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Federal School Code 005753

Grants

A grant is financial aid that does not require repayment as long as the student completes the semester. Owens Community College participates in several need-based federal and state funded grant programs. There are certain eligibility requirements for each program. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for any of the grant programs listed.

The grant programs available at Owens Community College are:

Federal Pell Grant
  • Need-based
  • Eligibility is primarily based on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Students who have a Pell-eligible EFC and who meet the following criteria are eligible for the maximum Pell grant:

  • The student's parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001
    and
  • The student was under the age of 24 years old, or was enrolled at least half-time in college, at the time of the parent or guardian's death

2013-2014 annual award amount: Up to $5645

2014-2015 annual award amount: $5,730

Enrollment required: A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, including summer, is required to receive full eligibility, with pro-rated awards given to students with less than 12 credit hours

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 12 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • A federal grant awarded to students with exceptional financial need
  • Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis
  • Students must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant to qualify

Annual award amount: Up to $600

Enrollment required: 1 or more credit hours

Application: FAFSA


Owens Community College Grant
  • Students must meet most federal aid eligibility requirements.
  • Students must have financial need.
  • Eligibility is primarily based on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Annual award amount: Up to $600 based on availability of funds

Enrollment required: 1 or more courses

Application: FAFSA


Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

This grant is for students who are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, and meet the following criteria:

  • The student's parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001
    and
  • The student was under the age of 24 years old, or was enrolled at least half-time in college, at the time of the parent or guardian's death

2013-2014 annual award amount: Up to $5,238.56

2014-2015 annual award amount: $5,317 estimated

Enrollment required: A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, including summer, is required to receive full eligibility, with pro-rated awards given to students with less than 12 credit hours

Application: FAFSA


Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
  • A state grant to help with tuition, fees and living expenses of certain foster youth
  • Foster youth must present an Ohio ETV Program letter to Oserve, after which the College must confirm the student's eligibility with the State of Ohio

2013-2014 award amount: $920

2014-2015 award amount: $1,048

Enrollment required: A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required to receive full eligibility, with pro-rated awards given to students with less than 12 credit hours

Application: FAFSA and Ohio ETV Program approval


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