Types of Financial Aid (Comparison Charts)

Federal & State Grants

Not applicable to Graduate program

Pell Grant

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full time or part time
 

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Exceptional financial need
  • Pell recipient
  • 0 EFC
  • Full time 

 

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

  • Need-based
  • Full time or Part Time
  • Based on Ohio residency
 

 

Student Loan Programs

Private Loan

  • Demonstrate financial need

Subsidized Federal Direct Loan

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be enrolled at least half time
  • Graduate students not eligible
  • $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 Military Discounts

Residential Undergraduate
  • Offered to Residential Undergraduate students who are military service members or veterans.
  • $250 per credit hour after all other grants and scholarships are applied.
College of Adult & Graduate Studies
  • Offered to Adult & Graduate students who are military service members, veterans, military spouses, and military dependents 23 years old and under.
  • $250 per credit hour after all other grants and scholarships are applied.

Ohio Christian University Aid

Not applicable to students in the College of Adult & Graduate Studies.

Renewable Scholarships
  • Based on incoming criteria, such as GPA, class rank, ACT score, and affiliations.
OCU Scholarships
  • Applications are due in the spring semester. Email the OCU Financial Aid Department for more details.
  • Up to $5000 per year.
Church Matching Grant
  • Scholarship 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 Grant
  • Must be claimed as a Dependent
  • $250 per sibling per semester
Athletic Scholarships*
  • Must be a varsity athlete.
  • Amount determined by the Athletic Department

*Varsity athletes are only eligible for the Athletic Scholarship and Renewable Scholarships.