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  • Federal and State Grants

    Federal Grants

    Pell Grant

    Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grant (SEOG)
    The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Students who receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive SEOG first. The SEOG grant does not have to be repaid. 

    To apply for the Pell or SEOG, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) .

    For more information regarding federal grant opportunities, click here .

    State Grants

    Short-Term Certificate Grant Program
    The Ohio Department of Higher Learning has awarded Edison State Community College a grant in the amount of $91,000 for approved short-term certificates (less than 30 credit hours) through the Short-Term Certificate Grant Program. This grant is designed to assist students who have financial need. This grant awards up to $1,000 to a student who is enrolled in—and has declared as a major—a qualifying short-term certificate program. To qualify, a student cannot receive Pell grant funding or FAFSA. Students must complete the application form and submit to Financial Aid for verification of eligibility. If approved, the award may be applied to classes within the short-term certificate program and may be used in multiple semesters until the amount has been exhausted. This grant may be used for tuition and lab fees but may not be used for books. The grant may be used in conjunction with the Finish For Your Future Grant, Choose Ohio First and/or apprenticeship grants.

    Finish For Your Future Grant Program
    The Ohio Department of Higher Learning has awarded Edison State Community College a grant in the amount of $50,000 for approved short-term certificates (less than 30 credit hours) under the Finish For Your Future Grant Program. This grant is designed to assist students 25 years of age or older who have financial need. This grant awards up to $1,000 to a student who is enrolled in—and declared as a major—a qualifying short-term certificate program. To qualify, a student cannot receive Pell grant funding or FAFSA. Students must complete the application form and submit to Financial Aid for verification of eligibility. If approved, the award may be applied to classes within the short-term certificate program and may be used in multiple semesters until the amount has been exhausted. This grant may be used for tuition and lab fees but may not be used for books. This grant may be used in conjunction with the Short-Term Certificate, Choose Ohio First and/or apprenticeship grants.

    Ohio War Orphans
    The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. To be eligible, students must be under the age of 25 and enrolled for full-time undergraduate study to an accredited Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required.

    Ohio Education Training Voucher Program
    The Ohio Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care. Students may receive up to $5000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.

    Ohio College Opportunity Grant
    The Ohio Board of Regents 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) who are enrolled at Ohio public university main campuses (not regional campuses or community colleges), Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities and Ohio private, for-profit institutions. While OCOG is not generally available to community college students, those community college students eligible for the ETV program may also be eligible for OCOG. In addition, community college students may be eligible for a OCOG if they attend year-round and have exhausted their Pell grant.

    Ohio National Guard
    Benefits may be available to those serving in the Ohio National Guard. For more information, click here .

    For more information regarding state grant opportunities, click here .