Federal School Code 005753

Grants


A grant is financial aid that is generally based on financial need. You do not have to pay back grants as long as you complete the semester. Each grant has certain eligibility requirements, in addition to the general Eligibility Requirements for aid. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for any of the grant programs listed.

The grant programs available at Owens Community College are:

Federal Pell Grant 2023-2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024)
  • Need-based
  • Eligibility is primarily based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

You are eligible for the maximum Pell grant if you have a Pell-eligible EFC and meet the following criteria:

  • Your 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; or was actively serving as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer and died in the line of duty*
    and
  • You were under the age of 24 years, or were enrolled at least half-time in college, at the time of your parent or guardian’s death
2023-2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024) annual award amount: $7,395

If you are enrolled summer, fall, and at least half-time in spring, your annual amount may be increased by up to 50%.

Enrollment required: For full eligibility, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester, including summer. Amounts are pro-rated if you are enrolled in less than 12 credits.

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 12 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA®

*Please contact the Student Service Center for instructions if this situation applies to you.

Federal Pell Grant 2024-2025 (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025)
  • Need-based
  • Eligibility is primarily based on your your Student Aid Index (SAI)

You are eligible for the maximum Pell grant if you have a Pell-eligible SAI and meet the following criteria:

  • Your parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces and died as a result of performing active duty military service on or after 9/11/2001; or was actively serving as a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety officer and died in the line of duty.
    and
  • You were under 33 years of age as of January 1, 2024.
2024-2025 (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025) annual award amount: $7,395

If you are enrolled summer, fall, and spring, your annual amount may be increased by up to 50%.

Enrollment required: For full eligibility, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester, including summer. If you are enrolled in less than 12 credits, amounts are adjusted based on the number of credits you are enrolled.

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 12 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA®

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Funds are very limited. Apply early.
  • You must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and have exceptional financial need to qualify.  Students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) / Student Aid Index (SAI) receive first priority.
Annual award amount: Up to $600

Enrollment required: 1 or more credit hours

Application: FAFSA®

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (2023-2024 only)
You may qualify for this grant if all of the following apply:

  • Your 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
  • You were under the age of 24 years, or were enrolled at least half-time in college, at the time of your parent or guardian’s death
  • Your EFC is above the limit for Federal Pell Grant eligibility
2023-2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024) annual award amount: $6,973

If you are enrolled summer, fall, and at least half-time in spring, your annual amount may be increased by up to 50%.

Enrollment required: For full eligibility, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester, including summer. Amounts are pro-rated if you are enrolled in less than 12 credits.

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 12 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA®

 

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) for Year-round Students (Spring semester only)
  • You must be an Ohio resident with an EFC of 3750 or less and a family income of $96,000 or less to be considered
  • You must meet all state and federal aid eligibility requirements and have received the Federal Pell Grant for summer and fall semesters. This grant will supplement any remaining Pell funds for those students who are unable to receive spring semester Pell grant funds because they are enrolled below half-time or have reached the 12-semester Pell limit.
Spring 2024 amount: up to $1600

Enrollment required: To be considered for full eligibility, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required. Amounts are pro-rated if you are enrolled in less than 12 credits

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 10 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA®

 

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) for Veterans and Foster Youth
  • Veterans must be using Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty), Chapter 31 (Veteran Readiness and Employment), or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) benefits as certified by the Owens Office of Veterans Services.
  • Foster youth must present an Ohio ETV Program approval letter to the Student Service Center, after which the College must confirm the student’s eligibility with the State of Ohio
  • You must be an Ohio resident with an EFC of 3750 or less and a family income of $96,000 or less to be considered
2023-2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024) annual award amount: up to $1600 per semester

Awards may be used to help with tuition and living expenses

Enrollment required: For full eligibility, a minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester, including summer. Amounts are pro-rated if you are enrolled less than 12 credits

Length of eligibility: Maximum of 10 full-time semesters

Application: FAFSA®. Veterans’ Benefits certification (for veterans) or Ohio ETV Program approval (for foster youth).

FAFSA® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Education.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.