Financial Aid Comparison Charts

Federal & State Grants*

Pell Grant

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full time or part time

Currently up to $5,550 per year

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Exceptional financial need
  • Pell recipient
  • 0 EFC
  • Full time or part time
  • Awarded first-come, first-served


Minimum of $100 per year

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

  • Income-based
  • Full time or Part Time

Up to $1872 per year

 *Not applicable to Graduate program. 


Student Loan Programs

Private Loan

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled at least 2 hours per semester, pursuing a degree
  • Minimum of $1,000
  • Must have good credit record or co-signer with good credit
  • Interest rate varies

Subsidized Federal Direct Loan

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled at least half time
  • $3,500 year 1
  • $4,500 year 2
  • $5,500 year 3-5
  • Interest paid by federal government while student is enrolled at least half time 

Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan

  • Must be enrolled at least half time
  • Dependent students whose parents are denied for a Parent PLUS loan are eligible for an additional $4000-5000 per year.
  • $2,000-6,000 year 1
  • $2,000-6,000 year 2
  • $7,000 year 3-5
  • Interest must be paid by student during study or added to principal

Federal PLUS Loan (for parents)

  • Student must be enrolled at least half time
  • Up to the cost of education less any financial aid
  • Variable interest rate determined each July
Ohio Christian University Aid**
Renewable ScholarshipsBased on incoming criteria, such as GPA, class rank, ACT score, and affiliations.
OCU ScholarshipsApplications are due in the spring semester. Email the OCU Financial Aid Department for more details.

Up to $7500 per year.

Church Matching GrantScholarship paid through church funds then matched by OCU.OCU will match student's church contribution up to $500 per semester
Good Neighbor Quality Student Grant/Christian Homeschools Grant Attend a high school in one of the following counties: Pickaway, Ross, Fairfield, Fayette, Pike, Hocking, Madison, Franklin, Licking, Christian School(s) or Homeschool(s)$1,000 per year
Sibling GrantMust be claimed as a Dependent$250 per sibling per semester
Athletics ScholarshipVarsity AthleteVaries

**Not applicable to the Adult or Graduate Studies Program.