Student Financial Aid


Pie Eating Contest for May Week in 1955 A grant is gift aid awarded from federal, state, or university funds to undergraduate students with high financial need. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Ohio Grant Programs, and other university grants. To qualify for these grants you must demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal and state governments, as well as the university.

To receive the grants described in this section you must:

  • complete the FAFSA by the application deadlines listed for each program
  • be an undergraduate student who has never earned a bachelor’s or professional degree
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree (Continuing Education students are not eligible)


The grant programs described in this section also have additional eligibility requirements specific to each program.

Although award amounts may differ from year to year for each grant program, it is rarely the case that the total amount of grant dollars awarded is sufficient to cover the entire amount of a student’s budget for the year. The budget, or cost of attendance, includes estimated expenses for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. Students with strong academic records and high financial need are often awarded scholarships as well as grants. Frequently, students find that they need self-help assistance such as work or loans as well.


First File the FAFSA