadline is October 1st of each year.
For more information on Ohio State Grants and Scholarships visit the Ohio Board of Regents
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program is designed to assist students in meeting the tuition cost and/or living expenses. All grants are awarded on the basis of student’s financial need. Pell grants are prorated for less than full-time attendance (i.e. three-quarter, half-time, or less than half-time). Pell Grants are awarded to only undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.The U.S. Department of Education uses a formula including information from the FAFSA to calculate a student Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number. This figure is provided to the student through the Student Aid Report (SAR) and will state whether the student qualifies for the Federal Pell Grant.
The max Pell Grant for 2015-2016 is $5,775. The max Pell Grant for 2016-2017 is $5,815.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG):
This federal campus-based program is designed for undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to those students who have the lowest expected family contribution, and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore, it is important to apply before March 15th, our priority deadline.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a non-need based grant. The TEACH Grant is currently $3,708 for 2016-17.
- Must meet state definition of full time teacher and spend at least 51 percent of time teaching one of the high-need subject areas
- Agree to teach in a high-need field (Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing)
- Agree to teach at a low-income elementary or secondary school for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH grant is awarded (Teacher Low Income Directory)
TEACH Grant CounselingStudent interested in taking the TEACH Grant will need to complete a counseling session annually. This counseling provides details in regard to making an informed decision on accepting the TEACH Grant, and can be completed here.
Agreement to Serve (ATS)
In addition to completing the TEACH counseling, students will also need to sign an Agreement to Serve (ATS) annually. The ATS outlines the requirements under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and explains that if a student does not meet the service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
this is where we are