Student Financial Aid

Grants

Institutional Grant Programs

President's Affordability Grant

A major part of President Drake’s Access and Affordability Initiative, which identifies access, affordability and excellence as key elements in his vision for Ohio State, is the President’s Affordability Grant to assist low- and middle-income Ohio resident students with additional grant funds toward their cost of attendance at the university.

To receive a President’s Affordability Grant, students must complete the FAFSA by the priority date and be enrolled full-time each semester.

Application Process

To apply for the President's Affordability Grant you must:

  • complete the FAFSA by the priority date.
  • list The Ohio State University code (#003090) on the FAFSA.

How much will I receive?

The annual award amounts are determined by financial need and range from $1,000 ($500 per semester) to $1,500 (750 per semester).

What do I need to do to keep my award?

Students may receive the President’s Affordability Grant for the awarded terms as long as they maintain Ohio residence, meet all eligibility criteria, including SAP, for receipt of institutional aid. Please note that:

  • if your FAFSA information changes as a result of verification, your award may change.
  • you are no longer eligible for the President’s Affordability Grant once you have earned your first bachelor’s degree.
  • you can receive a maximum of 8 semesters of funding from the President’s Affordability Grant (semesters of receiving other types of university merit and need-based aid will count toward the 8 semester limit as well).


Scarlet and Gray Grant

The Scarlet and Gray Grant is university-funded grant assistance that is awarded to Columbus campus undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. To receive a Scarlet and Gray Grant, students must file a FAFSA by the priority date.

Freshman Foundation Program (FFP)

The Freshman Foundation Program offers need-based grants to undergraduate students on the Columbus campus. Eligibility is determined on the basis of financial need as established by federal guidelines, and on academic and leadership credentials, race/ethnic/tribal background, county of residence, potential first-generation college graduate, and other factors. To receive FFP, students must file a FAFSA by the priority date.

Application Process

To apply for the Scarlet and Gray Grant or FFP (a student cannot receive both) you must:

  • complete the FAFSA by the priority date.
  • list The Ohio State University code (#003090) on the FAFSA.

How much will I receive?

The amount is evaluated and determined every academic year.

What do I need to do to keep my award?

Students may receive the Scarlet and Gray Grant or FFP for the awarded terms as long as they maintain full-time enrollment at the Columbus campus, meet all eligibility criteria, including SAP, for receipt of institutional aid. Please note that:

  • if your FAFSA information changes as a result of verification, your award may change.
  • you are no longer eligible for the Scarlet and Gray Grant/FFP once you have earned your first bachelor’s degree.
  • you can receive a maximum of 8 semesters of funding from the Scarlet and Gray Grant or FFP.

 

First File the FAFSA