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The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance that is funded and awarded by the federal government. Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree and meet all other eligibility criteria required for receipt of federal assistance. To receive a Pell Grant, an eligible student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than or equal to the maximum figure established by the federal government for the academic year. EFC is determined from the information reported on the FAFSA.
To apply for the Pell Grant you must:
The maximum Federal Pell Grant award for full-time students may vary from year to year. Awards for students enrolled less than full-time will be prorated. Effective July 1, 2012, the maximum number of terms you can receive the grant is 12 semesters (or its equivalent). You will receive a notice if you’re getting close to your limit. You may not receive Federal Pell grant funds from more than one school at a time.
The Federal Pell Grant is a Title IV federal financial aid program, which requires that you meet all eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), for receipt of federal aid. Please note that:
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The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is free assistance funded by the federal government and awarded by Ohio State. The FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need and low Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Priority consideration is given to students who receive the Federal Pell Grant, meet the priority deadline, and demonstrate the greatest financial need. Recipients must meet all the eligibility criteria required for receipt of federal assistance, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
To apply for the FSEOG you must:
Amounts will vary dependent upon funding.
You may receive FSEOG assistance as long as you maintain at least half-time enrollment and continue to meet all eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), for receipt of federal aid. Please note that:
Please see the program description on Student Aid on the Web for general information about the TEACH Grant, or contact the SSC for additional information.
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