Grants are "free money" that is not paid back. They are awarded based on need. An exception is the TEACH Grant, as noted below.
|Federal Pell Grant||Federally awarded grant||Based on financial need; maximum lifetime limit of 6 full-time Pell awards
||Up to $5,920||Part-time students will have grant adjusted based on credit hours
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||Federal grant money awarded by UC||Must be Pell eligible; early FAFSA application||Ranges from $900 to $1,200||At least half-time enrollment|
|TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant||Federal grant awarded by UC||Non-need-based; 3.2 GPA and eligible education major*; requires annual counseling and service agreement||Up to $4,000 annually for max of $16,000 undergrad and $8,000 grad||Part-time students will have grant adjusted based on credit hours; completion of specific service requirement to avoid grant becoming a loan|
|Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
|State awarded grant
||Must be Ohio resident; based on financial need and Uptown (non-regional) campus program; October 1 deadline date; maximum receipt for 5 years
||$1296 for 2015-16; $1048 for 2014-15
|Part-time students will have grant adjusted based on credit hours; restricted to tuition|
|University Need Grant||UC-based funds||Based on financial need, other aid, and Uptown (non-regional) campus program; consideration through sophomore year only||Ranges from $300 to $3,200||At least half-time enrollment|
|Cincinnati Pride Grant||UC-based funds||Must be first-time college student (or direct transfer from Cincinnati State after attending direct from high school), Pell eligible and graduate of a Cincinnati Public School with minimum 2.20 GPA||Combines with other grants and scholarships to cover cost of tuition and a book allowance||Renewable for up to 4 years as long as student maintains Pell eligibility and continuous academic year full-time enrollment|
- Must be admitted into a degree program to receive a grant.
- Grants, except TEACH, are limited to students who do not have a bachelor's degree.
- Eligibility criteria subject to change; maximum amounts are estimates and dependent upon sufficient funding.
- Early FAFSA application means limited funding; awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is depleted.