Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

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Amount
Awarded

$1,371

Awarded

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020

Thursday
Awarded By:

Ohio Board of Regents

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Ohio.
  3. Must attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Ohio or Pennsylvania.
  4. Must be enrolled at least part-time.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be a high school senior or older.
  7. Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,190 or less and have a household income of $75,000 or less.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Ohio resident undergraduate students who are planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in Ohio or Pennsylvania. The student must demonstrate financial need and must not have a family income over $75,000 or a calculated EFC of more than $2,190.

Application requirements for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a state program, administered by Ohio Board of Regents, established to provide financial assistance to Ohio students 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. The OCOG is awarded based on total family income and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. To qualify, the family's total income must be equal to or less than $75,000 and the EFC has to be equal to or less than 2190. In the event of insufficient funding, priority for an OCOG award will be given to students who demonstrate the highest financial need.

Award Amount: Award amounts ranges from $150 to $2,832 annually based on student's enrollment status and the type of institution he/she is attending. Students are eligible to receive awards for up to a maximum of 10 semesters or 15 quarters. Recipients must re-apply each year. In addition to the annual award amount, eligible students continuously enrolled may receive an additional 1/2 or 1/3 of their respective award amount in the third semester or fourth quarter. Award amounts are established annually by the Ohio Board of Regents and are subject to change.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,371.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, October 1, 2020

Additional information about this award is available from the Ohio Higher Education website. The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a state-funded grant program available to Ohio residents. To apply, interested students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Please note: Each participating college or university may require students to submit additional forms or supplemental information before scholarship eligibility can be determined. Students should contact their institutions for additional details. The FAFSA must be submitted by Oct. 1 each year.
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Address: 30 E. Broad St., 36th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215

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