Grants

Grants are financial aid awards that do not need to be repaid. Some of the grants available for eligible Miami students are listed below. Students must file a FAFSA in order to be considered for these grants.

Federal Pell Grant

A federal grant awarded to undergraduate students with a high financial need, based on a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment hours.

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant is a federal program that awards up to $4,000 per year to students who agree 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.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A federal grant awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority in awarding SEOG funds is given to students who are Pell Grant recipients.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

State grant assistance for Ohio resident undergraduate students with financial need enrolled at the Oxford campus. The OCOG award amount for 2017-2018 was $1,536 for full-time students.

Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

A state grant for Pennsylvania residents with financial need enrolled at least half-time. 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 PHEAA directly.

Vermont Grant

A state grant for Vermont residents with financial need who are enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate degree program. The grant can be used during the fall and spring semesters for a total of 10 semesters. The Vermont State Grant requires submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The amount varies depending upon financial need and the cost of the institution and the resources they consider available for education. A student who plans to attend less than full-time is eligible to apply for a part-time grant based on financial need. The part-time amount varies depending on credit hours.

Study Abroad Airfare Grant

Eligible students with financial need may receive a university grant up to $600 for their study abroad airline ticket and could receive the remainder of their ticket price (up to $600) in an interest-free university loan. This grant is available for one semester of study abroad while attending Miami. For more information and the requirements for this grant, see Financial Aid for Study Abroad.