Grants

Federal Pell Grant

This grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree and show exceptional financial need based on information provided by the FAFSA. A student's enrollment status is also taken into account when awarding the Pell Grant. During the 2010-2011 Academic year approximately 67% of all full-time OCU students received a Pell grant

Pell Grant funds will be credited directly to a student's account. As with all grants, a Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Like the Pell Grant, the FSEOG does not have to be paid back. This grant is awarded to Pell-eligible students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Valid FAFSA results must be received in the Financial Aid Office to receive consideration. The FSEOG funds will be credited directly to a student's account.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is a state-funded grant that is awarded to Ohio residents that have an expected family contribution of 2190 or below and complete their FAFSA by October 1 of each year.

Ohio Christian University Need Based Grant

The Ohio Christian University Need Based Grant is used as a supplement to all other financial aid in order to reduce a student's out-of-pocket semester cost to correspond with the guaranteed payment categories as shown on the New EFC Based Guaranteed Payment Categories chart.

TEACH Grant

The TEACH grant is a federally awarded grant to students who are US citizens and meet certain academic requirements. A student must enroll in coursework leading to a teaching degree and committ to teach in a high need area. The grant is awarded in amounts of up to $2000 each semester that a student is enrolled full time.

EFC Based Guaranteed Payment Categories

EFC* Maximum Out-of-Pocket Payment Per Semester**
0-1000 $2,500
1001-2000 $3,000
2001-3000 $3,500
3001-4000 $4,000
4001-5000 $4,500
5001-6000 $5,000
6001-7000 $5,500
7001-8000 $6,000

*EFC Based Guaranteed Payment Categories are based on students taking 12-16 credit hours.
**Maximum out-of-pocket payment is figured after all other sources of financial aid, including Stafford loans, have been applied to a student's account.

Church Matching Grant

OCU will match up to $500 per semester, with any money that a student's church contributes to his or her education.  Church Matching Grant forms can be found in Financial Aid Office.

$1,000/Year Good Neighbor Quality Student/Christian Homeschools Grant

The Good Neighbor Quality Student/Christian Homeschools Grant is awarded to students who have graduated from a Christian school, Homeschool(s), or from a high school in one of the following counties: Pickaway, Ross, Fairfield, Fayette, Pike, Hocking, Madison, Franklin or Licking.

$500 per Sibling/Year Sibling Grant

The Sibling Grant is offered to all siblings who attend OCU at the same time and are both classified as dependent students.