Ohio College Opportunity Grant

🏆 Available:
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ 10/01

Last year this scholarship received 68,495 applicant(s). $94,431,659 was awarded to 68495 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)(link sends e-mail) that should be completed) who are enrolled at Ohio public colleges or universities, Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions.

Who is Eligible?

Ohio residents in an associate degree, first bachelor’s degree, or nurse diploma program at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 2190 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000.


Students apply for OCOG benefits by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligibility Requirements

  • For residents of the following states: Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Financial need analysis required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)

How To Apply

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Donor: Ohio Department of Higher Education

Works in partnership with Ohio’s higher education community to authorize and approve new degree programs, manage state-funded financial aid programs for students, and to develop and advocate policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the State of Ohio.