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Grants are money provided to the student that does not need to be repaid. They are typically awarded based on financial need. You must complete a FAFSA each year for consideration. See the Grant Eligibility Chart for more information. Grant amounts are prorated based on enrollment.

Program Eligibility Amount/Terms
Federal Pell Grant Undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution (beginning with the 2024-2025 aid year, Student Aid Index) below a certain threshold established by the federal government. The Pell Grant award amount is prorated based on Enrollment Status. Maximum lifetime eligibility: 12 full-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. The offer amount is $100 – $4,000 per year; limited funding is available.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) Undergraduate Ohio students with exceptional financial need attending Oxford Campus. In some cases, Regional students may be eligible. Maximum lifetime eligibility: 10 semesters.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH) Students awarded in exchange for specific future teaching service in designated high-need fields and low-income elementary and secondary schools. If a student does not complete the required teaching service, the grant becomes a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid. Maximum lifetime amounts: undergraduate: $16,000; graduate: $8,000.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) A federal grant to qualifying students with a parent or guardian who died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. If a student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, he or she cannot receive an IASG. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year.
Second Chance Grant Program One-time grant available to disenrolled Ohio resident students wishing to re-enroll at a qualifying Ohio institution. $3,000 (Note: appropriation for the Second Chance Grant has been fully allocated for 2024-2025)


Additional Grants

Pennsylvania State Grant

A state grant for Pennsylvania residents with financial need. The grant amount varies up to $300 per semester for Pennsylvania residents attending Ohio schools. Students must complete a FAFSA and apply for the grant through the PA State Grant Program page. 

Vermont Grant

A state grant for Vermont residents with financial need who are enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate degree program. For more information, visit the VSAC Grant page.

Study Abroad Airfare Grant

Oxford undergraduate students demonstrating financial need, and who plan to attend full-time during either the fall or spring in a study abroad program, are eligible to receive a university grant of up to $600 for their airline ticket. This one-time grant is available for one study abroad semester while attending Miami. An additional amount of up to $600 is also available as an interest-free university loan. Students who receive the grant and do not participate in a study abroad program will be required to repay the funds.

To qualify for this grant, students should submit the following:

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