Grant Programs

Students with a high level of financial need are typically eligible for grants. Generally, a student receives grant funds in combination with loans and/or federal work-study. Students with a disability may also be eligible for grants from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.

The following grant programs are awarded on the basis of a family's financial circumstances; no repayment is required.

Federal Pell Grant - A federal grant for undergraduate students. For the 13-14 academic year, the EFC has to be below 5,081 and the award range is $605 to $5645 for students enrolled full time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) - Federal grant administered by Miami University for high financial need students who are also eligible for Pell Grants. A limited number of these grants are given in combination with Pell Grant, loan, and/or federal work-study.

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant - Federal grant program awarding up to $3,496 per year to a student who agrees to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A TEACH Grant recipient must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH Grant was received. IMPORTANT: If a student fails to complete this teaching obligation, all amounts of the TEACH Grant that were received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. This loan and all accrued interest must be repaid to the U.S. Department of Education. Interest will be charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

To qualify for a TEACH Grant, a student must have placed above the 75th percentile of a standardized college admission test (ACT/SAT/GRE); OR have a high school cumulative 3.25 GPA and must maintain the 3.25 GPA throughout the student’s academic program; OR be a current teacher returning to pursue an advanced degree. The student may be either an undergraduate or graduate enrolled full or part-time. Award amounts are proportionally reduced as enrollment level lessens.

A student must complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) each year and complete TEACH Entrance Counseling each year to receive a TEACH Grant. For information about the high-need fields and schools serving low-income students, eligibility requirements, grant conditions, and to obtain the service agreement, see teach-ats.ed.gov.

You may cancel all or a portion of your TEACH grant after funds have been credited to your student’s Bursar account by notifying us in writing within 30 days after the date of your grant disbursement notice. After 30 days, you will work directly with the Department of Education.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) - A state grant program which provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio students with financial need attending the Oxford campus. Students apply for the OCOG by completing the FAFSA by October 1 each year. For the 2012-2013academic year, the maximum award amount for full-time enrollment is $856 for students with an EFC of less than 2191. Award amounts are proportionally reduced as enrollment level lessens.

BVR/Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation-Bureau of Services for the Blind - Federal and state grant program for undergraduate students with disabilities. Eligibility for funding is determined by the Rehabilitation Service Commission in the student's state of residence. Contact the state office in your state capital in order to begin the agency's application process as early as possible.

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