University of Northwestern Ohio

Grants

Federal Grant Eligibility

A FAFSA application is required and verification must be complete (if selected) for Federal Grant eligibility. A student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and must not be in default on previously borrowed Federal Loans nor have an overpayment record on previously received Federal loans and grants.  

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant can provide financial support to undergraduate students who have the highest financial need. The regulations define an undergraduate as one who is enrolled in an undergraduate course of study and who has not earned a baccalaureate degree. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is determined by completing the FAFSA. 

Pell Grant eligibility is determined by the Student Aid Index (SAI) which is the result of the FAFSA.  Eligibility amounts are also prorated based on a student's enrollment status or enrollment intensity. Beginning the 2024/2025 Academic Year, if a student is enrolled less than full time, eligibility will be determined by the number of credit hours enrolled per term. 

Pell funds are available for up to 18 quarters or 36 Sessions (roughly six years) of attendance and can be received "Year-Round".  This means students can receive up to 150% of their annual Pell eligibility for additional terms within an academic year beyond the traditional 9-month academic year. Students can apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov.

For the 2024/2025 year, Pell Grant eligibility can range from $740 to $7,395 for a traditional Academic Year based on a student's SAI, which must be between 0 - 6655 to qualify. Students with an SAI above 6655 may qualify for a minimum Pell Grant, which is determined by the FAFSA.  More information regarding the Federal Pell grant can be found here

Federal Pell Grant funds are disbursed once per term after student eligibility for the term is confirmed. Disbursements are scheduled after the term census date, which for the College of Applied Technologies is the 7th business day of the term and for the Colleges of Business, Occupational Professions, and Health Professions is the 12th business day of the term.  

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal SEOG is another aid source for students with high need. Students must be Pell Grant eligible to be considered for this grant, with eligibility determined by the FAFSA.  These campus-based funds are provided to the University and are then offered by the Financial Aid Office to students based on their Estimated Family Contribution, with eligibility amounts ranging from $100 to $360 per traditional Academic Year.  Eligibility amounts are prorated based on a student's enrollment status. 

Federal SEOG funds are disbursed once per term after student eligibility for the term is confirmed. Disbursements are scheduled after the term census date, which for the College of Applied Technologies is the 7th business day of the term and for the Colleges of Business, Occupational Professions, and Health Professions is the 12th business day of the term.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant is a state-funded grant available to eligible Ohio residents who complete the FAFSA prior to October 1 each year and demonstrate financial need.

To be eligible for 2024/2025, students must have a Student Aid Index (SAI) of 3750 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000 or less. In addition, students must be enrolled in an associate or baccalaureate degree program and males 18 years of age and older must be registered with Selective Service.  Students must maintain eligibility by meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. OCOG funds are available for up to 15 quarters of attendance and must be applied to tuition and general fees only.  The 2024/2025 maximum award amount for a 9-month Academic Year for The University of Northwestern Ohio is  $4998.

OCOG eligibility may be reduced if a student's tuition and fee less Pell/EFC or SAI combination is less than the maximum OCOG eligibility amount per Ohio Department of Higher Education rules.  OCOG funds are disbursed once per term after student eligibility for the term is confirmed.  Disbursements are scheduled after the term census date, which for the College of Applied Technologies is the 7th business day of the term and for the Colleges of Business, Occupational Professions, and Health Professions is the 12th business day of the term.  

Financial Aid Contact

1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Attn: Office of Financial Aid

 

 

Monday - Friday 7:30AM — 5:00PM *

* Hours are extended until 6:00 p.m. on the first day of each academic term.